Gallery: Guest ArtistsThis gallery showcases "Rescue Sirens" illustrations commissioned from some of our favorite artists.
(Looking for fan art? That page has moved to "Featured Fan Art," with even more artwork on our "'Rescue Sirens' Fan Art" Pinterest board.)
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Kellee RileyArtist Kellee Riley has worked with some of the best-known brands in children's entertainment, such as Barbie, "My Little Pony," "Spongebob Squarepants," "Dora the Explorer" — and, of course, Mattel's "Monster High" doll line, for which Kellee was the original illustrator!
For her work on "Rescue Sirens," we asked Kellee if she could draw our mermaids in a series of circular poses for use on merchandise, and she also provided us each mermaid in both her lifeguard top and her mermaid top. We absolutely love the way that Kellee draws mermaids, so we've been really excited to work with her.
Gabby ZapataGabby Zapata is a Senior Visual Development Artist at Disney Digital Network in Glendale, California. If you follow the Walt Disney Company's accounts on Instagram, odds are good that you've seen Gabby's bright, happy, huggable takes on Disney's classic animation characters! She's also a frequent featured artist at Downtown Disney's WonderGround Gallery in Anaheim.
Gabby's simple, appealing shape language and adorable characters made her a natural choice for a collaboration, and, like Kellee Riley, Gabby created dual illustrations for all five Rescue Sirens: she drew each of our girls in their mermaid form and in their human form, which required finding poses that worked for both tails and legs. Quite a challenge, and Gabby knocked it out of the park!
Are you a freelance artist doing work-for-hire who would like to create artwork for "Rescue Sirens"? We'd love to hear from you, so please feel free to reach out and contact us with examples of your artwork!