Year of the Fairy Tale – It’s GRIMM

Our new fairy tale is The Twelve Brothers by The Brothers Grimm.  The Brothers GRIMM live up to their name.  I DO NOT LIKE this fairy tale – BAAAAD king wanting to kill his own kind,  evil x 12.  We are supposed to read it 3 times.  (Thank goodness 3 and not 12!).

I know, I know . . .  all fairy tales have curses and evil and such but for some reason this one unsettled me even though it has the proverbial happy ending. Maybe there are tooooooo many brothers . . . Maybe it is tooooooo parallel to the murdering of “own kind”  all over the world . . .Maybe I’m getting verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry sensitive in my “old age” . . . just maybe . . .

Even the drawing part is overwhelming to me since there are 12 prince brothers to draw.

(This “posing prince” is Carla Sonheim’s son Wes!)

Fast 2 minute sketches

 6 of 24 two-minutes STANDING sketches

Our first drawing assignment is 24 quick sketches of PRINCELY POSES, courtesy of Wes. 

4 more out of 24 (two minute sketches)

4 more out of 24 two-minute SITTING sketches

5 comments on “Year of the Fairy Tale – It’s GRIMM

  1. I like the sketches. the weird thing, when I first got to the page…I know it’s my vision thing, the whole Meniere’s thing playing with me, but your little prince actually moved. I had to take a double take, I thought it was a video and he was moving. But no, it was a still shot, it was most unsettling.
    not as unsettling as the fairytale I’m sure.

    however, I like the grim tales. bwahahahaha

    (I do so appreciate you coming by blog so often, I’m sorry I haven’t been able to come here as much as I’d like. You know why, I know, but it doesn’t make me happy about it. please know I would be here more often if I could, it would be much more fun!)


    • Wendy,
      You weren’t seeing things. The prince must have just gotten back from taking a break and was settling in for the night. He gets very frustrated with the internet and all the time zones around the world because he doesn’t like to be caught napping . . . or missing.


    • Rick,
      Now that’s a great question – Goggle here I come.
      “A fairy tale (pronounced /ˈfeəriˌteɪl/) is a type of short story that typically features European folkloric fantasy characters, such as dwarves, elves, fairies, giants, gnomes, goblins, mermaids, trolls, or witches, and usually magic or enchantments. Fairy tales may be distinguished from other folk narratives such as legends (which generally involve belief in the veracity of the events described)[1] and explicitly moral tales, including beast fables.” wikipedia


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