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The Snow Queen by Achen089 The Snow Queen by Achen089
My take on the titular character of Hans Christian Andersen's fairytale. I've mostly seen her depicted wearing coats and fur - which apart from being the look in many of my favourite illustrations with her, is also very accurate with the story, i know - but i wanted to do something different. What if she wore the clothes only to appear human enough to lure her victims? She wouldn't really need them in her frosty palace, would she? She is not human after all and she definitely doesn't feel any cold so in my version she doesn't wear much. She's only covered with ice and snow, which her skirt also turns into. Her hair dissolves into snowflakes and cold air and so does her shawl.
This turned out a little different than i had in mind but i still hope you like it. :)

Pencil, watercolours, white and silver acrylic on an A3 watercolour paper

Available as a bookmark in my Etsy shop [link] !
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night-ciris Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
I love to both paint in watercolor and see what others have done with the medium. You have a great touch with them!
litoramultumille Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
the snow queen has been my favorite fairy tales for years, and i adore how you brought the title character to life!  very much how i had imagined her to be.
Rhi-Raven97 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you have some truly amazing control of watercolors I can never get people's features to turn out so elegant as you can!
Lavendereyes16 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Very beautiful. I really adored the 'classic' style in which you drew her. It's like I'm looking at a page in a storybook.
Historybuff262 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
wow. :highfive:
Zyoura Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love, love love this illustration! This is exactly how I see the Snow Queen as well. Looks human-like, but not human at all. No need for a big fur coat for warmth and icy, white complexion which indicates that she's not warm-blooded, or actually has no blood at all!

Beautiful job. :)
EmillySilva Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
WiccaChickie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
i love the fairytale about the snow queen
your drawing is amazing
beachlovingirl Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I love that fairytale and think you did a wonderful job painting her.
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
It makes me very happy to hear that, thank you. :)
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