Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Teaser Picture: The heroine on her way through the deeply snowy forest

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 1: The snow is high and all the villagers meet in the tavern to counsel what to do.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 2: The girl is on her way to see the Lord of Winter – and meets the wicked Winter Witch…

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 3: The Winter Witch sang the girl to sleep, where the forest animals find her – and wake her up!

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 4: The girl is awakening the lord of Winter, and he pledges to help the village.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 5: Finally, spring is coming – and greeted by the villagers with a happy celebration!

The scenery of the story is is a tiny mountain village in Bulgaria. I really enjoyed investigating Bulgarian folk costumes and combining them with some more classical and historical elements, to find a style suitable for a timeless fairytale.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 6: Drafts for characters and their styling with elements from Bulgarian folk costumes 

I’m really looking forward to continue (a) in a new style – without outlines, but with more defined faces – and (b) to draw costumes and historical clothes more frequently. It’s such a pleasure to combine two of my specialties!

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

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Drafts for a Bulgarian Fairy Tale

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

For a client who doesn’t want to be mentioned, I’ve made some drafts to illustrate the Bulgarian fairy tale “The little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds”. The project evolved in a different direction, but those drafts have led me to a new style – so I’d like to show them, even though they are unfinished and I most likely won’t finish them properly.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Teaser Picture: The heroine on her way through the deeply snowy forest

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 1: The snow is high and all the villagers meet in the tavern to counsel what to do.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 2: The girl is on her way to see the Lord of Winter – and meets the wicked Winter Witch…

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 3: The Winter Witch sang the girl to sleep, where the forest animals find her – and wake her up!

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 4: The girl is awakening the lord of Winter, and he pledges to help the village.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 5: Finally, spring is coming – and greeted by the villagers with a happy celebration!

The scenery of the story is is a tiny mountain village in Bulgaria. I really enjoyed investigating Bulgarian folk costumes and combining them with some more classical and historical elements, to find a style suitable for a timeless fairytale.

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

Figure 6: Drafts for characters and their styling with elements from Bulgarian folk costumes 

I’m really looking forward to continue (a) in a new style – without outlines, but with more defined faces – and (b) to draw costumes and historical clothes more frequently. It’s such a pleasure to combine two of my specialties!

Illustration zu The Little Girl and the Winter Whirlwinds mit Bulgarischen Trachten von Iris Luckhaus

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