the fairy tales of hans christian andersen

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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 :)

Finally, I can reveal what I’ve been working on all semester! This is an on-going year-long thesis project for me, where I’m illustrating Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales. The plan is to make these into a book by the end of spring semester.

This is from The Snow Queen, where she visits Kai and leaves a trail of snowflakes on the window.

P.S. if anyone is interested in a small print, I have one of this piece. Message me if interested!

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Here’s my full story from the Valor Anthology! Thank you all for supporting the Kickstarter in 2014 and the book last summer, as well as sharing stuff on tumblr. I learned so much from this project and had such a great experience working with all the great people in the book that I’m looking forward to sharing more comics this year :) 

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Gerda and the Robber girl from Snow Queen. Resurfacing again to post this. It was inspired by a dear, dear friend. This was my first femslash ship ever, when I was a smol child, I used to read Andersen’s tale and watch the ye olde Soviet cartoon and I just wanted Gerda to stay with the Robber girl and quit searching for Kai, he was a  bit of a dick to her anyway.

La Reine des Neiges et quelques autres contes, par Hans Christian Andersen.(1805-1875).
Illustrés par Edmond Dulac.(1882-1953).
L'Édition d'Art
H. Piazza. Paris.
.1911.

Le jardin du Paradis

“La Fée écartant les branches de l'arbre se glissa dessous.”

Advent Calendar Day 18

German and Danish Christmas Fairy Tales the Signs should definitely read


The Snow Queen - Scorpio, Aquarius

a little girl searches for her brother Kai who got kidnapped by the (inside and outside cold) Queen of Snow  

a magical journey full of fairies, princes and princesses and even reavers; a story that is humorous, ironical and at the same time serious and tragic; a tribute to humanity and love; only friendship and love will bring true happiness in life

The Fir Tree - Cancer, Pisces

a little fir whose biggest wish - to become a beautiful, sparkling decorated Christmas tree - came true   

some dreams and wishes can be disappointing; love and appreciate what you have and don’t dream too boisterously; think about what you really want; there is not always a happy ending

Mother Hulda - Gemini, Capricorn

a hard-working, beautiful and kind gel gets forced to jump inns well by her step mother and then meets mother Hulda, helps her to let it snow and receives a high reward

kindness defeats hate and derision, friendliness overmatches wealth; hard work pays off, in the end the villain is misfortunate (or even receives pitch)

The Star Money - Virgo, Libra

a poor orphaned girl gives all her little cloths to other homeless people in a cold winter night; when she has nothing left to give, stars fall to earth before her, becoming thalers

it is never wrong to be good-hearted; it is not always right to take yourself first; self lines makes you and others happy, be kind and generous and it will pay off

Three Nuts for Cinderella - Aries, Leo

the poor but lovely and kind Cinderella receives three hazelnuts which transform in three different outfits, each of them helps to temporarily leave behind her stepmother’s oppressive manner and to eventually win the heart of the prince

love is not about wealth and property; your inner beauty counts much more in order to get a prince; evil stepmothers and their daughters do not win

The little match girl - Taurus, Sagittarius

a young orphaned girl lights up all the matches that she is supposed to sell in a cold winter night to warm herself up and eventually joins her beloved grandma in heaven

no one wanted to help that girl; life can be tough and unfair; there are some people who will always love you; be thankful for your warm home and your family and be willing to help people in need