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Snow White Rose Red by Achen089 Snow White Rose Red by Achen089
Bookmark commission,requested by a client as a gift for her twin nieces whose favourite fairytale when they were children was Snow White and Rose Red.
I was given full artistic freedom so i gave Snow White white blond hair so as she wouldn't be confused with the other Snow White. :)

Pencil,watercolours 19x8(cm)

Edit Because i saw that my portrayal of Snow White as a blonde has caused some confusion,here is some further explaining.Please read (and check the links if you want more details ) before you comment.

I personally wasn't familiar with this particular fairytale until recently.I was provided with a couple links by the commissioner and worked with those,according to which this Snow White ( Schneewei▀chen in German,from the fairytale Snow White and Rose Red [link] ) is an entirely different character from the more famous,black haired Snow White (Schneewittchen in German,from the fairytale Snow White (and the Seven Dwarfs) ).
So,different fairytales,different settings,different plots,different girls. ;)
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:icondark-anmut:
Dark-Anmut Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
The art style reminds me of that famous artist...Mucha! (It took me forever to find his name, again...)...
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outlawgirl265 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I love the tale of Snow White and Rosy Red. It was one of my favorites as a child, and indeed, still is as an adult.
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:iconstraykit:
straykit Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
I actually love that you gave this Snow White blonde hair instead of black, it shows that they're different people from different stories
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i'm glad you liked that! :)
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:iconmakosharkman:
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
I have herd of Snow White but who is Rose Red and what is her story?
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DaBair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They both look very pretty!

Snow White looks pretty as a blonde. I usually picture her with lighter hair, unlike the more famous one with black hair. (Although I've seen depictions of Snow White with brown hair - an old anime adaptation that I've watched is one example.)
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:icondabair:
DaBair Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The different spellings are actually meant to imply a class difference, given that they both mean "snow white", but in different dialects. Snow White in Snow White and Rose Red is a commoner, while Snow White in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is a princess.
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:iconart-fashion-history:
Art-Fashion-History Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
Very beautiful!!!!
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:iconkamwuzhere:
KAMwuzhere Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL! amazing work!
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:iconjkhmangafreak:
jkhmangafreak Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Writer
I remember stumbling across this fairytale on day when I was a lot younger, and I've never seen it since that day.
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:iconladyepic247:
ladyepic247 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
They are both vey beautiful!
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:iconlupa12:
Lupa12 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
*grabby hands*
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:iconrowena-silver:
Rowena-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
This was my favourite fairy tale also, and you so rarely see it.
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:iconharmonythroughanime:
HarmonyThroughAnime Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I love the grimms book of fairytales
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Gorgeous portraits from one of my favorite fairytales! :iconwhiteroseplz: :rose:
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lunascarlet0267 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
never heard of snow white and rose red but after seeing this amazing pic i defendly with be putting that story on my need to read list!
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:icondeatheater13:
DeathEater13 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore how you've reversed the colours of the roses on each side. It really captures the bond between them. :)
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:iconyami2703:
yami2703 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
this fairytale is one of my favorite, i have read it several times
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FashionKitten1412 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I (unfourtanatly) am not familliar with Rose Red..who exactly is she? and it looks great^^
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doubleFacedHijinx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh this is exactly as I imagined it XD
I read a whole book of grimm fairytales and this was one of my favorites! this is beautiful and thank you for changing some things to make sure it wasn't confused with the disney version :D
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Princess-Moony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
I usedthe chacter designs in this story.... Just thought you might want to read it. I also put a link linking back to this picture~
[link]
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Princess-Moony Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Writer
Now that I think of it, I should have asked first. I'm sorry about that. I couldn't stop the two characters from looking like anything else... I kinda' lose control when I write :facepalm:
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MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This fairytale was one of my favorite and most loved when I was a child. I┤m glad to see this pretty illustration!
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Trekai Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so pretty! I love pictures like this (they make me think of face cards a bit). And I have actually read the story that this is from! I like how you gave her blonde instead of black hair.
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CandyCoatedLSD Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
BEAUTIFUL drawing! So lovely and unique. <3
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GreenInkling Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
May I use this illustration, with full credit, on a blog post here ([link])?

It makes me very happy that you are a fan of Tolkien and Lewis as well.

As I look around at your gallery, I see a lot of material that I would love to spotlight in an artist spotlight on the same blog. Would you be comfortable with that?

Please let me know! And do stop by.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
Yes, of course! That's a lovely blog you have there, i quite enjoyed going through it. I liked your picture of Varda too.
Could i have a link once you do it? Thank you and for your nice words on my work too. :)
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GreenInkling Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Bravo on making Snow White a blonde.

May I use this illustration with credit to you on this blog ([link])?

It makes me very happy that you're a Tolkien and Lewis fan as well. As I look around at your illustrations, I see tons of material and wonder if you would be comfortable with me making an artist spotlight for on on the blog later on as well.

Please let me know, and do stop by.

GreenInkling@gmail.com
Christie
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:iconchialupa:
Chialupa Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love this! I have this fairy tale in my book collection. Its one of my favorites!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
May i ask the name and/or edition of the book? I collect illustrated fairytales and Snow White and Rose Red are quite hard to find.
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:iconchialupa:
Chialupa Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Snow White and Rose Red, Illustrated by Sheilah Beckett. A Random House PICTUREBACK« Copyright 1978. It's paperback.

And on a side personal note. I just found some dried petals in one of the pages from an red opium poppy I once had. They've turned a deep purplish mauve.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh my, and a version illustrated by Sheilah Beckett at that! You're so lucky to own such a gem. Thanks for the information. :)
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:iconchialupa:
Chialupa Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No problem! Its been my favorite since I was a little girl. I stole it from my mother's book collection and I'm never giving it back!
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La-Dama-del-Lago Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Marvellous! I love the harmony of the lines that "catch" each other in the middle of the two pictures! I really like the way you draw!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm very glad to hear you do, thanks for all your nice comments!
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La-Dama-del-Lago Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
always welcome :)
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Losille-Rinie Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful *_*
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:iconamurana:
amurana Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
This was always one of my very favorites, too!
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:iconmercilessink:
MercilessInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is beautiful, you actually gave me an inspiration to how I'm doing my next mini art cards :D Wonderful work!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconmercilessink:
MercilessInk Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
You're welcome :)
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MariaIla Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Wonderfull!
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DimitriKJr Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student General Artist
OHMYGOD i love it!
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TheOneBlueGecko Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. Snow White and Rose Red was always my favorite fairy tale. In the Golden Books version (Illustrated by Tenggren) Snow White had the blond hair as well.
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LunatheCat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has always been one of my favorite fairy tales. In the comic series "Fables," the author overlaps the two Snow Whites, but I think it's OK in the framework that in his world, ALL the fairy tale worlds intersect.

It would be kind of funny to see the two Snow Whites meet one another, though.
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:iconaihin13:
Aihin13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
These are gorgeous :) I've always loved that fairy tale
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Shadow-Ninja-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
I loved that story too :D
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YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You have a lovely light touch - very subtle!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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1melza1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice love it
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