Jun 28, 2007

Princess Badoura

Another heroine from The 1001 Arabian Nights.. Badoura is brought briefly together with Prince Camaralzman by two Djinn who want to compare the fairest mortals in the world. The Princess and Prince immediately fall in love, but are transported back to their homes, China and Persia, by the Djinn The rest of the story tells of their search to find each other again. In her adventures, Badoura, disguised as a youth, becomes the king of an island. This is how I chose to depict her.

Jun 25, 2007

Beauty - sans the Beast

Third in the series. I always picture this story set during the Cavalier period. It's one of my favorites for costumes and sets.


She is the heroine of the 1001 Arabian Nights. In order to prolong her life, she distracts the Sultan with a one story per night . The result is the collection of stories which include Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves, Aladdin, and Sinbad the Sailor.

Snow White

Second in the series. Good for December.

Elise - The Wild Swans

I am currently working on a series depicting heroines of fairy tales. There is a suggestion that perhaps they could be made into a calendar or something. This is the first one I finished. She is from the Hans Christian Andersen story The Wild Swans. I think it would make a good illustration for October.