Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hansel & Gretel: THE CANDY COTTAGE


I am very proud to present my Hansel & Gretel Candy Cottage. I’ve tried to add as much detail as possible, from the liquorish and cotton candy trees, to the frosting roof, waffle cone walls, gum drop garden, peppermint walkway, cake pop decoration, macaroon door frame, and the frosted pretzel window. When I was finished, I thought it would be fun to make it into a postcard with the Witch presenting her sweet house in a sinister way. I made the text and added in the Candy Witch
I hope you enjoy!

Prints and apparel featuring the Candy Cottage are available at

Monday, December 1, 2014

Hansel & Gretel

My Hansel and Gretel Designs are finally complete! My idea was for the kids to be dressed as normal modern kids, then when they arrive at the witch’s cottage, she dresses them in candy covered outfits. Gretel’s dress is covered in sugary lemon drops with a macaroon trimmed skirt, a sucker hair clip, and skittle covered shoes. Hansel is wearing a peppermint broach, liquorish shoelaces, and a taffy wrapper bow-tie. The Witch is wearing a Dots trimmed skirt, peppermint shoes/necklace, a sprinkle covered apron, with hair made of cotton candy.

I’m starting a visual development project based around the story of Hansel & Gretel.
First up is my Candy Witch. I’ll be making more characters, environments and props :)

Candy Witch prints and apparel are available at

Designs are © Dylan Bonner

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood & The Wolf

Little Red & The Wolf

I’m very excited about this piece, it was done in Corel Painter which was a struggle all it’s own. I wanted to go for something very graphic and inspired by paper art.

Prints and apparel are available at

Designs are © Dylan Bonner

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Disney's Cinderella Golden Book

My bf got me the most beautiful Disney Golden Book from the 1950's for xmas and I had to draw Cinderella as a quick warm up piece! I spent about an hour on this one. I love the style of the old golden book! It was so much fun!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Rogers & Hammerstein's Cinderella

Brandy as one of my favorite Cinderella's!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

The Little Mermaid 25th Anniversary

Happy 25th anniversary to The Little Mermaid, which continues to be the biggest artistic influence in my life. I’m so excited about the positive reactions this piece is getting and I hope you enjoy the finished product! HERE IT IS!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


an illustration of my version of Thumbelina
Prints and apparel are available at

Designs are © Dylan Bonner

Friday, October 24, 2014

Into The Woods

An INTO THE WOODS illustration of Cinderella and the baker's wife. This is very much inspired by the amazing work of Lorelay Bove. I think her art is beautiful and wanted to put my own spin on it.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Dorothy Gale

Judy Garland as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. I wanted to create a Disney-esque cartoon representation of her.

Friday, October 3, 2014

White Hair Sketch/Color

An Elle Fanning inspired sketch/color. I wanted it to come off a bit creepy and disturbing but still pretty.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

ARTPRIZE - Tales of Longing

I'm very happy to announce that my first Grand Rapids ArtPrize entry is now showing at Grand Rapids Brewing Company!
Visit and grab a drink, share, vote, then share again, and then vote again! 

Prints and apparel are available at

Friday, September 5, 2014

Little Red Riding Hood

Sketch/color of a design for Little Red Riding Hood.
Cottage design for LRRH

Designs are © Dylan Bonner


Here's a quick sketch/color of a ballerina. Possibly Audrey inspired.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

'DIVYA' Sketches

These are some quick sketch/colors of a character that I created named Divya. The first is her as a child (above) and the second is her as a teenager (below). 

This is the original design. All drawings were done using Corel Painter.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Cinderella 2015

This is a quick sketch/color of Lily James as Disney's new Cinderella coming out in 2015.

I recently drew over the bottom picture for fun, then a few hours later I had the picture above.  I really wanted her to look more like Lily James because that girl is stunning!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Disney Meets Disney: 'Daisy and Minnie get "FROZEN"!', 'Mickey Meets Ariel', 'Alice's Mad Meet and Greet'

Daisy as Elsa!

Minnie as Anna!

Daisy and Minnie were drawn using Corel Painter. I wanted to practice drawing original  Disney characters but thought I would make them a little different. Enjoy! 
All character rights owned by Disney.
I did this piece as a chance to practice drawing the original Disney characters and for fun. Honestly, I would say I'm most proud of the background, they are not my strength so I'm super happy with how it turned out!
Mickey Mouse and The Little Mermaid are copyright Disney.

These two pieces are my Disney World Series so far, It was inspired by the kids I saw at character meet and greets. These are Alice, Rapunzel, and Snow White.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Valentina Character Design

New spicy character design! Her name is Valentina and don't try to interrupt her while she dancin.