This picture is based off the story of Donkeyskin that I found on deviant art
The actual story is one of my favorites, it’s sort of like Cinderella but not. It’s a folk tale so there are several different renditions of it.
A girl gets proposed to by an old king and she doesn’t want to marry him so she asks for impossible things like, dresses made out of the moon and the sun and a dress more beautiful than any other. He succeeds so she then asks him for either his prized donkey to be skinned for her to wear as a coat OR for one of every species of animals in the kingdom to be used to make her a coat ( that one seems harder so I think that is a better version ) He again succeeds so she then takes the engagement ring and all his gifts and runs away wearing only the skin coat. She finds work as a castle maid in a neighboring kingdom where she is known only as donkey skin. The king who is young and handsome throws three balls and she sheds her coat and wears instead the dress of the moon then the dress of the sun and finally the most lovely dress of all, but just after the balls she disappears and changes back in to donkey skin. Of course the king falls in love with her and he sees her previous engagement ring but thinks nothing of it. He falls ill after the balls because he is grief stricken by the idea of never seeing her again. While he’s sick the head maid must look after him leaving the job of preparing his meals to donkey skin. While making the king a bowl of soup she looses the ring in the soup which is then delivered to the king. Once he sees the ring he demands for the one who made the soup be brought to him. He then sees that it’s donkey skin and then knows that it is his true love. They then lived happily ever after.
Which when you think about it is just because she was shallow but I still like the story.
photo by canecrabe
paris 19 rue de marseille
peau d’âne, série des contes, porte d’entrée de l’école maternelle de la rue de marseille
I love this illustration of Allerleirauh, or “All-Fur,” the titular heroine of the Grimms’ version of Catskin. In this interpretation of the story, the protagonist wears neither a donkey-skin nor a cat-skin, but a coat made of a bit from every animal in the kingdom. Here, artist rcmtrue has made it clear which animals contributed their pelts. And we can even see one of Allerleirauh’s three lovely dresses underneath her cloak—looks like the one as bright as the stars.
Donkeyskin - my favorite fairytale
character/concept design for a rendition of the Donkeyskin fairytale.
this is a little experiment with collage that i did. used an image of Karli Kloss from a recent Vogue shoot and random image of a donkey skull, the rest is Promarkers, fineliner and Photoshop ! pretty happy with how this turned out, i will probably start using this technique more often!