This painting was based on photographs of the stage version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. I love that Ariel has this massive statue in her garden and that she sits on it’s shoulder, the set piece is amazing and I just had to draw it!
I recently rewatched ‘Snow White A Tale of Terror’, a dark, more adult adaption of the classic story starring Sigourney Weaver as the wicked stepmother. I really like this film and how it interprets the story and I particularly like Weaver’s performance, especially during the apple scene.
She made up to look like an old hag and because of her height and costume looks very crooked with elongated limbs. I just had to draw it!
If you’re looking for a darker version of the story I would definitely recommend this film especially as I feel like we don’t see these kind of fairy tales in mainstream films.
I haven’t taken part in illustration Friday for a long time now, but this week’s theme was ‘Fairy Tale’ and I had to submit something. I recently painted this Cinderella illustration using quink ink and was going to save it for this years inktober, but I’ve decided instead to post it now.
I had the image of this in my head for ages and just had to get it out and I’m quite happy with how its turned out. I drew it on an A4 piece of paper though so I struggled to include as much detail as I would have liked.
My final painting featured in The Albany Gallery‘s Winter Exhibition, ‘Snow Maiden’ is also inspired by Russian folklore. The show is on until January 12th if you’d like to see it, but you can also view the artwork on the gallery’s website.
A painting which was inspired by Russian fairy tales, ‘Father Frost’ is also a part of the Winter Exhibition at The Albany Gallery. Like the previous paintings, this one was also painted on a longer and narrower piece of paper than I usually work on which I think created an interesting composition.
For the final day of folktale week on instagram, I chose to illustrate The Firebird, following the prompt ‘animal’. I’ve really enjoyed painting these images this week and with a few of them, particularly this one, I’d like to paint a larger version of and spend some more time on it so I could include more details.
Snow White was the story I went with for day 6 of Folktale Week on instagram, the prompt being ‘Mirror’. I kept it quite simple and decided to illustrate the Evil Queen fining out that Snow White is alive and the fairest of them all and included Snow White in the mirror in order to mirror both of the characters.