Ten Paces & floral

31 October 11

A little while ago I participated in Ten Paces and Draw, a collaborative illustration project where you do a sketch for another illustrator and finish up a sketch made for you. As someone who doesn't really do collaborations, it was really fun and unexpectedly liberating! The week's theme was "floral" and I got a super cute sketch from Sarah Straub, the finished version of which you can see above.

My sketch was based on this weird fairytale I came across some time ago. “My gift to you is that every time you speak either a flower or jewel will drop out of your mouth" Can you imagine? That's supposed to be a reward? On what planet! And she managed to reel in a prince with stuff falling out of her mouth continuously, impressive stuff.

Anyway, my sketch was finished by Julia Kostreva, who did a really beautiful job. Last week I needed a sketch to play around with some textures I was working on and ended up taking my sketch to completion too, which you can see below. Circle of life, etc.

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I love that tale! When I was small I used to imagine how diamonds and violets come out of the girl’s mouth any time she speaks:) Although, your drawing might be even better than what I had in mind!

//Antonia

Antonia at Swedish Love Affair replied over 8 years ago.

Absolutely gorgeous! I like your work, well yo could make a halloween´s ilustration?.

Ivonne replied over 8 years ago.

I just finished reading the fairy tale. It seems like the fairy didn’t think her gift through, although if the girl landed a prince to save her from her awful sibling and mother, it worked well enough :) Just think what Tim Burton and Helena Bonham Carter could do with an adaptation of this story!

josephine replied over 8 years ago.

OH MY GOSH! I love the glow to the skin. Just gorgeous! xoxo

emmakisstina replied over 8 years ago.

I love your work! so beautifull!

Stéphanie Rousseau replied over 8 years ago.

Wow, what a neat idea. I love both illustrations! I also remember reading that fairytale as a child and thinking that it must hurt to always have things coming out of your mouth, like throwing up or something. Not pleasant at all! Still, I adore your illustration~

catherine replied over 8 years ago.

What a wonderful collaboration! Both of them are really beautiful.
Love from Madrid!
xx

Iris replied over 8 years ago.

Is the orange background digital as well? It looks just like watercolour if it is! Really love this drawing. I’m sure I’ve come across this fairy tale before but can’t think when/where x

Laura Mills replied over 8 years ago.

I don’t know if you know but Neil Gaiman did a re-telling of that fairytale in ‘Who Killed Amanda Palmer’. He takes it to the obvious conclusion of her choking on the sharp jewels as they come up her mouth and scrape her throat. It’s a pretty sinister tale.

Ruth replied over 8 years ago.

saw this and thought of you! http://cf1.8tracks.us/mix_covers/000/426/837/403.original.jpg

colin replied over 8 years ago.

The evil sister has frogs and bugs coming out of her mouth doesn’t she? That’s pretty gross.

Natalie replied over 8 years ago.

Wow, what a neat idea. I love both illustrations! I also remember reading that fairytale as a child and thinking that it must hurt to always have things coming out of your mouth, like throwing up or something.Such great work on your blog………Keep it up

Wholesale bracelet replied over 8 years ago.

Wow, that second one really has such a sense of light and life! How interesting.

Lillian Davenport replied over 8 years ago.

I always loved that fairytale as a child. My mother has a book from the 50’s with that story in it and I love the illustrations in it. Very pretty representation of it. Though I always thought of it more as spilling from her lips not so much her mouth.But enjoy none the less.

Paige replied over 8 years ago.

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