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The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Himmapaan The Twelve Dancing Princesses by Himmapaan
*Updated 6th July, 2010. New scan of original artwork. Please see this journal entry for further explanation.


'What was that noise?'

Illustration for The Twelve Dancing Princesses, from The Red Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang; published by The Folio society, 2008. [link]

Pen & ink and watercolour on Arches cold pressed, 245 x 185mm.

Because one is generally not allowed to have the best of all worlds, although it is better to have this new scan of the original, the clarity of the youngest princess's face has somehow been compromised. :confused: So here is a seperate little scan of it just to show you that it was properly executed...

Other illustrations for this book: [link]


Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
Please do not reproduce without permission.
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The Twelve Dancing Princesses by ~Himmapaan
The suggester writes: "himmapaan is a relatively new user here on dA and his gallery hasn't had much attention. Which is a pity, since it's full of stunning images. 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' is an illustration which combines incredible watercolour skills and detailed technique with a touch of fairytale magic, creating a real eye-candy". I could not agree more. 'The Twelve Dancing Princesses' I regularly read to my little girl, and this illustration is truly worthy of a much loved story. ( Suggested by naturalshocks and Featured by LorrieWhittington )
andreakristin12 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The intense levels of blue saturation remind me of Maxfield Parrish. Your work is simply stunning.
fuwafuwanwan Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh gosh, I love this story so much! Very lovely illustration~
RubyCat150 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks more then twelve but it's still twelve!
Oldstar-Rod Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it.It has a vintage air very pleasant.
blackdragontears Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Mydriad Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So beautiful ;_;
Ishtarstar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
I loved this story when I was young. The detail in this is wonderful
WindsongDragon Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This was one of my favorite stories as a child. You did a beautiful job illustrating the princesses!
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Fifth Allied Artwork Feature! Please :+fav: the article to bring attention to the feature. Thank you for being a part of the Alliance! :salute:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Gorgeous details! One of my favorite stories as a child! :heart:
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