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...But when she began the seventh she found she had no more flax. She knew that the nettles she wanted to use grew in the churchyard, and that she must pluck them herself. How should she get out there? “Oh, what is the pain in my fingers to the torment which my heart endures?” said she. “I must venture, I shall not be denied help from heaven.” Then with a trembling heart, as if she were about to perform a wicked deed, she crept into the garden in the broad moonlight, and passed through the narrow walks and the deserted streets, till she reached the churchyard....

The Wild Swans.
H.C. Andersen



watercolor + ink
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:iconmrzae:
mrzae Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Замечательные работы, великолепное исполнение, желаю творческих успехов!
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liga-marta Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional
Большое спасибо. :)
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fantastel Featured By Owner May 7, 2013   General Artist
And then the prince saw her, thought she was a witch, and almost fucked everything up.
Despite this, he still asked for her hand.

The logic during that time, i tell you.
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net-and-tinsel-gown Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Hear, hear. >.<
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mashkina Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's my favorite fairy tale *_*
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barbie1331 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Love this....
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blightedangel Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful colour scheme. The shades of her hair, with almost no blue in it at all, help her face to be a subtle focal point. And I love all the gentle textures to the trees in the background. Thank you for sharing!
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MySeaGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
I love this! <3
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ilfie Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely wonderful! I always loved Elise/Eliza/the heroine's bravery and determination :)
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annipannipytti Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Oh! I love that tale! Beautifully done, as always. :)
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ChrystasRose Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I saw another of your drawings and it reminded me of this story and lo and behold you have a drawing of it!
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weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I love your artwork, there's just something so wonderfully, beautifully simple about it
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wildwolfmoon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, these are wonderful! This was one of my absolute favourite stories as a child; it still is. <3
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student
This is one of my favorite fairy tales. You illustrate it so well. I love the somber dark colors you use to create the mood. She looks beautiful yet haggard at the same time. lovely!
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Verbeley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
breathtaking!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
So beautiful! I love your style and work so much and i have to say your fairytale illustrations are among my top favourites. It would be so precious if you ever published a fairytale collection, i would definitely buy it. :heart:
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liga-marta Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Professional
Thank you, Athina! :heart: I`m really glad you like my paintings. :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're most welcome Liga, it's a pleasure everytime i see one of your artworks. :)
Oh, I know i asked you before about your process when painting but may i ask about one more thing - do you use a marker/fine liner for the inking of the lineart or do you apply the ink with a brush?
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liga-marta Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional
i use fine liner, dip pen with nib and even a brush for some areas. :)
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Achen089 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, wow, that must take quite a skill because the lineart looks so smooth, like it's all done with one stroke. Well done!
Thanks for the information too. :)
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SnittyCakez Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THis is almost TOO appealing to the eye ^^ great job.
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VikingMongolGirl Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
Beautiful and haunting look on Elsie's face.
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SheenaUrbi Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
You know alot of intresting stories. I like this one, at least if it goes the way I remember. It's been a while since I saw it.
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
beautiful work
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlove--plz:
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Arah019 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
oh she is lovely! :)
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Inklingirl16 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
STUNNING, as always.
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KillerYumi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful ^^
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oboe-wan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, beautiful! How exciting to see another Wild Swans illustration. I love the lighting in this one, how you can see the touches of moonlight, and how the overall blue/grey/green palette works with the lighting scheme. The details of her dress are great, especially the key (to the churchyard?) on her belt, and the clasp of her cloak. I like the way she has the nettles gathered up in her cloak - makes perfect sense, you would carry a bundle of nettles like that!
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Moumou38 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your night scenes are always very light but it really feels like night though ... that's very interesting, I wonder how you do that.
My mother used to read me a lot of H.C. Andersen's stories when I was a kid, I would have loved to see a book illustrated with your paintings (of Grimm brothers too) because as I often say, your style fits very well with fairy tales and the whole kind of universe. Very well done.
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Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So foolish of me not to remember a "rating"! :facepalm:
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Ithildin-dA Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, very natural depiction, and one of my favorite tales intertwined with childhood memory. Thank you for bringing these lovely stories back to me through your artwork. :rose:
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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vya Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Beautiful! :heart:
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Laura-Elizabete Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
ideāli! :D :heart:
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Riri-CruX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing XD
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WhisperToYouu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love your art! :love:
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AEWilson Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
I absolutely adore this piece. I think because it has a tint of art nouveau in it. I think the colors are magnificent with such earthy tones. It's just a lovely piece.
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
Very Beautiful Drawing ...
Very interesting character intensity


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liga-marta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional
Thank you. :)
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FaerieCarousel Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
My favorite fairy tale! Beautiful. I love how you painted the trees in the background, and the curlicues on the moon.
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kartiksharma Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!!!!! :D
Love it♥
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know the story but the illustration and quotation make me interested. :)
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Ryan-Rhodes Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Has a lot of Ivan Bilibin feel to it. I love it!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
I love this fairytale! One of my favorite heroines. I see that you included the key! :)
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
One of my favorite stories ever! I remember I was crying when I was a child when I first read it and I was so scared and so outraged of the unjustice they made her!
Beautiful illustration, I love her face!
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CacaioTavares Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
all very beautiful, I liked it too much. With this great technique, could only result in a beautiful work!
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Zooey182 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art! I really like this moment of this tale!
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FairyStoryteller Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Simple, but so nice to see. I love this style.
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Annathelle26 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this story. Beautiful illustration:)
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