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Rose Red Snow White by AbigailLarson Rose Red Snow White by AbigailLarson
A lesser known, often misinterpreted fairytale. I love stories about sisters who run around having adventures, and this is no exception.

Inspired (with permission!) by this amazing "Sisters" photoshoot: www.deviantart.com/art/Sisters…

Ink and watercolor
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Rosethefox1 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Artist
I've always heard of the story as just Rose Red so when i went to read it the Snow White was confusing, is she the Snow White or a different one? This has to be my favorite picture of them, has that very Brother Grimm like feeling, its perfect.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
It is a little confusing, because they're two different characters - there's "Snow White" (like the Disney movie, she has black hair, red lips, and white skin, hence "Snow White") and then "Snow White and Rose Red" are two little sisters, one with snow white hair, the other with red. But over the years the three characters have all morphed into different things :)
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Iubita Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My absolute favourite fairy tale. I adored Rose Red growing up. And still do. Something about her vivacious nature appeals to me. She wasn't crass or course, but in a genre filled with quiet, passive, or otherwise bratty girls, she was just the right mix of lively, precocious, and kind. 
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mrknifey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
well i'll be damned. someone else knows it;)
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savannarodriguez Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this fairytale, very underrated!
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Roxi95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
I love that story!!! you made it so perfect!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh PERFECT.
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spunkycatgirl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the story of Rose Red and Snow White.
And I love this artwork of yours.
You art is always so beautiful and it's just amazing.
Very nice work~
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Chepseh Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
It's pretty well-known in Germany, though I have to admit even here it never made it quiiiite into the "top league" where Cinderella, Red Riding Hood and Co. reside (imho).
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geeenny Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
Oooh, I love this story and I rarely see artwork of it, so this made me quite happy. :hug: :heart:
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Brejchova Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
I love to see art about this story :aww:
I loved how you specially drew Rosered
nice work :aww:
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DippyWerewolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   General Artist
I love this story too and I'm surprised how few people have heard of it.  I like sister adventure stories too. :)

Beautiful work!
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VoodooRew Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Yay Rose Red! She is so awesome for so rarely being mentioned. This is lovely! <3
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kajiq Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
my favorites <3
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ArticGladiolus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this fairytale, it's pretty good. And  your drawing is a beautiful representation of it :heart:
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maren-B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
these looks sooo cute ^_^
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izclark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
i hadnt ever heard sw/rr before! i have now. how sweet. this really suits them, snow looking all shy and rose looking all cheeky :L
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Akai-Tenshi Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
I had a picture book of Rose Red and Snow White when I was little and loved it. :)
I'm glad to see your version of the sisters.
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YouAskMeFirst2 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oMG i LOVE this story! hardly anyone ive talked to knows of this story!
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I was also wondering why aren't there more people who know of this story. Don't you know your tales people? I actually like this story much better than the well-known snow white.
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Felina-Luciana Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful (:
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littlemissanthrope Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Beautiful :) I always feel Rose Red gets overlooked when it comes to fairytales
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Jebbu-chan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
This is one of my favorite fairy-tale storys. 
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infinitystardust Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i LOVE youre art girl !!!!!!!!!!!! awww 
you are miraculous 
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Pereyga Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw cute :) And I always liked rose red and snow white, just their names alone are so lovely
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student General Artist
May I have a technical question ? Do you ink your drawings before painting them with watercolors ? I don't have ink, but maybe I could use it if with some inks it's possible to paint with watercolors without having the dark lines running like it is with Fabercastell felt-tip pens. (Dunno if I'm clear enough ? -)

Thanks. And amazing work like always :)
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mintybreeze Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I assume she uses ink from her lines. If you like using markers (which is much easier than ink) I recommend Pigma Sakura Micron markers which are waterproof and you can outline your work and paint over without smearing. The marker tips are a little harder compared to copic multiliners but they are cheaper and last longer from what I have used.:)
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Lap12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Okey, thanks for your advice! I have one Pigma Micron yes :) But I'd like to try to ink sometimes.
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PoisonParasyt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one always reminds me of the Polar Bear King (that one had many elements of other fairy tales, thats why i love it)
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momerath74 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely! 
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Squid-Lee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Just recently read this one! Very nice designs !
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TosoTamashi Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just read the story and boy, have you portrayed beautifully 0_0  
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
One of my favorite fairytales ever!  In so many tales their is a fierce rivalry.  I liked this story where the two sisters loved each other and cooperated together to break the spell. :heart:
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Persephones-Child Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
HAH! I TOLD my mom I wasn't the only person in the world who loves this story! 
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SpiritOwl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah~ You drew them both so pretty >W< I love this fairytale so much~! Beautiful work : D~!
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D3M0NHUNT3R117 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
:wow: gj!
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Fallenflame13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I love this story~ And this is a wonder piece. :)
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Great work :thumbsup:
...and it brings me a little nostalgia :aww:
In italian it was translated as "White Rose and Red Rose" :giggle:
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ShujiE Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There're not very many fairy tales with twins as the main characters, so this became one of my (and my twin sister's) favourites immediately. I absolutely love your portrayal of them. :heart:
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Ariemea Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Oh, from the story with the bear?
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Spellsword95 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I loved this tale as a kid. Definitely one of my most favourite fairytales. Maybe I still have that beautifully illustrated book somewhere.

Fantastic artwork ;)
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sumeragisama Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I love this fairytale! Always want to draw them when remember about it, but always quickly forget about it.))
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Kuronaki Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I liked this one very much as a child! Except for the dwarf... Do you know Rumpelstilzchen? Or
Rumpelstiltskin? Whatever it is in English... The dwarf is certainly the same!
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avalonseer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who read this.  No one seems to remember it but it was one of my favorite stories in my fairy tale collection when I was a kid.
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atram95 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Gorgeous!!
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OguzhanSelcuk Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I'd never heard of this one, but I'll be sure to check it out once I have the time. Amazing work on your part.
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DarthCyb3r Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, one of my favorite fairytale characters. It's such a shame how Rose Red became so underrated. Heck, I didn't know about her untill I was about 13.

Very beautiful looking. Well done.
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, many people never hear this story, unfortunately, because of the confusion with "Snow White" but glad you like it!
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BenjiLion09 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

that is pretty cool :)

 

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I'm not weird, I'm an artist :stinkeye:

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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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