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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]

Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
Please do not reproduce without permission. Thank you.
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CyborgJanEyre May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful colors! I love the twist on Beauty and the Beast.
Lisa-Of-The-Moon Feb 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your Beautiful work was featured in my Journal! [link]
Stunning work! I love all that detail, and the colors are very nice.
marymmmm Mar 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
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
WOW! So gorgeous *__*
jinxfu 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.
super neat! that is really nice!
tspeecestudios 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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