"It's the little things in life which make it magical..."

Monday, 5 March 2012

Princess Series - Tommelise

My latest Princess illustration is of Hans Christian Anderson's Thumbelina, Tommelise being her Dutch namesake. 'Tommelise' sounds so much more pretty, don't you think? Actually, I think most words sound better in languages other than your own, like 'bon appetit!' and 'arrivederci!'

I loved watching the animated movie Thumbelina as a kid. Well, love probably doesn't quite cut it, as in I watched it pretty much everyday for about a year when I was four...this is why when watching it recently (for research purposes of course), I sadly knew every single word to those tragically-catchy songs, "...we'll see the universe and dance on Saturn's rings, hold me now and let me be your wings..." : )

This illustration has a much lighter use of watercolour than my previous one's, and I think it looks better for it. What do you think? I was considering attempting 'Tigerlilly' next, but I've also been suggested to try 'Esmerelda'? If you have any brilliant options let me know!

Happy Drawing : )

p.s. The Brownie-cheescake-fudge Pie I made this weekend was ah-maz-ing...but it is still not quite polished, so oh, what a shame, more trials and taste-testing to do!


  1. I've just been through your whole Disney Princess serious and they are absolutely gorgeous drawings. Please do Tigerlily next! She's so cute with her little upturned nose and long braids :)

    1. Thank-you so much for looking and the compliment shez! Tigerlilly was my choice too :D