Posts in Fairy Tale Art
Oh those old french fairy tales

Copyright This is a beautiful story. An old French Fairy Tale, 1920's. It inspired me to learn more about this era for women illustrators. Gutenberg printing was an exciting time for women illustrators. I hope it returns with a vengeance.

This illustration was created on Yupo paper/watercolor and pastel. I'm still learning about this medium. You'll likely see a few more. Next week is back to my roots - large finger paintings, abstract oil on canvas. Can't wait. Another class with Carla. YAY.

Russian Bear with Attitude

Copyright. 2014. Niya Christine I'm enjoying Carla Sonheim's "Year of the Fairy Tale" study. This is the Russian bear from "The Frog Princess." We are doing 3 spot illustrations this month. I think I broke the assignment with this full page scene. I'm learning how to add pastel to mixed media-collage and watercolor.

This is the scene when the Prince is seeking the needle in the egg that will bring his frog Princess back and meets the bear. The bear talks him out of killing him (in a "lighten up dude" sort of way) because the Prince will need the bear later. And he certainly does. I personally like his Harley Davidson heart with wings.

UPDATE: I am now selling original 2014 paintings as I paint them in the shop, here. The 2013 calendar of all paintings is available now as well!


This is a little animation (hack) for dreamtime, just in case you catch it tonight before bed. I created the ginger haired girl in the cloud nightgown today. It was inspired by Carla Sonheim's first video tutorial "Paper Dolls" to warm us up for the "Year of the Fairy Tale" study that begins on January 20. [video width="575" height="400" poster="" mp4=""][/video]