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Tiny Traveler

18x24

Oil on Belgian Linen

April 2014

The little fishes who swam in the water beneath her had seen the toad and heard what she had said. So up popped their heads to have a look at the little girl. No sooner had they seen her than they felt very sorry that anyone so pretty should have to go down to live with that hideous toad. No, that should never be! They gathered around the green stem which held the leaf where she was, and gnawed it in two with their teeth. Away went the leaf down the stream, and away went Thumbelina, far away where the toad could not catch her.

Thumbelina sailed past many a place, and when the little birds in the bushes saw her they sang, "What a darling little girl." The leaf drifted further and further away with her, and so it was that Thumbelina became a traveler.

A lovely white butterfly kept fluttering around her, and at last alighted on the leaf, because he admired Thumbelina. She was a happy little girl again, now that the toad could not catch her. It was all very lovely as she floated along, and where the sun struck the water it looked like shining gold.

-Hans Christian Andersen (1835)


Close ups: www.gallerygerard.com/thumbeli…

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Given 2014-05-08
With brilliant colours and attention to the details, a well done illustration from the famous fairy tale.

Tiny Traveler by PinkParasol ( Suggested by iingo and Featured by STelari )
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Comicalfreakazoid Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015   General Artist
This is beautiful! I am so amazed by the stunning detail!
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:iconhoot-chan:
Hoot-Chan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
*Aw-some* !!! ♥♥♥
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eportscreations Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful art work!
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liliCartMan Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist
ah Thumbelina  :) yes it's a very nice fairy tale, and the colors and the shading are wonderful, they remind me the style of 2nd half 19th century; not to mention the good perspective with the butterfly   :)  I should learn from your pictures to draw!
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twilightedgeart Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Professional
Lovely work!
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:icontoledoarauxo:
toledoarauxo Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and well work!
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Mis-misunderstood Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a great painting! and a beautiful sroty of course..
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JulyBabe196 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
I love the attention to detail you show on your drawings. The little girl looks very cute. It is always a pleasure seeing your new work. Great job.
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:iconluciferasa:
luciferasa Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's really beautiful and a great idea ^^
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:iconchiisai-chan:
chiisai-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
A marvelous job on this. Beautiful.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely! :)
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:iconbringcastle:
bringcastle Featured By Owner May 16, 2014
BEUTEFULL, HOW YOU MADE- AMAZING.
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:iconfayrinn:
fayrinn Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconautumnalchemy:
AutumnAlchemy Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful as always
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ThanQThanQ Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Oh my... breathtaking!
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rougekohl Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Thumbelinaaaa!!! <3 <3 <3
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:icongee-gee93:
Gee-Gee93 Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
this is amazing!
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3laughingladies Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my gosh, you are a simply amazing artist! I love this and allll of your work! faved you!
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AspiredWriter Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
beautifully made. one thing is off though. i think the proportion between the different elements could do with a fix. the fish are the same size as the flowers and smaller than the bug and the tree seems to be too small if measured against them. the water, too has qualities of normal size and not miniature which would make the girl normal sized in comparison. this is just my opinion, no malice meant. hope this helps.
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ArtisticAdventures Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous!!!
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:iconorangedk:
orangedk Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Filmographer
This is so beautiful.!!! I very very love it >_<
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Sharkysaur Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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silverelfshadows Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How amazing that I recognized Thumbelina before I read the description.

Well done.
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ladylarkrune Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely art!  Thanks for sharing it!
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Where will you head next, little one? (:
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GreenScissors Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
That's beyond amazing! :la:
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Nanushii Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
i immediately recognized it as a Hans christian anderson story
you paint so so beautifully!!! Heart 
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:iconhallosse:
hallosse Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I knew it! I knew it was Thumbilina. I must say, I like your illustration better than the ones in my story book.
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MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how beautiful, you absolutly deserve the DD <3 so much beautiful stuff :-**
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themuseslibrary Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I knew the art in this DD thumbnail looked familiar.  Congrats, Annie!  I hadn't actually seen this one from your Thumbelina set yet.  It's gorgeous!  Your colors are always so warm and inviting.:)
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Samy-Consu Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
really amazing!!!
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sweet-sister2 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
BEAUIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!Here I Stand 
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Sophia-Christina Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
Congratulations on the DD ...I would add it to my favorites if it hadn't already been there the day you submitted it! ;)
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Sceolang Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great atmosphere. Love it
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:iconthepolishgirl:
thepolishgirl Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect ^__^
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derJOgelle Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   General Artist
If you think about it, Thubelina has a lot in common with Arrietty, the lil "Borger".
Seen the Ghibli adaptation?? If not, I'd highly recommend it!!!

P.S.: Beautiful piece, Annie! Instant +fav & Added to my devWatch!!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVE!!:heart:
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Paudraic Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Classic illustration style, artfully done.
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:iconnotmor:
notmor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
kinda brings back happy childhood dreams Love 
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poeticbby Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Another purely amazing picture Love Love 
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The way you paint water is really spectacular.
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AlexndraMirica Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Wooow!
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ricky4 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Excellent scene! :trophy:
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mangakaJUA Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist
so lovely
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:iconriopopo:
Riopopo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014   Traditional Artist
Fantastic and beautiful!!!
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hello-heydi Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so dreamy, what a pity there is not so much valuable art as yours out there 
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