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Rose Red Snow White
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Published: October 7, 2013
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A lesser known, often misinterpreted fairytale. I love stories about sisters who run around having adventures, and this is no exception.

Inspired (with permission!) by this amazing "Sisters" photoshoot: www.deviantart.com/art/Sisters…

Ink and watercolor
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Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 Macintosh
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JadeFoxScarletIbis's avatar
Pretty. This is one of my sister's favrite fairytale too.
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SebastianCrenshaw's avatar
E' bello vedere che qualcuno conosce altre favole oltre a quelle Disney.
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Dying-Hopes's avatar
I have always loved this lesser known fairytale. In my language, they are called "Rozenrood en Rozenwit", which is translated as "Rose Red and Rose White". :) You have displayed them beautifully! :) 
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princessireneofceres's avatar
Gorgeous! They look like Petunia and Lily Evans.
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Rosethefox1's avatar
I've always heard of the story as just Rose Red so when i went to read it the Snow White was confusing, is she the Snow White or a different one? This has to be my favorite picture of them, has that very Brother Grimm like feeling, its perfect.
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AbigailLarson|Professional Digital Artist
It is a little confusing, because they're two different characters - there's "Snow White" (like the Disney movie, she has black hair, red lips, and white skin, hence "Snow White") and then "Snow White and Rose Red" are two little sisters, one with snow white hair, the other with red. But over the years the three characters have all morphed into different things :)
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Iubita|Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute favourite fairy tale. I adored Rose Red growing up. And still do. Something about her vivacious nature appeals to me. She wasn't crass or course, but in a genre filled with quiet, passive, or otherwise bratty girls, she was just the right mix of lively, precocious, and kind. 
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mrknifey's avatar
well i'll be damned. someone else knows it;)
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savannarodriguez|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this fairytale, very underrated!
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Roxi95's avatar
I love that story!!! you made it so perfect!
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spunkycatgirl|Student Traditional Artist
I love the story of Rose Red and Snow White.
And I love this artwork of yours.
You art is always so beautiful and it's just amazing.
Very nice work~
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Chepseh's avatar
It's pretty well-known in Germany, though I have to admit even here it never made it quiiiite into the "top league" where Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Co. reside (imho).
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geeenny's avatar
Oooh, I love this story and I rarely see artwork of it, so this made me quite happy. :hug: :heart:
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Trezce's avatar
I love to see art about this story :aww:
I loved how you specially drew Rosered
nice work :aww:
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SummonerMintywolf's avatar
I love this story too and I'm surprised how few people have heard of it.  I like sister adventure stories too. :)

Beautiful work!
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VoodooRew|Professional Photographer
Yay Rose Red! She is so awesome for so rarely being mentioned. This is lovely! <3
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kajiq's avatar
my favorites <3
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ArticGladiolus|Hobbyist General Artist
I love this fairytale, it's pretty good. And  your drawing is a beautiful representation of it :heart:
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maren-B's avatar
these looks sooo cute ^_^
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izclark's avatar
i hadnt ever heard sw/rr before! i have now. how sweet. this really suits them, snow looking all shy and rose looking all cheeky :L
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Akai-Tenshi|Hobbyist General Artist
I had a picture book of Rose Red and Snow White when I was little and loved it. :)
I'm glad to see your version of the sisters.
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YouAskMeFirst2|Hobbyist General Artist
oMG i LOVE this story! hardly anyone ive talked to knows of this story!
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mintybreeze|Student Traditional Artist
I was also wondering why aren't there more people who know of this story. Don't you know your tales people? I actually like this story much better than the well-known snow white.
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