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The Scarlet Flower


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(Music: Океан Ельзи - Обійми)

The Scarlet Flower (Russian: Аленький цветочек, Alenkiy tsvetochek also known as The Little Red Flower) is a Russian folk tale written by Sergey Aksakov. It is an adaptation of traditional Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. In Russia, Beauty and the Beast story is known mostly via Aksakov's retelling 🥀
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WildeDesirePhoto's avatar

This beautiful beast reminds me of Ludo from Labyrinth =)

JamieTheFandomGirl's avatar
Very Beautiful ^^

I like this Russian Version of Beauty and The Beast ;)
Galinaxsim's avatar
Как красивоClap !!!  
Magically Beautiful
FairyOfThundera22's avatar
I LOVE this version of my favorite fairy-tale! You did the Beast just like the story, and I'm glad you kept Beauty's hair blonde as well. I also like how you made the Beast bigger, and not human sized.
Thank you for drawing this, you've made my day!!! :squee:
sakohju's avatar
Wow, I'm taking a class in Russian folklore and we literally just talked about this story! Love your depiction of it here! 
Where can I sign up for this class?
sakohju's avatar
Haha it's an elective for general education requirements at my university, it's a very fun class and the professor is awesome!
what university is it and does it have an online class?
sakohju's avatar
I don't know if I want to put the school I go to in the comments but if you're that interested in it I'd be happy to tell you via note! I don't know if that specific class is offered every semester or whether there's an online offering, if there is it might only be certain semesters. There's also another class I took with the same professor a while back though that I know is offered pretty consistently and sometimes online that is very similar and has a lot of overlap in material, but focuses specifically on Werewolves and Vampires in Russian and Slavic folklore instead of just Russian folktales in general
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noted you the info :) 
MoonyMina's avatar
really gorgoeus!! I love their looks :) and the atmosphere is truly magical!
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bluewingfairy's avatar
Good morning, WWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.
ElfinIllustrator's avatar
Amazing! Keep up the good work! 
blueRepees74's avatar
Absolutely precious
Dmitriy731's avatar
Очень хороший рисунок!
the beauty and her beast...
awesome picture!!!!!!
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glowworm56's avatar

There's a lovely Russian animation based off of this story. Perhaps you've seen it? Here's the link :

There's also an English dub that has Tim Curry voicing the beast. :giggle:

This is beautiful.

Anais07's avatar
Замечательно, очень в духе сказки и в то же время самобытно! Прекрасная тонкая работа, как всегда, впрочем. Хочу книгу с такой иллюстрацией.
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