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Gretel
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Published: August 20, 2009
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Gretel

A portrait of Gretel from 'Hansel and Gretel,' showing her post fairytale, with the goose that helped them across the lake, the pearls she stole from the witch, the tear showing where she started and the flames showing where she finished.

Gretel is one of my favourite fairytale characters. She started out weak and tearful, and ended up strong and compassionate.

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38 x 51cm / 15 x 20 in
Original for sale - $600 USD
Crescent illustrator's board, technical pens, pencil and aquarelle, acrylic and pigment.
Image size
600x818px 904.91 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
25 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Aug 20, 2009, 12:23:23 PM
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Comments (26)
Gryffgirl's avatar
Great picture of the clever and heroic Grimm girl! :heart:
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Oh thank you very much. :)
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bryan-cuttance's avatar
it's been a long time since i stopped in on your work.
but i'm glad that i came back.
i'm just blown away by the colour and mystery you create.
completely magical.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
It's good to hear from you again! Still working at a certain record store? I hope all is going well, and that you are accruing the photography fame you so deserve. :)
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icecheetah's avatar
Be more careful with your thumbs. One seems bigger than another.
Otherwise, well done!
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! While I disagree, because of perspective and the hand position, there are ways I could make it more obvious that they're the same size in future (such as not putting the pearls directly over the thumb's creaseline / rest of the thumb). :)
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icecheetah's avatar
Sounds good to me. Good luck!
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AmberIsabella|Professional Traditional Artist
This is stunning, I love the thick black lines and the beautifully detailed patterns.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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ghost-eye's avatar
This is one of your stronger pieces yet, for sure. The underlighting really gives an otherworldly edge to it
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you. I'm hoping to do more of these over time, I think it's a toss up between the 'Brother and Sister' Grimm's Fairytale, or 'Snow-White and Rose-Red' next.
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Yume-oka's avatar
Ohwww ! greaat ! n_n love it
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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ScurvySimon|Hobbyist General Artist
The colouring turned out really nicely! I especially like the depth the shading brings to her skin, and the texture of the broom.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! The broom probably has the most layers of colour on it actually, to try and bring it out a bit more, so I'm glad that turned out. :)
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Azerane|Hobbyist General Artist
I've never heard that part of the story, amazing illustration though, love the composition.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :D
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KensanOni's avatar
I'm confused. Which version of the story did she get helped by a goose? (I fully realize that there is more then one version of almost every fairy tale.)
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Ah it's a duck, goose is a typo, heh. But in the original Grimm telling, they are helped by a duck. The brothers added it themselves, and white ducks and geese are very common in many of their tales.
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Imagine that how strange that I should mention Hansel and Gretal to you and here she is.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've actually been working on this concept for over a month. Heh.
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adnilem13's avatar
Just goes to show you.
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urbanimal's avatar
urbanimal|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such a powerful image. She's beautiful.
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Ravenari|Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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