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Tiny Traveler by PinkParasol Tiny Traveler by PinkParasol

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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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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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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luciferasa Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really beautiful and a great idea ^^
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chiisai-chan Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
A marvelous job on this. Beautiful.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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luckynr1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Amazing!
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imhilien Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Lovely! :)
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