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the Stepmother- Aschenputtel by fireburner543 the Stepmother- Aschenputtel by fireburner543
‘Eventually Aschenputtel asked her stepmother’s permission to go to the festival, expecting the worst, as the heart of her stepmother was only slightly warmer then her father’s. The stepmother at first refused as she did not wish to bring her stepdaughter, as Aschenputtel would make her own daughters look vile and average in comparison. Only on the morning of the festival, did she say ‘You go Aschenputtel? Why, you’re covered in soot and dirt. You also have no pretty clothes or shoes left. You would only embarrass me!” Yet Aschenputtel was very persistent, as any one would be. Eventually Aschenputtel’s stepmother grew tired of hearing her talk and said ‘I have emptied one hundred and one lentils into the ashes for you. If you pick all of them up in two hours I might let you go to the festival with us’ And picking up a tattered dress, she continued, ‘and fix me this cast off dress into a gown fit to be worn by the queen herself.’’

Materials: felt tipped pens, Water colours and acrylic paint.

This work was inspired my alphone muchas Iris[link]. Here I illustread the stepmother saying ‘I have emptied one hundred and one lentils into the ashes for you. If you pick all of them up in two hours I might let you go to the festival with us’. to me a bow of lentils is just any old number so i decdie to make it a precise number thus to show the spite the stepmother had towards Aschenputtel.
While drawing here I began to draw her with grey hair… but the more I thought about it the more unrealistic is sounded. Because Aschenputtel would have been 12-16 years old. The stepmother would have probably (at latest) had one stepdaughter at 18… so the stepmother would have been in there 30s….. so I gave her brown hair in a hair net ^_^
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Spankcindy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Very beautifully done!
Your logic in determining the
characters age is impeccable.
Few artists use your line of reasoning
for aging the ash-girl characters, so we
end up looking at stepsisters that are
hideous crones, stepmothers like Lady
Tremaine, and ash-girls in their 20's
(really, how long are the elder sisters going to wait for marriage?). Good work!
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fireburner543 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you accually i kinda began to think about it after i saw 'Brave' hahaha and i kinda thought that the stepmother was saving her eldest daughter for a man of noble position lol
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amirini-aishi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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fireburner543 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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Squmble-Kat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I like this picture! :)
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fireburner543 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha thanks :) the outfit was based off what one of the lecturors wore to the renaissance lecture lol hahaha
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work! I love the colours and specially the design on the dress. :D
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fireburner543 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you :) yeah the dress was designed off a costum one of mt lecturers wore when giving a talk on renassaince art lol
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SvalaW Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
Really interesting inspiration. ^^
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fireburner543 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
hahaha i know lol hahahah it was quite a suprise lol
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