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
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