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Princess Rosette:1st Spread by Himmapaan Princess Rosette:1st Spread by Himmapaan
Update: 29th April, 2010. Better scan.

*Please note this is an older work.

Pencil, 2002.

Part of a project from my third and last year at university, when I retold and illustrated Madame Catherine d'Aulnoy's Princess Rosette. It was submitted for the Macmillan Prize that year and received a 'Highly Commended'. This is the first spread, in which the queen discovers from the equally dismayed fairies that her longed for daughter, Rosette, will someday inadvertently bring about the destruction and death of her two sons.

The large empty scroll on the right was intended as a text panel.

One deviant remarked that the 'dwarf guy' is carrying what appears to be 'a cat in a huge nutshell'. My having omitted to draw the shafts of the feathers probably didn't help the impression, though given that this was more of an elaborated 'working drawing' than a fully completed illustration, it didn't occur to me at the time to draw those in greater detail. For those still perplexed, however, it is an early 16th century hat, with a wide slashed brim, not unlike this one. :)

The title spread:

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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
The size and detail of this thing is just simply AMAZING!

I don't know this story but I certainly plan on looking it up! 
grilopururin Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
OMFG! It's P-E-R-F-E-C-T!
LadyLaffAlot Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is amazing.
Jacobea Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I will never cease to marvel at the huge amount of detail you pack into these works of art :D
irethkalt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you're putting up some of your older work, especially in sketch form. I like to see how an artist moved through stages of setting up the composition as is evident in the title spread. :)
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I had hoped a few people might be interested in seeing that. :)
irethkalt Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:D :nod: You're welcome!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely. <3
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Good work.
amenokumo Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
seriously you are....WOW......
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