brothers grimm fairy tales

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Not so happily ever after: Fairytales that lay undiscovered for 150 years tell stories of wicked step-fathers witch-slaying princesses and scared young princes

The stories were compiled by German historian Franz Xaver von Schönwerth in the 1880s - around the same time as the Brothers Grimm folk tales - from across the Bavarian region of Oberpfalz.

While the well-known Grimm fairytales often feature a vulnerable princess and dragon-slaying hero, Schönwerth reverses their roles - offering readers powerful female and vulnerable male characters.

In Schönwerth’s fantastical version Cinderella, for example, the heroine uses her golden - not glass - slippers to rescue her lover from beyond the moon.

yoooooooooo omg

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Commission for a little canadian fabric shop. The whole composition is based on the original tales. This work really exausted me, the worst part was balance colors and composition, but at least i’m satisfied. Some zoom on the single character may help you see better all the details :)

drag con must be wild bc like…… you see so many beautiful magical drag queens everywhere, and awesome fellow fans in gorgeous outfits, and you’re surrounded by the energy of a fantasy kingdom, but then you might turn the wrong corner and run into something terrifying like j*ffree st*r or james-the-white-face-cryptid so it’s really like a fairy tale by the brothers grimm

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Ok I realised I wasn’t happy with the last one, so I came back to it. I like these ones a lot more but now I don’t know wich one to choose aha:) The black and white seems stronger but I’m really happy with the colors on the first one. What do you guys think about it?

Hey here’s an illustration I had done for an exhibition about the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tales. Yeah it’s a bit creepy:) I wanted to go for a painterly look with this one, I’ve been inspired by Goya’s wonderful paintings (the image is really big so tumblr messed up the quality).

It comes from a tale called “The Story of the Youth Who Went Forth to Learn what Fear Was”. Here’s the part that inspired me: “And as the wind knocked the hanged men against each other, and they moved backwards and forwards, he thought to himself: ‘If you shiver below by the fire, how those up above must freeze and suffer!’ And as he felt pity for them, he raised the ladder, and climbed up, unbound one of them after the other, and brought down all seven. Then he stoked the fire, blew it, and set them all round it to warm themselves.”