‘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 ^_^