Saturday, May 7, 2011

This is a preliminary pencil sketch of an illustration I will start painting soon.  It's supposed to illustrate a scene in a fairy tale.  The fairy tale is called Diamonds and Toads.  It's one of the lesser known tales.  In the story a beautiful girl is kind to an old woman so the woman gives her a gift: every time she speaks from that day forward out of her mouth will come either jewels or flowers.  I've tried to portray that moment right after receiving the gift from the old hag.


  1. This is excellent Anita! I love your attention to detail. Your work is truly inspiring!