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Disney Villains by MattesWorks Disney Villains by MattesWorks
If you haven’t noticed, I love the Disney villains. I just wanted to do a piece showing them all off. (At least my favorites.) Each one of these sketches are original Josh designs. I spent the most time on Maleficent. I wanted to make sure she was perfect. She’s my all-time favorite. I put her at the front because I wanted to give her a crazy fabulous pose. I pictured her as if she was a carved woman at the head of old fashioned ship. I wanted her evil yet still beautiful. As far as Ursula/Vanessa I couldn’t really pick which version of her to do, so I did both. I wanted to keep her pretty like the rest of the female villains I used, but I loved the idea of the tentacles. And the two L’s seemed too close to each other to use one for a different character. I definitely wanted to use Dr. Facilier, but he’s usually featured very tall, thin and reed like. I wanted to capture his “sneakiness” and I remember one of the older Princess and the Frog movie posters. I used that as my inspiration and he fit so perfectly into the “S.”
When I’d finished my original idea, there were still a lot of villains I love but didn’t get to use. My partner suggested that I use the bottom half of the letters in the same way I did the tops. I didn’t want the colors or sketch qualities to venture form the tips of the letters, but I wanted to use the bottoms in some way. I placed the Queen of Hearts silhouette first because the “A” was the only letter not being used. It turned out great. Once I thought of using negative and positive space Cruella DeVille happened and I feel she’s like, the best design decision I’ve ever made. :)
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jenniequintero Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017
love love love this! Do you sell your prints? I need this for my Disney wall.
Svlad76 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016
I'd love to get this printed on vinyl for a magic band for a Disney trip we have coming up in December. This would only be for my personal use. Would you be willing to allow this? Thanks
90sDisneyCartoons Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016
that's awesome!!!
serrendipity110 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Hi! I was wondering if your designs are available as RedBubble products? I was searching for "Disney Villains stickers" yesterday and I could have *sworn* that I saw this design pop up as a sticker. (I teach a course on Disney Villains and was looking to jazz up my lesson plan notebook.) TIA! 
CyberRaven Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work, love the little silhouette details.
AceofDeath Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional Writer
Amazing work! Cruella's silhouette is my favorite, as it's incredibly creative. I like the L the best for the "upper" villain.
 It's great to see someone who appreciates the Disney villains as much as I do. Hope you don't mind, but I embedded it (so you get full credit) in my blog post on Disney Villain art:… . If for whatever reason you don't want to be on the post, let me know.
Mykalr Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
I really love this! I would love this on a shirt! If that's possible please let me know!

Samara39 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Do you have this available as a t shirt somewhere? I must have this on a t shirt. 😍
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
I hope to eventually. Right now though, nope. I've had a lot of people ask.
KFahrni Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
Your work is amazing!!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
I greatly appreciate it!
Jackson93 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm kinda guessing this says it all.(all of the Disney villains that is)

(Marvelous work btw:clap:)
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Thanks so much
darkangellette Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this and used it in my blog. I was sure to credit you as well! Amazing work!!
keylimeviva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Can't stop looking at this! I love the concept and the execution so much!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015
Thanks! It's becoming very popular online. It's even starting to get ripped off which is quite irritating.
zKariLuna Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahmazing! In credible! I'm flabbergasted! Fantastic job
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Cool! I like how you incorporated the shadows of the other villains, and I can see how you used the first cover art for the Princess and the Frog with Facilier!
Marblemeadow Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So brilliant!
Isen-Vinter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
WOW that looks really awesome :)
doctordonna131 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I LOVE THIS!! i love  the hidden villains in this! so well done!
FlawedDesign1 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
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Bela-designs Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so cool! I'm sort of a villain fan myself. Again, this is so cool!
happylilvampyr Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
I so love this!  I'm a huge Villains fan myself, and of course Maleficent is the top of this list!
cierra-nighttiger089 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is AMAZING!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Thank you!
cierra-nighttiger089 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!~
LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
elliecas Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

I found your image on google and absolutely loved it.

I was making a tshirt for my sister and i to go to disneyland and we wanted to use your image on back.

i'd love to send you a copy of the tshirt, if you like. but as a fellow artist, i do not want to use it without asking you first.

Is this okay? I wasn't able to locate it in your prints to purchase.

Let me know as soon as you can since our trip is this coming weekend.

my direct email is
angidawn24 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this so amazing in so many ways! I Love it!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thanks (in so many ways) lol:happybounce:
AmyNChan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
just....  wow....  o.o
Wish2MakeWishes Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
this is such a wonderful piece i love it, especially the silhouettes 
Cheshirecat209 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the 'hidden' characters in the letters and of course the obvious ones. Wonderful :)
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
:) thanks
JonnyJuke Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
The subtle characters in the lettering is gorgeous
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
Thanks so much!
cupidbaby78 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
RubyySlipperss Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art!! I love it! I will be sharing it on my Villains page. You will have full credit!…
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Thank you so much
Missgagagothlawyer Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i LOVE disney villains as well! :) and my fave villain in Maleficent too! and i love her facial expression: it says 'DON'T MESS WIV MEEEEEE!' I also just love the whole thing! well done!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Awe thanks! I'm quite proud of this one. 
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MattesWorks Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Devilish lol tanks!
traces-on-a-page Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Very cool. :)
mikemack1984 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
this is great
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Really great !
ShadowcatPrime Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. :D
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