Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dwarf Versus Fish

Here is another fairytale for you. I find it fun to try to find a different way to illustrate the stories. Tales are easier than others. This from the tale "Snow White and Rose Red" by the Brothers Grimm. In the story, Snow White and Rose Red, two sisters, befriend an enchanted bear who is looking for the enemy who changed him into a bear and took his family's fortune. While helping the bear, the girls keep running into a dwarf in the woods who needs their help to get out of sticky situations such as the one above. He is never grateful for their help, of course, and yells at them for stepping on his bag of jewels. In the end, the bear kills the dwarf who was the one who enchanted him in the first place. The moral of this story could be that you should be careful who you help because they might just get eaten by a bear anyway.

3 comments:

Cindy said...

Hey! You're in Utah, where at? We should get together and have an all night papercut night or something. Like scrapbookers, but cooler.

Very cool work!

Cindy (cindy@cindyferguson.com)

zuff said...

I really love your fairy tales illustrations. Your work has a whimsical quality that is charming.

Dad

Snippety Gibbet said...

Really interesting combination of images. I love your germanic looking characters. jan