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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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.
It's also interesting to hear that you know of a similar story! I might look that up someday.
And awesome artwork too
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.
Sigh, I'm glad you can relate to the photo vs. real thing dilemma.