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Henrik, Giđđa and Kristoff

So a while ago I couldn’t get the image of Kristoff’s birth parents out of my head. So here the are. What I imagined them to be like anyway. I think it’s safe to say I was heavily influenced by Saami traditional clothing. In the 1800′s there were not as colourful and not all were so detailed, so I took reference from more recent traditional outfits. I also took creative license for a few things so that it would fit more in the Frozen movie!verse ;) 

I imagined they died of unknown causes so he was separated from them at a very young age, probably around 5 and that he would still sort of vaguely remember them.
Kristoff basically inherited his build and his face from his old man, only Henrik is bigger.  And from his mother, aside from her blond hair, more subtle things like how she smiles and her higher brow ridge and softer cheekbones.
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EverfterFan Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
oh poor baby. What a cute family tho.
ninsennansen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
this is totally believable :) I'm very impressed:D
equigoyle Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks awesome! You captured what they could have looked like very well.
DGraymanFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016
awwww! I love it! 
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
Kiwiaka Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! O_O
LadyMagicfairy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Eeeeeeeeeeep!I can't stop staring at this!!!!I love their design.Henrik looks handsome and Gidda is so beautiful! :3
TheLadySasha Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're one of my favorite Frozen fan-artists and I came on your dA to show a friend your stuff and saw this for the first time.  I think it's SO COOL you thought of his parents and they're perfect.  
wolflover13161 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE the clothes!
InvisibleMaskGirl Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015
I wasn't expecting the feels I got from this.
Jmvars Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Fun fact: I have a 1850's Saami kofte. It looks basically like what Kristoff would wear.
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Awwwwwww!! So cute! I always wanted more about Kristoff's dad!
AvPRyu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Beautiful.Should be in the movie.
kidaratash101 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
you my friend, are a GENIUS!!!! keep up with the good work... love all your drawins ADJ - Himawari Puppy Dog Eyes 
LovelyLittleLemon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
do you sell prints anywhere?
A1r2i3e4l5 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015
This is exquisitely elegant!!! Both characters are amazing, well-detailed, gorgeous/handsome and I can totally see them as Kristoff's parents. Though I'm not sure why but Gidda reminds me of Sacagawea (which I think makes her look more beautiful :D ) You've done and excellently outstanding art of magnificence!! Disney should hire you as an animator!!!! 
Lareponseest42 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love them *^*
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Soulcracker-563 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
This is lovely! Your art is amazing!
ArtySpartyGirl Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful designs!
JelsasBeanies Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh my God. They're gorgeous! Amazing attention to detail
RadioOppy Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Student Filmographer
Kristoff's mom is beautiful.
LionKingLuvuh Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
I am totally in love with this. It's beautiful. THEY'RE beautiful.
DestinyArtist619 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this is so cool. no effing pun was ever to be intended. dang it! anyway.  great craftsmanship, n those colors!. so good. now im going to be starring at this for the next 10 mins imaging their horrific deaths. thanks, good fanfiction material 

im glad ya made this. the movie literally gave no explanation about where kristoff came from. even Hans had a back story. but we get nothing on kristoff. he must have had a terrible past. his child hood was so bad the movie didn't want to talk about it.

Disney Producer: Hey, Hey this is a children's flick!

writer: . . . but he's one of our main characters. we should at lease get to know where he's been living all these years since we showed some him randomly at the beginning of the movie. he's not a rock. he needed shelter.

No, too much work, just have a fairy or troll adopt him.

But isn't that kidnapping? there was actually a old legend about magical creatures that took kids to eat them.

ok, we play off of that

but that's really dark

well don't put it in there!

 maybe some thing will be reveal more about him in the sequel  
NightLiight Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
He was never taken by them though. He could have left anytime but he stayed because he had nothing else. The reason Bulda said she'd keep them was because the trolls can read people's hearts. (a thing they don't mention in the movie, but its in the books) and when she looked at Kristoff she read his heart and knew he had no family. (it's also why they were trying to get him and Anna married later. They read their hearts and knew they were falling in love before they did.)

So yeah, they played off the whole 'trolls taking children' bit, but it wasn't a trick nor was he forcefully taken away from anyone. He was happy to stay. There was no kidnapping. He was an orphan from the start.

A lot of people think he was taken from the other harvesters, but in the books it said the older ice harvesters kept telling young Kristoff not to follow them because he was too young and too small. They didn't really care about him, they just didn't want to be responsible for him getting hurt. :/

So the only thing that's dark about his past is his parent's deaths. It's the fact that he was probably too young to really remember much about them, and that he's had to live alone, either in a shack or on the streets from a ridiculously young age. He was just 8 years old when the trolls adopted him. And just a year or so before that is when he found and rescued Sven.
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EsbenV Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
So cute! I love it!
Zambiino Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are an adorable family, I especially love their clothing designs. :aww:
1obsessed Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
What a good-looking family!! <3 <3 
azurastorm1715 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore this art. Especially the mother. Clap 
Iloveartsomcuh1234 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist
I love your work their so cute
the-rose-of-tralee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
They are stunning! :D Love their designs :heart:
Blueberries-in-July Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good looking parents! He's definitely got his daddy's nose :happybounce: 
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
so he takes after his father buy apperances and takes after his mother buy hair color what a combo.:faint: 
DeathFrisbee221B Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous! I love the clothing 
Neko-Kun627 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Please forgive the relatively distasteful nature of what I am about to say. . .oh my god! DILF! Freakin' DILF!
Chepseh Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
RainbowFay Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE HOW YOU DID KRISTOFF'S PARENTS! They look very elegant and outstanding! It really makes me wonder how Kristoff had lost them. I now wish that he hadn't lost his parents.:(
ClemeO4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
RiverOfColours Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
I can't even describe how happy the illustartion makes me ^^ you did an amazing job on this one :) I reaaally like your art in general :)
ksj7700 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are such good designs for Kristoffs Parents! I like how you can tell he got features from both of them!
DarkerFury Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful
AuroraSkies20 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O my god. His mother is gorgeous! :)
AsheliaHime Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
this is canon to me, you can't convince me otherwise
hayleyofarendelle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT? 👍👍👍Big Fool Emoji-03 (Creep Stare) [V2] Big Fool Emoji-28 (High Five YES) [V4] 
KinimiHucashi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
great concept art :D
Mairelyn Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist

this made me smile

and then cry.

fantastic designs. 
RayuthOverland Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Kristoff's father look like a great warrior.
NightLiight Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
He was just a very humble, hard working father. :) Their people had no warriors. They were peaceful reindeer herders who lived deep in the mountains. They lived in a rather cold and harsh environment so they were built to be strong. But yes, you could say he'd make a great warrior if he ever had to be in that position. He's a very protective and determined man. :)
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
very well drawn.
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