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Three Princesses of Whiteland by Arbetta Three Princesses of Whiteland by Arbetta
:dance: *Winner of the xfairytalesx contest 2010 Less Popular Fairy Tale Contest!* :dance:

I am so happy! Congratulations to everyone who took part in the contest! :aww:

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This was my entry to that very interesting contest!

Here the guidelines: [link]

Here the entries: [link]

Ok, so mine is "The Three Princesses of Whiteland", a Norwegian fairy tale. Here all the info: [link]

There are trolls, and a brave fisherman, and birds, and lost things and, well, I love it :meow:

I only have to say three things about this:

1. They are not buried in the sand storm, but more "inside it"... sorta. It would have been awesome to show only the heads but all my attemps ended up being really CREEPY!

2. Why the flowers? My intention was to draw something about my favourite fairy tale, an Hungarian one I have loved since I was a child: "The kind younger brother". There the hero also finds three princesses, but they have been turned into flowers: a white lily, a carnation and a rose. So he has to figure out who the older one is, the middle one, and the youngest one. Can you guess here? ;)

3. I hope you like it :aww:
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:iconbbb35:
bbb35 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Astounsing!! one of my fave fairy tales, thanks for drawing it :D
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:icongudruna:
gudruna Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
beautiful
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:icondisneylyric:
Disneylyric Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student General Artist
If I were in his place, I'd pick the middle.
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:iconella1673:
ella1673 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore the middle girl!!! She's truly gorgeous!
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:iconamandarini:
AmAndArInI Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
<3 I have no words for this. So beautiful. Glad you won.
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:iconsnowsowhite:
snowsowhite Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
"Three Princesses" That's just beautiful. Kay Nielsen couldn't have done it better. Just lovely in every way. Layout, balance, color, mood and style, just perfect.
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for mentioning Kay Nielsen, because I did this after getting inspired by his works :aww: And thank you, also, for your kind comment. Glad you like it!
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:iconmango-curry-girl:
mango-curry-girl Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
wow, i've never heard this one before. seems interesting.
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The tale is a little strange, but you'll like it, I'm sure! Thanks for the comment :aww:
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:iconmango-curry-girl:
mango-curry-girl Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
np :D
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:iconstarlace:
Starlace Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, your style is just beautiful.
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My, thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconwerewolfsfan:
werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
This is stunning and creative art! It's no wonder you won the contest. This is a great entry too with the explanation to the story, a link for more info for those who want it, your viewpoint on the artwork and even a puzzle!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad I won, there were a lot of beautiful entries, much better than mine. Glad you like the info I put and everything :aww: By the way, did you solve the puzzle? Do you know who the youngest is? :meow:

Thanks again!
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:iconcarcaneloce:
Carcaneloce Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
So beautiful! I love it ^^
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconcarcaneloce:
Carcaneloce Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
you are welcome ^^
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:iconcrisurdiales:
crisurdiales Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Qué composición tan chula! Espero que ganes!! Yo apostaría que la pequeña es el clavel (la de rojo), pero si la asocian con el sentido de las flores, igual por lo de la pureza es el lirio blanco (la de la derecha, no?)
Un saludete!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Al final he ganado! Estoy contentísima! :dance: ¡Qué bien! Y muchísimas gracias por tu comentario!

Pues mira, resulta que en el cuento original el lirio era, curiosamente, la mayor, el clavel la de en medio y la rosa la menor :aww: No era por nada en especial, sino por hacer difícil la elección digo yo jejeje
¡Saludos a ti también! :meow:
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:iconcrisurdiales:
crisurdiales Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Enhorabuena, me alegro un monton! Ademas, te lo merecias completamente :)
Ahora a por el siguiente :D
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchísimas gracias! A ver qué tal en adelante :aww:
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:icongothic-nyu:
Gothic-Nyu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You got featured here >> Uncomon Fairy Tale Contest Feature

wish you a nice day :meow:
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:iconskillywidden:
skillywidden Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This is absolutly beautiful!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I believe yours is going to win, though. The colours and composition of your piece amazed me!
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:iconskillywidden:
skillywidden Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Thank you also, but I really hope mine won’t win, as I have other favorites, yours being among those now. I really love the colors you used and all those curved lines, very, very beautiful!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again, and I wish you luck. :aww: I truly love your piece!
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:iconskillywidden:
skillywidden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I am so happy!
Exactly the 3 drawings that I wanted to win, won! Congratulations!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:omg: I've just read it! I am soooo happy! Thank you so much! I love the other two winners, but I truly liked yours too, it is amazing! Congrats for your mention, too!
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:iconskillywidden:
skillywidden Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Thanks. :)
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emilybis8 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
It's perfect, I hope you win!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: I am just happy to take part in the contest, it was fun to do this. I hope the best one and most original one wins!
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emilybis8 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I was looking through the entries, yours really does look the best and the stories is positively delightful! And you even included 2 stories!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wanted to make only one, but I couldn't find in the net the one of the brother and the flowers, I didn't want people to think I made it up haha, so I chose the Whiteland one to cover it :giggle:

Thanks again, you are so kind!
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:iconemilybis8:
emilybis8 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Your really welcome, your work is truly gorgeous!
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:icondrawing-is-what-i-do:
WOW! This is incredible! The style is so classic, and yet I can see your personal touch everywhere. I love the delicate way you've handled their faces and their outfits are also very, very stylish. An absolutely beautiful piece! :love:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!!! :hug: As always! :aww:

It flatters me that you identify my personal vision here despite trying to be classic (exactly what I wanted to do!), that is the best thing you could have told me. Really, thank you! :hug:
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posionwood Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
That story actually is pretty cool! I had to read it a few times to make sure that I understood it, but oh wow, it's lovely. :3 This is actually really, really fabulous!
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha, you're right, the story is a bit strange, there are other versions somewhere, I was just too tired to look for them :giggle: But the concept is cool and exotic :aww:

Thank you so much for your comment and Im really glad you liked this! :hug:
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:iconanelphia:
anelphia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: It's beautiful. I like your entry better than my own.:)
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you like this! But, hey, yours (Belle Etoile) is beautiful too! I specially like how you chose the scene. I would want to see your drawing coloured :aww:
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anelphia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: Thanks, I have to admit I do like mine (Belle Etoile), but yours is colored, which makes a big difference.:D I had planned on coloring it, but I just haven't had the time, maybe later.:D Anyways good luck.:D :glomp:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should totally colour it, it'll look even more awesome! Good luck to you, too! :hug:
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:iconanelphia:
anelphia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks and if I may Congrats:D :hug:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!! :hug: :dance:
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:iconloleia:
Loleia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
¡Te ha quedado precioso! ¡Y los perfiles te salen SUPER bien! :love:
Voy a leerme de qué va el cuento :giggle:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
¡Muchísimas gracias! Tu opinión cuenta mucho para mí :meow: La verdad es que el cuento es un poco raro y algo difícil de entender, pero los cuentos chungos escandinavos y eslavos me pueden :la:

Por cierto, tengo que contestar a tu mensaje ;)
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:iconlauren-draghetti:
lauren-draghetti Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely designs! They look beautiful :love:
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:iconarbetta:
Arbetta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you like them! That means a lot to me :meow:

And thanks for the fav! :hug:
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:iconlauren-draghetti:
lauren-draghetti Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
you're very welcome! :)
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lilittu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
maravillosos
tanto cuento de hadas desconocido
es un hermoso tributo
buena suerte en el concurso!:)
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