I had to work quite small for this image and so couldn’t get a lot of detail in. I knew that I wanted to include all of the twelve princesses but would struggle to do that with only red and black ink. To try and help with this I alternated the princesses clothing and hair colours.
For day 18 I drew The Six Swans. As this tale features similar elements to The Seven Ravens which I previously drew an illustration for, I wanted to create an image that would mirror that earlier one, this time using more white than black.
I’m quite happy with how this one turned out, it was more of an unplanned and spontaneous image and I didn’t really spend too much time on it. Sometimes I find a quick and spontaneous way of working can produce better work (not always though)
Based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tale, Jorinde and Joringel