Snow White and Rose Red are loving, happy sisters, although they are different as day and night. Together they live with their mother in cozy, peaceful cottage in the woods. Then, one snowy day, their peace is disturbed by a giant black bear looking for a warm place to rest. At first scared, the girls and their mother soon realize the bear is kind—in fact, there is more to the bear than meets the eye. Will the girls’ giving spirits rescue the bear from his troublesome and secretive fate? This age-old Brothers Grimm tale is here deftly retold and stunningly re-illustrated with modern, magical paintings by Kelly Vivanco.
Soo someone (winks at kaewaii) suggested drawing Rose-Red and her sister Snow-White as african people. Actually I didn’t plan to draw them so soon buut I liked the idea so much I thought about it all day and just had to try
Snow-White has been inspired by blonde melanesian people
Based off the 1947 cover for the American Weekly featuring an illustration of the fairy tale characters Rose Red and Snow White by Willy Pogany.
This is my illustration for this quarters Homunculus Zine. The winter theme was nursery rhymes and fairy tales.
Hope you enjoy!
“Red Riding Hood,” “Alice in Wonderland,” and “Snow White and Rose Red” by 雪@二次元に里帰り中なぅ
Commission for my friend Morgan’s baby girl’s room. The room is fairy-tale themed so I went with this lesser-known Grimm’s. Snow White and Rose Red are sisters who help and befriend a bear. The bear helps them in many ways (in some versions saving them from an evil dwarf) and in the end turns out to be a prince who marries Rose Red (with a convenient brother for Snow White to marry).
Picking out a color scheme was really hard! I wanted a neutral theme with some bright spots, keeping the whole thing bright and airy.