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Vidya Enantia┬┤ Gopalakrishna

'Joringel went away, and at last came to a strange village, where he kept sheep for a long time. He often walked round and round the castle, but not too near to it. At last he dreamt one night that he found a blood-red flower, in the middle of which was a beautiful large pearl, that he picked the flower and went with it to the castle, and that everything he touched with the flower was freed from enchantment. He also dreamt that by means of it he recovered his Jorinda. In the morning, when he awoke, he began to seek over hill and dale for such a flower. He sought until the ninth day, and then, early in the morning, he found the blood-red flower. In the middle of it there was a large dew-drop, as big as the finest pearl.' This picture was made as a final project for my figure drawing class and was inspired by the Brothers Grimm fairy tale 'Jorinda and Joringel'. It is NOT an illustration for the story; you won't actually find this scene anywhere in it(at least not in any version I've read). I simply pulled various elements from the story and put them together for this picture. It changed a lot between my first plan and the final product, though. I originally intended to have the picture framed by a hanging vine of cages, for example, but I couldn't get them to look right. I was also considering leaving the bottom right corner blank instead of adding the cage, but it seemed too empty. My favorite parts of this piece are Jorinda's hair, her wings and the flower. Charcoal.

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