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The Frog Princess by Himmapaan The Frog Princess by Himmapaan
'She waved her right hand, and lakes and woods appeared; she waved her left hand, and various birds began to fly about'

Illustration for The Frog Princess, from Myths and Legends of Russia, collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and translated by Norbert Guterman; published by The Folio Society: www.foliosociety.com/book/MLR/… (June, 2009)

Ink and gouache on Arches hot pressed watercolour paper, 140lbs/300gsm.


This illustration won me the bronze prize in the Books category of the Association of Illustrators' annual award: Images 34 - the Best of British Contemporary Illustration 2010 More details can be found in this journal entry.
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2009
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Absolutely gorgeous!
What sort of paper did you use for this?
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Himmapaan Dec 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. The paper was Arches hot pressed, 140lbs/300gsm. I forgot to include that in my description. I've done so now.
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the-mongoose Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So incredibly beautiful! I read foreign folklore as a hobby, and Russian fairytales have always been among my very favorites. I'd venture to say "The Frog Princess" is the best-known Russian story (some people know it as "Vasilissa the Wise"). Your work is marvelous on a whole, but this is gorgeous beyond words!
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Himmapaan Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So kind of you. Thank you so much.
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MinObsi Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it… Such details, it's amazing.
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MiloNeuman Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm right in the midst of researching Russian aesthetics and folklore for a Fairy Tale graphic novel I'm planning/writing, and I have to say that I've found this series of illustrations absolutely inspiring.
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Himmapaan Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.
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elleneri May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the not-quite-a-silhouette thing you do.
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VeronicaRosejones Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
LOVE IT!!!
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