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ACEO The Princess and the Frog by Achen089 ACEO The Princess and the Frog by Achen089
My take on The Frog Prince fairytale, in a renaissance twist. :D
No iconic kissing scene though as i based it on one of the original versions in which the princess is not only a spoiled brat but also a little aggressive and throws the frog against the wall at some point. This (or the shock most probably) causes his transformation to a conveniently handsome young prince and the princess has a change of heart and marries him then and there. Now why would he want to marry her is a mystery but you know, there are far more weird unions and endings in some of those fairytales. :O

Pencil, watercolours, white and gold acrylic, 6.4 x 8.9 cm (2.5 x 3.5 inches).

You can see the rest of this fairytale collection here -> achen089.deviantart.com/galler…
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Bethany26 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
Very beautifully done!
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RedPhoenixLilly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
According to Maria Tartar in her collection of "Annotated Grimm's Fairytales", the frog represents male genitalia and the princess's actions toward the frog symbolizes a young maiden's disgust and horror upon seeing said genitalia. 
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Ninjinnji Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I really like the version by Robin Mckinley in the Door in the Hedge. I was sitting there like *.* sparkles......
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lilmissann Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so similar to the actress, Annabelle Wallis.
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Ralouise Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
gorgeous golds
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like your ability and style of drawing women
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suzipru09 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I really like how you caught they slightly disgusted look on her face.
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snayku Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
=D I love the disgust in her eyes!
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ShieraSeastar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
This is beautiful.

And she since did indeed have a change of heart, let's not be cynical and just appreciate the romance and magic of the story :).
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Lydia-Burns Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Digital Artist
I hope you don't mind but I included your Princess and the Frog illustration in a reading of the Grimm Brothers tale found here: [link]

I included your deviantart name in the credits and a link to your deviation.
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