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In Between Hansel and Gretel by giadrosich In Between Hansel and Gretel by giadrosich
Original: 10x12
Medium: Brush and Ink
Copyright Notice: Illustration 2013 by Bob Giadrosich/Red Dragonfly Illustration. All Rights Reserved.

    I've always been an avid reader of Faerie tales, especially of Celtic, German and Scandinavian origins, and somehow feel that the current versions have been homogenized and sanitized so as to make them palatable to modern sensibilities. That being said, I find it hard to believe that the protagonist in the tale "Hansel and Gretel" could be fooled so easily by two wayward children, especially on her home turf. She is an ancient one, full of cunning and guile. Her dwelling is a magical place, and all who enter succumb to a powerful enchantment.
    So, with that in mind, here is how she might appear, taking a rest in the garden with her familiar after a delectable lunch, and perhaps thinking of an appropriate recipe for the evening's meal...

Here's the Work-In-Progress: [link]
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Voblin Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a perfect work and so high detailed. Each time I find more and more amazing det.ails
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giadrosich Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, the details can get a little intense, sometimes, lol. Thanks so much for the fave on this one, Vladimir! :D
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:iconcondyroin:
Maahhh!! This is crazy! I love it.  <572
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giadrosich Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Eldr-Fire Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, love it! Your style is really well-suited to fairy tales like this. I love all of the detailed lines in the wood and the pumpkin. There's something so solid about your artwork!
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giadrosich Jul 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave on this one, EF! I do enjoy a re-interpretation of old tales and legends from time to time, and seeing where the image can go. Interestingly, so many different styles fit these stories. I'm glad you think mine does, also! :D
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DocRedfield Jun 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool... very Old-World. I dig
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giadrosich Jun 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Doc! You hit it on the head. I was trying for that look. This piece was greatly inspired by the work of Ed Binkley. If you haven't seen his go, visit his website here: [link]. Prepare to be amazed...
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ulltraz Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
marvelous!!!
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giadrosich Jun 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the kind word and the fave, Carlos! :D
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