Early in the morning, Gretel had to go out and hang up the cauldron with the water, and light the fire. “We will bake first,” said the old woman, “I have already heated the oven, and kneaded the dough.” She pushed poor Gretel out to the oven, from which flames of fire were already darting. “Creep in,” said the witch, “and see if it is properly heated, so that we can put the bread in.” And once Gretel was inside, she intended to shut the oven and let her bake in it, and then she would eat her, too. But Gretel saw what she had in mind, and said: “I do not know how I am to do it; how do I get in?” “Silly goose,” said the old woman. “The door is big enough; just look, I can get in myself!” and she crept up and thrust her head into the oven. Then Gretel gave her a push that drove her far into it, and shut the iron door, and fastened the bolt. Oh then she began to howl quite horribly, but Gretel ran away, and the godless witch was miserably burnt to death.
-Hansel and Gretel
For a Uni challenge!
Which I am a month late to…but no matter!
I am fairly happy with how it came out, the theme was Fractured Fairytales so I attempted to portray a Steampunk Jack and the Beanstalk.
Maybe the Giant in this tale is not a giant at all, but some sort of military man in the sky. Maybe he is just a giant. Who knows?!
Jack and the Beanstalk
Little Red Riding Hood.
Day 14 Favorite fairytale
I really really like Hansel and Gretel!
The Red Shoes | 1st July 2012 | Photoshop
I love this story; it always appealed to me because I love white dresses and red shoes and it has just enough macabre in it. I’ve always wanted to do a piece related to it, and I’ve had plenty of sketches of dancing ladies in preparation of it - but I finally decided to just go for it and make it a proper piece. So here it is!
Fullview it here