5 Enchanted Objects - [The Enchanted Wreath]
'Fair maiden, who are you, and who gave you that wreath of singing roses?' asked he, for the birds were so tiny that till you looked closely you never saw them.
'I live in a hut on the edge of the forest,' she answered, blushing, for she had never spoken to a prince before. 'As to the wreath, I know not how it came there, unless it may be the gift of some doves whom I fed when they were starving!”
once upon a time, in deep winter, a queen was admiring the falling snow when she saw a rose blooming in defiance of the cold. reaching for it, she pricked her finger, and three drops of blood fell. and because the red seemed so alive against the white, she thought, “if only i had a child as white as snow, lips red as blood, hair black as a raven’s wings, and all with the strength of that rose.”
The w a t e r brought us; the w a t e r will take us away.
What if mermaids live really long - and the longer they live, the bigger they grow?
(I guess the bigger they grow, the harder it is for them to stick their torso and even their head out of the water. That’s why no one ever sees the big ones. And definitely never the huge ones.)
A bit late to the party, but here’s my contribution to Julie Dillon’s Catalog of Merfolk. I didn’t have nearly as much time to finish this as I wanted, but I have to be up in 5 hours so this will have to do!
40 days left→ Spells"Magic is dangerous: it’s neither good nor bad, right nor wrong; it can be both a blessing and a curse. It takes strength, the strength of a witch, to make the magic her own, to make it serve her, and not the other way around. "
8 Heroes - [The Archer from The Firebird and Princess Vasilissa]
The Tzar looked at the fire-bird and laughed with pride. Then he lifted his eyes and looked at the young archer, and says he,—
"As you have known how to take the fire-bird, you will know how to bring me my bride, for whom I have long been waiting. In the land of Never, on the very edge of the world, where the red sun rises in flame from behind the sea, lives the Princess Vasilissa. I will marry none but her. Bring her to me, and I will reward you with silver and gold. But if you do not bring her, then, by my sword, your head will no longer sit between your shoulders!”
The young archer wept bitter tears, and went out into the courtyard, where the horse of power was, stamping the ground with its hoofs of iron and tossing its thick mane.
King - Lauren Aquilina
You’re in control
Rid of the monsters inside your head
Put all your faults to bed
You can be king again
It’s been a while since I posted some work, but here’s a concept I did remaking the Sleeping Beauty fairy tale in a fantasy India. There were a lot of issues and in the end I’m not totally satisfied with how everything from the project turned out, but these are the drawings I was still pleased by, so I thought I’d post them here!
Outlander → Sassenach
People disappear all the time. Young girls run away from home. Children stray from their parents and are never seen again. Housewives take the grocery money and a taxi to the train station. Most are found eventually. Disappearances, after all, have explanations. Usually.
The Fates have the subtle power of deciding a man’s destiny. They assign a man to good or evil. Their most obvious choice is choosing how long a mortal lives. There are three Fates. Clotho, the spinner, who spins the thread of life. Lachesis, the measurer, who choses the lot in life one will have and measures off how long it is to be. Atropos, she who cannot be turned, who at death with her shears cuts the thread of life.
7 Villains - [The Snow Queen]
The snow-flakes grew larger and larger, till at last they looked just like great white fowls. Suddenly they flew on one side; the large sledge stopped, and the person who drove rose up. It was a lady; her cloak and cap were of snow. She was tall and of slender figure, and of a dazzling whiteness. It was the Snow Queen.
endless list of horror films - Let the Right One In (2008)