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The Enchanted Pig by Himmapaan The Enchanted Pig by Himmapaan
'The youngest daughter of this King will be married to a Pig'

Pen and ink and watercolour.

Illustration for The Enchanted Pig from Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book, published by The Folio Society, 2008.

File scanned from a proof. It is quite a fair bit darker than the original!

A variant on the Beauty and the Beast tale, as you can probably guess. I took a little license and drew a wild boar rather than a domesticated pig.

Other illustrations for this book: [link]
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
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:iconcyborgjaneyre:
CyborgJanEyre Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful colors! I love the twist on Beauty and the Beast.
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:iconlisa-of-the-moon:
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Beautiful work was featured in my Journal! [link]
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
Stunning work! I love all that detail, and the colors are very nice.
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:iconmarymmmm:
marymmmm Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
speechless...
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Crydwyn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
The dress is amazing and the subtly of colour is enchanting (rather appropriate considering it an illustration for a fairytale I suppose).

So I just wandered over to the folio society website to take a peek at the book it self and I have to say, of the collection of different colour fairy books I personally feel your illustrations are definitely the most appealing to me.

The Red Fairy Book is going on my birthday wishlist. I love fairytales but it's your illustrations that make me want to own it rather than just admire it :0 I should probably congratulate you on a job well done :D
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
WOW! So gorgeous *__*
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:iconjinxfu:
jinxfu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are Dulac reincarnated. I'm jealous. It's not the only the composition but you have all the subtle hints and blemishes of Dulac. I have such a hard line to my watercolor drawings. Did you say you do the watercolor first then do some line ink drawing? I am good (please check out my gallery) but I lack direction and probally some discipline. I would be much appreciative if you could critique a couple of my works and please don't be gentle, I seriously need help. Thank you.
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:iconweepingconk:
weepingconk Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010
super neat! that is really nice!
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:icontspeecestudios:
tspeecestudios Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
This makes me yearn for the old fairy tale books with their washed out illustrations and their loving pen work....
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:iconotter-party:
otter-party Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
I really love this. Something about it just makes it really cool.
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi your exquisite art has been featured here:[link]
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xXOokamikunXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind if I ask, what was the meaning behind this piece? For some reason it looks like a story: A ssory that would be very interesting to read.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Have you read my comments on it, perchance? ^_^
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:iconxxookamikunxx:
xXOokamikunXx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. silly me I didn't even read... your comments >_< this is really embarassing... sorry... everything's explained now...
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cooki-la Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
:D
it's so pretty!
i wish I was marrying that pig!! (what?!)

i love the colours and the shading...and...all of it, really!
^-^
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:iconfeyphilosophy:
FeyPhilosophy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
How beautiful!
How delicate!
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:iconpigwithwings11:
pigwithwings11 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
I love it, and I love that BOOK!
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:iconseraphimkiss88:
SeraphimKiss88 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
This is beautiful! The detail is incredible, and the range of textures, from the boar's fur to the material of the dress, is impressive.
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:iconthevirtualgaucho:
thevirtualgaucho Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Stunning beauty and what a gentle expression the boar has inspite of his wild looks.
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dreamhome Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you can colour too?? :jawdrop:
instant favourite
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
and a splendid boar he is. ;) she looks quite gracious even so! well done.
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:iconvampiressartist:
Vampiressartist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the Beauty and the Beast fairytale.
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:iconnot-the-actress:
Not-The-Actress Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
This is absolutely astonishing.
From what period is her dress based on?
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:iconinsomniacs-nightmare:
insomniacs-nightmare Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is such a luscious image! the colours are so delicious, the dress makes me think of sugared almonds and parma violets... yumm. Amazingly delicate and beautiful, as always :aww:
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ManiacScribbler Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student Writer
This is gorgeous! I love her dress! ^^
ManiacScribbler =^..^=
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmaniacscribbler:
ManiacScribbler Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Student Writer
You're very welcome! ^^
ManiacScribbler =^..^=
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:iconlemur-fox:
lemur-fox Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Oh wow, that is so beautiful!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvilhelmina:
vilhelmina Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is perfect for the story-book-illustration purpose! I'd say something more in-depht, but in my mind that somehow covers it all. It's just that good. (:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
And that itself is praise indeed! Thank you so much! :D
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ayellowbirds Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work on both figures; the princess's garments seem very real, one can almost feel the texture of the fabric. The boar has a very soothing and gentle aspect that is a wonderful contrast with its size and species.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :thanks:
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MargaretSeidler Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
I love your works!! Thay are all just so magical and delicate... and the way you use colors.. I wish I could use those watercolors and inks as you, you truly got a new fan here :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
How very kind - thank you so much! :thanks:
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:iconcouco:
Couco Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Wow, your works are just great! :airborne:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Loove the blue silk of her gown!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, thank you! :D
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:iconmarylyn24:
marylyn24 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
yes, you get this a lot, and you deserve every glowing comment you get. your work is amazing! :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, it's very kind of you, thank you!
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:iconmarylyn24:
marylyn24 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
(: you're brilliant. my pleasure.
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:iconfoxfeather248:
Foxfeather248 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic work!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcassandrajames:
CassandraJames Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
So detailed and gorgeous!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Haru-Ame Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Oh, this is gorgeous. Beauty and the Beast is my favorite fairytale, and this alternate- version illustration more than does it justice. It positively glows.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconsunshishi:
sunshishi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Her dress is so wonderful.

Love how you do fabric. And the boar looks realy wild^^
I like the lights abouve the two. Nicely done.

SuShi
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