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Real-life Rapunzel by alicexz Real-life Rapunzel by alicexz
I was browsing through the Tumblr of this girl, Cyril... who blogs a lot of Disney and Harry Potter stuff along with some personal stuff -- like how it's a dream of hers to work at a Disney park as a Princess -- and amidst all her fun posts I noticed something that pissed me off a great deal. On Tumblr you can send anonymous messages to people as long as they have it enabled... and someone had sent Cyril an anonymous message saying she wasn't pretty enough to be a Disney Princess actress.

First of all, it really annoys me when people leave unnecessarily shitty messages online because they think they can get away with it, when they would never dare to say the same things without the anonymity of the Internet to hide behind. Was it really fucking necessary to send a message like that, even if it's what you honestly thought? Nobody asked you. And especially to someone who you follow online... this person knew that their message would hurt Cyril because only people who read her blog would know that she wants to be a Disney actress... and they sent it anyway. And that is complete shit.

I used to get people who'd follow my blog or dA and then talk shit about me elsewhere thinking I didn't know exactly who they were and what they were saying… so when some little asshole took the time out of their day to send Cyril a personal message that they knew would upset her, it really hit home with me. Because I know 99% of trolls who say crap on the Internet would never do so in person - hell, 99% of them can't even say things WITH THEIR OWN USERNAME, they've gotta hide behind an anon or hide on a different website to whisper amongst themselves like idiots. It's kind of hilarious in a very sad, losing-faith-in-humanity sort of way. Contrary to popular belief, there IS a difference between "being honest" and "being an anonymous, cowardly jackass." Just because you CAN post whatever the fuck you want online (the beauty of the Internet) doesn't mean you SHOULD. Ugh, people.

SO ANYWAY! tl;dr, back to this piece, this painting is a gift for Cyril, aka ~Bamiebal, a portrait of her as Rapunzel, who is the Disney Princess she would like to play someday. I wanted to draw a realistic Rapunzel anyway, and I decided she'd be a perfect model. Suck on that one, troll.

Oh and FYI - I don't know Cyril personally, I just happen to follow her blog. So she didn't have any influence on me doing this aside from giving me permission to use her as reference.

Drawn in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from one of Cyril's deviantIDs:… For the hair I referenced several photos of Disneyland Rapunzels.

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LumenBlurb Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anons are horrible. And this is beautiful like the sun.
CallicoJackRackham Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Beautiful and the story behind it even more so.
You have to let those trolls talk and ignore them.
If i have learned anything it is that you have to be who you are instead of listening to how others think you should be.
Cyril looks great, just like this painting, and i have to say that in this painting she looks a whole damn lot like Rapunzel!
Never forget: Be yourself, no matter what they say.
SeventhSkull Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
Yes, jerkass trolls like that make me lose faith in humanity too.

But on the bright side, there always seem to be people like you around to restore said faith. So thank you.

Also, that is a wonderful piece of art, keep up the good work.
McTalon Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful painting, and the story behind it is no less impressive.
Tunder2510 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
TV Tropes brought me here- you are great person! And amazing artist. :la:
Chipper-Doodle Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so heartwarming, and the colors are bright and vibrant.
So nice.
Sesshoumarus1andONLY Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's beautiful.
Atlantagirl Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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MissNellie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
led here by TvTropes, she is beautiful and your work is great too!

- Miss Nellie -
Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
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Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Student General Artist
Really? 'not beautiful enough to be a princess' (said in voice of stitch when talking about whatshername) This is beautiful, both the reason and the picture.
awesomeyuffie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Student General Artist
its so lovely! ^^
Alecshie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
It's sweet that you did this for her. My admiration for you grows. c:
davanart Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful portrait! And Cyril is beautiful too!
izclark Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
shes lovely. actually prettier than a lot of the women who DO play disney park princesses.
Mr-Bonevelous Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
She's beautiful :)
TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Writer
Beautiful. Absolutely Beautiful. TV Tropes lead me here. To the Jerkass who said she was ugly-Look at this, and see if she's ugly. She's not, dumbass. Anyway, beautiful picture.
superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Absolutely beautiful.
Tobias-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
beautiful <3
ThePhantomWolf Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student General Artist
I also found you through tv tropes 'crowning moment of heartwarming', and must say, you are a truely wonderful person, with some amazing art skills! Thanks for being such an awesome person! =D She must be soooo happy thanks to you
LifeStreamStudios Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
RainyMeadows Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I had a hat, I would take it off to you. This is a fantastic picture and whoever said that horrible comment should be forced to watch Twilight.
bdepp Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Found this because of tv tropes. I think this was absolutely awesome for you to do. Damn basement dwelling trolls. 4chan ruined the internet for everyone. If they get off the net every once in awhile and go outside in the real world, maybe they wouldn't be suck assholes. But then again, going outside means they would have to confront people, and there are no screens to protect someone form a punch in the face in the real world :matrixfight: .

Keep doing what your doing, we need people with morals on the internet. We're becoming extinct!
Clendestine Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
What an amazing thing to do for someone, especially someone you don't know personally! And she really is beautiful, she'd be a great face character! :)
avadaxxxkedavra Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
this is SO rapunzel!!!!!! <3
Lyselle Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your drawing, but even more the reason why you've painted it. Great for you, and fuck those trolls!
XToriRoseXD Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
very beautiful drawing of Rapunzel :)
BrintonTwin Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Tour awesome! Did you know you are on as an example for Heartwarming: Real Life, Acts of Kindness? Thank you for being a great person. :)
GlorX17 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
based on this picture....she would be a perfect rapunzel and even without the pic she still would if shes so passionate about becoming apart of Disney! great job :3
StarberryCupcake Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I saw this and went like "didn't Cyril had this as a userpic for a while on tumblr?" and then read the description haha xD I didn't know you made it for her, that's awesome. It's really great what you did it for her. I follow Cyril and she follows me, we've talked a couple of times and I've noticed that thing of the anon hate. It has happened to me too, anons (and not anons) sending me their very honest thoughts on my looks, so I know what it is and sometimes it really hurts. It's awesome that you did this for her, it's a very accurate picture and a beautiful idea behind it. And Cyril is great, she totally deserves the love!
secretsaremylife Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Sweetest thing I've ever read.
bellorel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think she's beautiful, she can totally be Rapunzel! And to whoever said that she wasn't pretty enough...screw off! You are just hating because you know that you can never be a Disney Princess and Disney Park, unlike Cyril. You go be a princess if you want to girl!
followthefootprints Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
The painting is totally gorgeous, as is the model, but to be honest I am more impressed with you sticking up for her. I admire you for seeing something that upset you, and actually doing something about it, as most people wouldn't. You are amazing! xx
sapphireswimming Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
She (and this picture) look beyond beautiful. It's just what I would imagine if I pictured a real-life Rapunzel. :love:
Ysabelle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
This is gorgeous, and Cyril is really beautiful!
Arashi32900 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
She is more than pretty enough to be a Disney Princess. Whoever told her she wasn't is a troll.
ParawhoreLove Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I think shes beautiful!
Notorre Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
jfahjjhsadh! Are you kidding me! I would kill to look like her. Only not really. Because killing is bad.

Anyway! She's freaking gorgeous!
Lite-up Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Beautiful. She has my vote. :)
YetiInPinkBoots Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
How in Zeus's name is she ugly?! That is the prettiest painting I've ever seen!
JosephineNV Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Årh. I just liked the painting but then I read your comment and almost cried (I am a cry'er) and it is just so true.

But yeah, really a beautiful Rapunzel.
PurpleStegosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Her face reminds me of my aunt, for some reason. o:
Excellent job!
TatiMayers Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
This is one of your most beautiful pieces. I'm curious as to why you haven't turned this into a print or something?
SangoMisaki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bullies are always cowards in some way... Fantastic painting and a terrific Model.
chrissythefangirl Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
Big meanies!

lilium-auratum Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
This is actually one of the absolute sweetest things I've seen on the internet;; good for you, and good for Cyril, for being cool enough to win such an awesome white knight!
Silver-Moon-Dance Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
This is one of the sweetest acts of kindness on the internet I've ever seen. Cyril looks absolutely stunning, both normally and as Rapunzel. I hope she achieves her dream.
I hate it when people think anonymity is a Get Out Of Jail Free Card for being an asshole. It's one of my pet peeves.
chrica Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Not only was that an incredibly unkind and rude thing for that anonymous person to say, but it's also completely untrue! She's really quite lovely. And your picture is gorgeous! ♥
fortheblind Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Beautiful piece and heartwarming story. (:
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