Tuesday, April 14, 2009

the odd truth behind fairy tales...


A charcoal piece based on the original tale of sleeping beauty. In the original, sleeping beauty is impregenated by the prince while she is unconcious. She ends up giving birth to a set of twins as she lays there in a coma. The old tale was raw and a tad gruesome. Its safe to say she woke up pretty confused.

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Eeewwww, no wonder they had to revise the old fairy tale for the newer version. Poor children must of had serious nightmares. The charcoal is very interesting!!!

Ade Porrs said...

I didn´t know that!
That sounds like a horrible story... your drawing makes it prettier thought :)

michelle said...

oh my.. haha i dig it!

Taya Cornett said...

I LIKE THESE BABIES! its the fairytale thing you were telling me about? it looks goooood yo. i havent even seen this yet in real life

Anonymous said...

I heard that, in the original, that it was a prophecy that made her fall asleep and then the king (her father) raped her, and when she had the twins, one of them sucked some flaxen thing off her finger and it made her wake up.

Anonymous said...

yeah that's what i heard too!
it's horrible because it's actually my favorite fairy tale..
not anymore! lol.