Niekija Picture

Drawn for Disney-Club's Princess Design Sheet Challenge contest. The purpose was to design a new Disney princess. I took inspiration from Sámi mythology and the story of Niekija, daughter of the Moon. It's a very interesting story which you can read here: [link]

Niekija is described as "very pretty with a round face and red cheeks and her hair had the color of silver. The story tells she shined and glittered when she moved." I tried my best to design a traditional Sámi dress for her, using elements from various regional incarnations of Sámi outfits. The pendant around her neck is modeled after the old symbol for the Moon. You can read more about the symbols here: [link]

I learned some new things while researching the Sámi culture and I can only hope I did it some justice.
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