The news of Halle Bailey playing Ariel in Disney’s live-action The Little Mermaid has taken the internet by storm.
With such a monumental role being played by a young Black woman, many artists have become inspired and are sharing their artwork based on Bailey on social media.
Here are just a few of the pieces that have been making the rounds:
— Alice X. Zhang (@alicexz) July 4, 2019
???? Watch and you’ll see
Some day I’ll be
— Nilah Magruder (@nilaffle) July 4, 2019
— Jermaine ???? BlerdCon (@jermainedesign) July 4, 2019
I think Halle is perfect for this role. She is supposed to portray a mythical being, and she definitely possesses that strange mysterious beauty. I’m sure they will give her that iconic red hair. Here, I drew her as Ariel: pic.twitter.com/s6FPcPdtmT
— Marietta Ivanova (@mariettanova) July 4, 2019
— tara nicole✨???? (@nicoledessine) July 4, 2019
— MattyB (@matthewb_) July 4, 2019
— Hayden Williams (@Hayden_Williams) July 4, 2019
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) July 4, 2019
The amount of fan art doesn’t lie: A lot of people believe Bailey makes the perfect Ariel and can’t wait to see her excel on screen.
Photo credit: Alice X. Zhang, Hayden Williams, @matthewb_