Goldilocks and the 3 bears for sketch dailies
"Trois robes" - by Lajeunefille inspired by the Charles Perrault’s fairytale, Donkeyskin.
- "Robe couleur soleil." // Dress color of the sun.
- "Robe couleur du temps." // Dress color of time.( In the original it’s actually a dress, color of the weather. But french uses the same word, “temps” so say “time” and “weather”.)
- "Robe couleur de lune." // Dress color of the moon.
In the end I talk about Little red riding hood. For me is the most interesting fairytail.
The red of the hood can be the first period the girl, the gift of feminine from the other women of the family or also a sign of her fate. The Wolf can also be part of the soul of the lil’ girl, a fear inside her. But I prefer to think of the beast as something physical, real. In the Grimm’s fairytale we know that the girl is saved by the hunter, but she’s matured in the belly of the wolf, because she’s the one that think how to kill the wolf. Also, in the future, she will meet another wolf and she will run away from him (there are two parts in the Grimm’s fairytale)
BUT not everyone knows about Charles Perrault whom in thw 1697 wrote another version of the fairytale: Le Petit Chaperon rouge. If you ever want to read this tale, be prepared: the Wolf is without no doubt a rapist and the story ends with the death of Lil’riding hood.
New Bluebeard (work in progress), 12th September
2014 / mixed technics on paper
by Olivier Flandrois
Having observed that the key to the closet was stained with blood, she tried two or three times to wipe it off; but the blood would not come out; in vain did she wash it, and even rub it with soap and sand. The blood still remained, for the key was magical and she could never make it quite clean.
Bluebeard returned from his journey the same evening and the next morning he asked her for the keys, which she gave him, but with such a trembling hand that he easily guessed what had happened.
Snow White and Rose Red; mixed race magical girl twins.
Color studies. I like the second page better.
The Black Bull of Norroway is a graphic novel based off of a classic fairy tale. It features a strong heroine, Sibylla, and a diverse cast of characters that, we hope, will offer representation to a variety of groups. The comic is a collaborative work from artist-writer-sister team, Kit and Cat Seaton, who have finally come together for the sake of this work.
ABOUT THE STORYSibylla is just nine years old when the forest witch changes her life forever. A prophecy: she will be the bride the Black Bull of Norroway. In some ways, this is a blessing. As Sibylla grows she can avoid the advances of other boys, claiming a betrothal to a creature who may or may not exist. Sure, her life may be a life of waiting, but it is her own. Until the Bull comes to collect his due, and Sibylla discovers the prophecy wasn’t simply mincing words. The Bull is, quite literally, a bull.
This story follows Sibylla as she struggles to come to terms with her fate, a fate she’s not sure that she wants. Along the way, she must question the very nature of humanity itself. What makes a man? Is it blood and bone? Is it mercy, compassion? Or is it something else?
A tale of expectations and crushing reality, truth and illusion, The Black Bull of Norroway is more than just another fairy tale adaptation. It is a beautifully illustrated glimpse into the human condition.
ABOUT THE CREATORSKit and Cat Seaton are a team of sisters who strive to tell stories to illuminate the dark. Both have been devoted to their respective crafts from childhood, always harboring the ambition to draw, to write, to create art that possesses a breath of life.
At eight years age difference, it wasn’t until Kit returned from her first year of college that the two began to combine their talents. Cat writes the script, and Kit transforms words into images. They have tossed around many projects and now, after years of striving to find the right story, Kit and Cat are ready to begin sharing their vision with the world.
Our fundraising campaign will launch on Patreon on Oct. 1st. The webcomic will go live on Oct. 31st, update weekly, and be free to the public to read. Please follow us on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter @petramagpie to receive updates! We’re so excited to show you what we’ve made, and there is so more to come!
Kit & Cat
Here’s another little addition to the Borrowers series.
THIS IS GORGEOUS and SO CUTE!
three big evils
My takes on male maleficent, Male Ursula and female Hades.
I love painting fantasy and none human colored skin! Hope you guys like ^_^
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Tamarind I and Tamarind II (The Blue Beard)
Two pieces for a longer personal project.
Snow white - Hair as white as snow, skin as black as ebony and lips as red as blood.
I’m trying to find a style that’s not too difficult to draw, that also fits the story lalala.. Her head could be a little smaller, I think. And I’m not content with her profile.
Gosh, there’s so much to consider when you plan a comic. I’m lucky that the story already exists but I have to design all the characters and the places hahaha and learn how to place the panels and everything and blaah
Oh well, it’s still fun.