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Here is my version of the Powhatan princess, Pocahontas.... Disney version that is. :D

The story of the real Pocahontas is different from that of the Disney movie. When the settlers first came to her homeland, which is present day Virginia, she was near the age of 11 or 12. Pocahontas was a big help to the settlers of Jamestown by bringing them much needed food.
In the winter of 1607, Captain John Smith was on an exploring and trading mission when he was suddenly captured by cheif Powhatan. According to rumor, Pocahontas saved John Smith from being executed by the cheif- she was 13 years old at the time.
In April of 1614, Pocahontas married John Rolfe, who was a sucessful tobacco planter in Jamestown. Chief Powhatan and Govenor Thomas Dale thought that the marrige between Pocahontas and John Rolfe would make the relations between the Powhatans and the settlers better. The marraige brought peace between the colonists and the Indians for eight years. Pocahontas was then known as Rebecca Rolfe. She and her husband had a son, Thomas Rolfe.
In 1616, Pocahontas, her husband and several other Indians set sail for England. This was intended to be a trip to promote the Virginia company and encourage more settlement in the new world. When she arraived in England, Pocahontas met King James I and Queen Anne and became an English noblewoman. When she and her husband were planning on heading back in 1617, she became very ill. She died at Gravesend.

Enough of the history lesson... I'm just babbling on now. ^^; There's more to the story, I just don't want to go into too many details. You can look up more on Pocahontas somewhere online. The background for this picture was a photograph that I took and put it through a photo filter to give it a splotchy painted look. Hope you like this picture.
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minexo0110 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Photographer
I just love it! :)
atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Is Awesome!!
TheRealKyuubi16 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
I am Kyuubi16. I really love the art you do and I was wondering if I could use your art as cover images for my stories? I'll credit you in the summary.

Also if you have to know anyone who wouldn't mind doing free requests I would like to know. I would to find someone who has a fondness for Naruto crossovers and wouldn't mind doing images based off scenes from my stories.

Also if you know anyone with Fanfiction could you please tell them to check out YourFanfiction, and maybe even post their fanfiction there/spread the word so the site gains more popularity.

I know this is asking a lot, but I'm hoping at least maybe one of these requests would be fulfilled.
littleFernanda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry no. :no:

I don't know anyone who would suit any of those requests, either. :shrugs:
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
This is a very good picture of Pocahontas. An interesting fact about her was that her real name was actually Matoaka, and that Pocahontas was actually her nickname (which also meant "Little Mischief" by the way, which definitely suits her).
littleFernanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
Hmm... I didn't know that about her. That's interesting info to hear.
RoseGirlXS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Yeah, I thought that was interesting to when I first found that out.
JohnnyDart76 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Likin' it.......truth is, though, she always looked a little more like a Sioux or Navajo rather than a Powhatan Native American.
PolyMune Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I really like how you drew Pocahontas and coloured her, she's done very well!
But the background..I could tell right away from it submitted to the group in a thumb format that it was a photo and it just doesn't work well with your picture at all, filter or not :/

I would avoid using actual photographs no matter how filtered as drawing/cartoon like characters backgrounds, it just doesn't fit, especially with this piece.
A no background, or a quickly painted version background would look much better guaranteed.

The background just looks too fake and out of place for me; and takes away from the over all image.

But the image, pocahontas herself is done very very well! :love:
littleFernanda Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
I really appreciate your critique and honesty.
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