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Grimm Red Riding Hood by rose-colligan Grimm Red Riding Hood by rose-colligan
part of my major project

watercolour, ink, pencil

a contempory critique on the Grimm tale.

During the Victorian period, Perraults tale was deemed to improper and too frightening for the mild bourgoise <---sp? child, so it was re-written with a focus on obedience. Law-abing/school/straight path vs bohemian underground/gypsy/outlaw. You will see the composition is split into 2 sides. 1st appearance of the woodcutter symbolising authority, straight, lined up trees vs the curvy path of the bohemians. the 'gypsy' wolf trys to tempt Red to the 'dark-side'

other social symbolism: building in the background= french barracks/napoleons invasion of Germany. Germany is all about protecting national security at this point and the tale reflects this. oh and Red is like a symbol of the nation being 'corrupted' by france/gypsies etc (she carries the prussian flag over her basket)
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AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Inspires a story it does
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
^^
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AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well it is a very good drawing
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Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a nice looking wolf.
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
<3
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Wow, great work with the symbolism, I love it! And very beautiful painting :)
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
thankyou :)
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SelenaLena Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Love that wolf! I'd follow him and his gypsy dark-side.
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:) thanks, so would I:P
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MissPendergast Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Splendide!!!!!
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:)
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CatxiaFox Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On of the my favorites classic tales Good Job...Rose Colligan
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thankyou :)
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mariokidd319 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconlikeasirplz:
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:) hehe
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ZeroShinigamiLee Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work :D
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks :)
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ZeroShinigamiLee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ur welcome :D :D
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lovogera Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Buena ilustración, me agrada!
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:) thankyou
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NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
Beautiful job :)
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:iconrose-colligan:
rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
cheers :)
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NarnianGriff23 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Ditto :)
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ellygirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :O
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks :)
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ellygirl12 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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lovebehr Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I absolutley love this picture. The expression on both of their faces, as well as the symbolism tie together well. Great job! :thumbsup:
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks so much :)
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PumpkinJack6 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
what a great piece! I especially like the sly expression on the wolf's face.
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks, i like sly stuff hehe :)
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TheBlackRose88 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
I love the darker version of fairy tales, they teach kids that the world isn't all fluffy & happy endings. They taught them to think before they act in order to keep them safe. Damn modernisation! Although I prefere the slightly less nasty versions of sleeping beauty & the little mermaid :$ Beautiful pic, going along the lines of Ann Anderson :)
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thankyou :)
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DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, heh... pretty cool-looking wolf there! :XD:
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:)
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tmulcahy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
um, phony, not phoney. the corrupted tale, that is.
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tmulcahy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like Perrault's tale, with the tragic ending. It seems I heard it that way when I was very young, and saw the other corrupted tale later on. It always seemed phoney.
I like your illustration though.
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
yes, that is what my thesis was about, how the tale changed over time in accordance with the society it was intended for :)
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crystalskye Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A beautiful image for a beautiful story!
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
:) <3
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crystalskye Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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MissDudette Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
Love the watercolor handling. :)
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thankyou :)
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XCaptain Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
like a sir!
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
hehe
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RukarioHadou Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hate how fairytales always paint wolves as the bad guy...
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
ha well it was a metaphore for other naughty things of the time :)
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TheR-tist Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Mind = Blown
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
nawww :) thanks
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HectorDefendi-Light Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work here :)
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rose-colligan Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thankyou :)
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