My third and final fairytale artwork created for the Winsor and Newton ProMarker range campaign was my take on Rapunzel 💇♀️ I loved colouring this piece (her hair was so much fun!) and learned a lot about the origins and symbolism of this fairytale.
The first artwork I designed for the Winsor and Newton ProMarker range campaign was my take on The Little Mermaid 🧜♀️ This artwork changed drastically from the initial sketch to the final design: from my mermaid’s ethnicity (she was initially African in my first sketch, which later changed to Korean), her tail and outfit design, to removing the background altogether. This first piece helped shape the remainder of my fairytale series ❤️
I spent a lot of time researching Korean mythology for my Little Mermaid reimagining, of which dragons stood out 🐉 Dragons in Korea are primarily benevolent beings related to water. They are believed to bring rain and clouds, with many Korean dragons residing in rivers, lakes, or oceans. 🌊 Knowing this, I incorporated a dragon-inspired tail to her design that offset well with her coral top. I redrew her tail multiple times to make it flow and balance the artwork naturally.
The second artwork I created for the Winsor and Newton ProMarker range campaign was a take on my favourite princess, Snow White 🍎 After delving into the different variations of the Snow White fairytale, I was instantly captivated by the Greek rendition, where the sun represents the magic mirror, Snow White’s first poisoning is not with enchanted laces or combs, but rather a ring, and instead of an apple, she succumbs to poisoned grapes. My Snow White design and the artwork’s lighting subtly reference this version whilst endeavouring to remain faithful to the more well-known poisoned apple interpretation.