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:

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.


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Photo credit: Alice X. Zhang, Hayden Williams, @matthewb_