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Fairytale

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Over a few weeks, this drawing was completed in ink, pencil, Prismacolor/Copic marker and white gel pen. It's based on a snippet of a Romanian fairytale (titled "The Story of the Pig"), in which a girl severs her pinky to complete a stairway of bones (she's on a long journey to save her prince); it was one of my favourite stories growing up (the rest of it is not nearly as gory). I'll be honest, this photo doesn't really do the drawing justice.

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Image details
Image size
2762x3540px 4.96 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
Shutter Speed
1/30 second
Aperture
F/3.4
Focal Length
4 mm
ISO Speed
125
Date Taken
Aug 18, 2017, 2:59:39 PM
Sensor Size
4mm
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RespicePostTe's avatar
I knew a similar story growing up, called the Seven Ravens. The details are different though. 
After I got past the instinctive wince, I gotta say that this drawing is gorgeous. I love the detail on her clothes, the design element of the bones, and her determined expression. 
Just... owwww....
Super-Chi's avatar
Thanks so much - I'm very happy you had that reaction (I was really trying to go for something gross yet full of strength/purpose). :)
It's also interesting to hear that you know of a similar story! I might look that up someday.
RegionOfMarley's avatar
Ooh, your style is just so gorgeous and unique; I love it~ Onionhead Oish - Onion head 
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Thanks a bunch! :)
psialpha's avatar
Imi aminteste de copilarie! Apropo foarte bine ai folosit umbrele si lumina foarte bine +fav 
Super-Chi's avatar
Ma bucur; multumesc mult! Si eu imi amintesc ca am trecut printr-o faza cand o rugam pe mama mea sa imi citeasca povestea aproape zilnic (ori o ascultam pe casete). :D
starblinx's avatar
Amazing detail, especially on the scarf pattern and the bounced light on the bones!
Super-Chi's avatar
Thank you so much! :)
Amberglas's avatar
Wow! This is lovely.  I'm going to have to look up that fairy tale.  
Super-Chi's avatar
Glad you like it! The fairytale is lots of fun.
Javins-Honey's avatar
gotta check that story out (i mean, cut a part of you off to make a bone stairway :o) sounds awesome XD

And awesome artwork too :D
Super-Chi's avatar
The remainder of the story is definitely not as gory, but it is plenty weird (including a prince who is -literally- a magical talking pig)!
EllenSilcity's avatar
Amazing! All the detail is very stunning.
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TheWizardAlchemist's avatar
Wow this really cool! I'm amazed how she can keep straight faced with that missing finger thing and all, I'll be passed out on the ground!

i get the whole "photo doesn't give the artwork justice" thing, escpecially when the real thing looks absolutely kickass. Happens just about everytime XD.
Super-Chi's avatar
Thank you! I wanted her expression to seem unsettling, given the circumstances! :)

Sigh, I'm glad you can relate to the photo vs. real thing dilemma.
MoonlitCrescent's avatar
Your mind is unreal. :)
Super-Chi's avatar
You're too kind!
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