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Royal Jewels: SNOW WHITE

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Well ... sooner or later it had to happen and you know it!

With this illustration of the first Disney Princess, Snow White, concluded (for now) my "The Royal Jewels".

"Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the first animated feature film in history and the first appearance of the world famous Disney Princesses. As you may already know or Perhaps you have guessed, the story of Snow White is set in Germany, home of the Brothers Grimm (their creators).

What you might not all you may know is that, according to recent research, Snow White was a real person!

Thanks to the research of the historian of Lohr am Main, Dr. Karlheinz Bartels, on the story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the picturesque town on the banks of the River Main in Franconia German can feel proud to have been born in 1725, to Maria Sophia Margaretha Catharina von Erthal, real character who inspired the literary Snow White. Much evidence and points of connection with the characteristics of Lohr and tested around since 1986, this peculiarity of the famous tale by the Brothers Grimm, which makes it stand out against the majority of children's stories.

The father of the girl who, for various reasons, in fiction became Snow White was Philipp Christoph von Erthal, between 1719 and 1748, Constable Kurmainz territory in Lohr. By his diplomatic skills, traveled frequently sent on special assignments as a sort of minister of foreign affairs of the Duchy. Therefore, had the opportunity to interact with emperors, kings and queens of Europe. Hence, in the minds of the people of Lohr, the "von Erthals" had all the characteristics of a real family.

The family residence was the castle of Lohr. After the death, in 1741, the mother of Maria Sophia, the father was married May 15, 1743, with Maria Elisabeth von Venningen Claudia, born Countess Imperial Reichenstein. The fact that no Erthal Philipp Christoph von Lohr was almost never explain the apparent passive role of the king in the story, as investigations have concluded.

The main evidence that natural would Lohr Snow White is the "Magic Mirror talking". The rich mirror impressive 1.60 meters tall can still be admired in the museum of the Spessart, Lohr in the castle that belonged to the parents of White. The mirror comes from Lohr Glass Manufacturing, founded in 1698, who gained fame and prestige in Europe, not only for its delicate and refined craftsmanship, but because the raw materials used for the manufacture of glass came - in addition to own region, also of Spain. Indeed, sodium carbonate, known as soda ash or soda, was imported from Alicante, on the Mediterranean Spanish.

The mirror was a gift from Snow White's father and his second wife spoke as many mirrors manufactured in Lohr, especially legends contained in their frames, especially through his aphorisms, but also for its curious acoustic properties , they do that by talking about it, the reverb makes that resonate the words. The clear reference to his selfishness in the right medallion (read "Amour propre") must have hurt much the vanity stepmother.
We also have local references found in the area of ​​Lohr. The "virgin forest" in which it was exposed Snow White was naturally the Spessart. Currently, Lohr even called "the Gate of the Spessart". The Snow White escape route "on the seven hills" was the Mountain Trail, mentioned already in the XIV century - the "Wieser Straße". From Lohr, through this journey, for the seven Spessart mountains, could reach the little kingdom "of the Seven Dwarfs." Also "the seven dwarfs that stung and dug in search of ore", small size were miners or, more likely, children working in mines Bieber. Around 1750 some 500 miners were biting there for silver and copper.
Regarding "poisoned apple" Bartels research has discovered, citing competent literature which describes the poison, that half of the apple was submerged by the wicked stepmother in belladonna juice, fruit that is also found in the Spessart. Its berries contain the Atropa Belladonna used even today in medicine. Its narcotic rigidity occurred in Snow White as if she had died.

The "transparent glass coffin" and "iron shoes", with which, as a punishment, "the stepmother had to dance until she drop dead on the ground", usually occurred in the Glass Manufacturing, the first, and by blacksmiths thanks to malleable iron ore Spessart.

Due to the qualities of Maria Sophia, Lohr population had become a kind of fairy. The family chronicler Erthal, M. B. Kittel, described Maria Sophia as a young noble and virtuous, "an angel charitable and kind", "asset poverty and destitution" showing "his personal kindness". For the "collective imagination" of the people of Lohr and Spessart, the apple of Erthal represented the ideal image of the daughter of a King.

Another fact was that the people felt sympathy for Maria Sophia, while cruelty added to the behavior of his stepmother, partial blindness was Maria Sophia suffered since childhood and it was due to the aftermath of chickenpox.

These facts, along history does not occur often, should reach the ears of the Grimm brothers who lived nearby in Steinau. So, a few years after the death of Maria Sophia continued writing and, at the end of 1812, the first publication of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Well, with the first Disney princess I close the series "Royal Jewels" until the new additions (Anna and Elsa from Forzen) join the actual cast.

Many thanks to all those who have followed me faithfully in each of the illustrations and have commented and given me your opinions!

Of course, with this last illustration I also expect your comments and opinions! XDD




PS: Do not think I'll stop drawing. I have many ideas to start new series, although I would love you to give me a few more ideas!;P



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Bueno...tarde o temprano tenía que ocurrir y lo sabéis!

Con esta ilustración de la primera princesa Disney, Blanca Nieves, concluyo (por el momento) mi serie de "Las Joyas Reales".

"Blanca Nieves y los Siete Enanitos" fue el primer largometrage animado de la historia y la primera aparición de las mundialmente conocidas Princesas Disney. Como muchos ya sabréis o quizá hayais deducido, la historia de Blanca Nieves transcurre en Alemania, hogar de los Hermanos Grimm (sus creadores).

Lo que quizá no todos sepais es que, según recientes investigaciones, Blanca Nieves fue un personaje real!

Gracias a la investigación del historiador de Lohr am Main, Dr. Karlheinz Bartels, sobre el cuento de Blancanieves y los Siete Enanitos, la pintoresca localidad, a orillas del río Meno, en la Franconia alemana, puede sentirse orgullosa de haber visto nacer, en 1725, a Maria Sophia Margaretha Catharina von Erthal, personaje real que inspiró el literario de Blancanieves. Muchas evidencias y puntos de conexión con las características de Lohr y sus alrededores prueban, desde 1986, esta peculiaridad del famoso cuento de los hermanos Grimm; lo que hace que destaque frente a la mayoría de los relatos infantiles.

El padre de la niña que, por diversas circunstancias, devino en la ficción Blancanieves, fue Philipp Christoph von Erthal, entre 1719 y 1748, Condestable del territorio de Kurmainz, en Lohr. Por sus dotes diplomáticas, viajaba frecuentemente como enviado en misiones especiales, una especie de ministro de Asuntos Exteriores del Ducado. Por eso, tuvo la oportunidad de relacionarse con emperadores, reyes y reinas de toda Europa. De ahí que, en el imaginario de los habitantes de Lohr, los “von Erthals” tuvieran todas las características de una familia real.

La residencia familiar era el castillo de Lohr. Tras la muerte, en 1741, de la madre de Maria Sophia, el padre se casó el 15 de mayo de 1743, con Claudia Elisabeth Maria von Venningen, nacida Condesa Imperial de Reichenstein. El hecho de que Philipp Christoph von Erthal no estuviera casi nunca en Lohr explicaría el evidente papel pasivo del rey en el cuento, según han concluido las investigaciones.

La principal prueba de que Blancanieves sería natural de Lohr es el “Espejo Mágico que hablaba”. El impresionante y rico espejo de 1,60 metros de altura aún se puede admirar en el museo del Spessart, en el castillo de Lohr que perteneció a los padres de Blancanieves. El espejo procede de la Manufactura de Cristal de Lohr, fundada en 1698, que adquirió fama y prestigio en toda Europa, no sólo por su delicada y refinada artesanía, sino porque las materias primas que utilizaba para la fabricación del vidrio procedían - además de la propia región- también de España. En efecto, el carbonato sódico, conocido como ceniza de soda o sosa, era importado de Alicante, a orillas del Mediterráneo español.

El espejo fue un regalo del padre de Blancanieves a su segunda esposa y hablaba como muchos de los espejos fabricados en Lohr, sobre todo por las leyendas que figuraban en sus marcos, especialmente, a través de sus aforismos, pero también por sus curiosas propiedades acústicas, que hacen que, al hablar cerca de él, la reverberación haga que resuenen las palabras. La clara referencia a su egoísmo en el medallón de la derecha (se lee “Amour Propre”) debió de herir mucho la vanidad de la madrastra.

También se han comprobado las referencias locales en el área de Lohr. El “bosque virgen” en el cual fue expuesta Blancanieves, era naturalmente el Spessart. En la actualidad, Lohr, incluso, recibe el nombre de “la Puerta del Spessart”. El camino de huida de Blancanieves “sobre las siete montañas” era el Höhenweg, mencionado ya en el siglo XIV – la llamada “Wieser Straße”. Desde Lohr, a través de este trayecto, por las siete montañas del Spessart, se podía alcanzar el pequeño reino “de los siete enanitos”.

Asimismo “los siete enanitos que picaban y cavaban en busca de mineral”, eran mineros de talla pequeña o, más probáblemente, niños que trabajaban en las minas de Bieber. Alrededor de 1750 picaban allí unos 500 mineros en busca de plata y cobre.
Respecto a “la manzana envenenada”, la investigación de Bartels ha descubierto, citando bibliografía competente en la cual se describe el veneno, que la mitad de la manzana fue sumergida por la malvada madrastra en zumo de belladona, fruto que se encuentra también en el Spessart. Sus bayas contienen la Atropa Belladona utilizada, incluso a día de hoy, en medicina. Su narcótico produjo en Blancanieves una rigidez tal como si hubiera fallecido.

El “sarcófago transparente de cristal” y las “zapatillas de hierro”, con las cuales, en castigo, “la madrastra debía bailar hasta caer muerta en la tierra”, se producían habitualmente en la Manufactura de vidrio, el primero, y por herreros, gracias a los minerales de hierro maleables del Spessart.

Debido a las cualidades de Maria Sophia, la población de Lohr la había convertido en una especie de hada. El cronista de la familia Erthal, M.B. Kittel, describía a Maria Sophia como una joven noble y llena de virtudes, “un ángel caritativo y bondadoso”, “activo contra la pobreza y la indigencia” que demostraba “su amabilidad personal”. Para el “imaginario colectivo” de la población de Lohr y el Spessart, la niña de los Erthal representaba la imagen ideal de la hija de un Rey.

Otro hecho que hacía que el pueblo sintiese simpatía hacia Maria Sophia, a la vez que añadía crueldad al comportamiento de su madrastra, era la ceguera parcial que María Sophia padecía desde niña y que se debía a las secuelas de la varicela.

Estos hechos que, a lo largo de la historia no ocurren con frecuencia, debieron llegar a oídos de los hermanos Grimm que vivían cerca, en Steinau. Así, pocos años después de la muerte de Maria Sophia siguió la redacción y, al final de 1812, la primera publicación del cuento de Blancanieves y los siete enanitos.



En fin, con la primera princesa Disney doy por cerrada la serie "Joyas Reales" hasta que las nuevas incorporaciones (Anna y Elsa de Forzen) se unan al elenco real.

Muchísimas gracias a todos aquellos que me habéis seguido fielmente en cada una de las ilustraciones y que me habéis comentado y dado vuestras opiniones!!

Por supuesto, con esta última también espero vuestros comentarios y opiniones!!! XDD



PD: No creáis que dejaré de dibujar. Tengo muchas ideas para empezar nuevas series, aunque me encantaría que me dierais unas cuantas ideas más!! ;P


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All hail Queen Snow White!

PPsantos1989's avatar
and full size? with the body?
moonlitinuyasha1985's avatar
Wow~, she looks great with long hair. :iconcute-plz:
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   This is amazing. The style brings to my mind European Cathedral art; both icons of the saints in portraits, and in stained glass windows. The way you drew her calls to mind the sacred; both the symbolic, and the overt. You've shown her in regal splendor, yet captured her humility by making her brown eyes prominent (brown is symbolically thought of as the colour of humility). You've also managed to make her dress/robes beautiful, yet entirely modest (she does not show much skin, again, fitting for one who is considered the youngest and the purest of the Disney Princesses. You lengthened her hair to make her appear older; implying she is wiser and spiritually mature, yet by understanding and keeping the style (waviness) of the hair while changing the length, you've made her identity ever more prominent. You achieved a great feat with this because normally when one changes something about a character, especially something as prominent as hair, it takes away from the look of the character; instead, you've added to the look of her. She is still easily recognizable as the princess Snow White, and perhaps even more so in the regal splendour of her clothes and femininity of her hair. 

   You've even managed to show her heritage as a German Princess by the colour scheme in this piece; in keeping with the Imperial colours of the German Empire (Second Reich [Deutches Kaiserreich]) that she displayed with hair black as ebony, skin white as snow, lips red as blood, you’ve made these the most prominent colours here as well with her black hair, and the white and red of her dress. You put them in an order that can only be classed as perfect, and you’ve even made them if anything more prominent by lengthening her hair, creating a neatly flowing ratio between each colour. I love how you also further emphasised these colours by adding them as accents to her accessories; white trim on her crown next to her black hair, and red jewels above the white trim, as well as red earrings next to her white skin and black hair. I also love how you featured gold accents in many places, denoting royalty and reminding me of the other important colour of the German Monarchy which called to mind the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire as well as the many individual German states under the Kaiser, all with their own unique cultures embodied by their own individual monarchs.

   Honestly, I feel like I should say a whole lot more; a picture is worth a thousand words, and this picture is worth innumerably more than that. I want to say more, but I do not know what to say, for even my best compliments seem to pale in comparison to the beauty of what you've made here. This image goes far beyond a simple drawing; to call it that would be insulting. Even calling it ‘art’ seems like a gross understatement to me; in my view, even the term ‘masterpiece’ does not begin to describe it. The only word I can think of that I could apply to this piece; the only word that I feel even comes close to describing it, is ‘icon’. I don’t mean icon like something on a computer screen; I mean icon like the deeply venerated images of Christian saints; of the Virgin Mary, that universal symbol of motherhood that leads people to the Son. Obviously, there is a substantial difference between your image and the religious icons displayed in churches, palaces, and museums, but this image goes above the mundane and implies the miraculous; above the ordinary and implies the sacred. It even reminds me of the Marian symbolism that I studied in Snow White, and the colours hold a dual meaning in view of that. Snow White, in this image, like Mary, points me towards the Son and His redemptive acts; sin and death (black) was overcome by The One who was sinless and pure (white) who gave His life and shed His blood (red) so that all might not perish, but have everlasting life (gold). Perhaps I am only reminded of these things here due to the symbolism I researched for Snow White, but I do mean every word of what I said; every compliment that I gave.

   What I find truly amazing about this image is that it so calls to mind what I’ve written in my analysis of Snow White’s symbolism for my Youtube Review series. It so perfectly fits with the themes I’ll be discussing that it almost feels tailor-made for it. It would be both an honour and a privilege if you would grant me permission to use this image in my Snow White reviews on Youtube.

MissMikopete's avatar
OMG!!
Thank you so, so very much for this awesome comment! I'm flattered!!! ^///^

For sure you can use this image in your YouTube reviews! I only ask for credit when you use it. ;)
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I will gladly give you credit when I use it. How would you prefer I do so? I usually have a credits sequence at the end of each of my videos where I would do that; but if you'd like, I can also credit you in the video description, or directly mention it during the video itself; whichever you'd prefer.

And you're welcome! I only said what I felt when I looked at it. :) (Smile) 
MissMikopete's avatar
Whatever you use to do it's fine for me! ^^
Shiroux9254's avatar
This is really beautiful, but she will more beautifull when you made her dress and she will complete as other your princesses of royal jewels collection. I am very please you to do her in all ( this look and long dress) and she will be amazing in the future.
MissMikopete's avatar
Thank you very much!!
Hope to have time to do the dress version! ^^'
Shiroux9254's avatar
I hope you make it in the future :)
ranna-law's avatar
Beautiful picture. You really made her look stunning.
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JohnlockedDancer's avatar
So pretty! Love it!
PPsantos1989's avatar
u did her  ..fullbody? i didnt see snow white yet :D
MissMikopete's avatar
Not yet sorry! It's taking me a long time to do all the ideas that I want to draw. ^^'
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Nadia-Ahmed's avatar
Disney needs a fashion designer like you.
MissMikopete's avatar
OMG! Thanks!! >///<
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