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"Princess escape" by Michelle Tolo

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After being stuck in the tower for weeks, the princess no longer had the patience to wait for a prince to rescue her, so she decided to escape the tower on her own. That was a little more troublesome than she had expected, though.

This is another one of my old ideas, and I've wanted to make a proper painting out of it for years. Well, now I have, and despite struggling with the tower more than I like to admit, I really enjoyed working on this. Ah, how I enjoy illustrating fairytales (or that is, illustrating how I think fairytales should be). :)



Medium: Photoshop CS5

Date: May 11, 2011

Time spent: Hmmm, I'd say about 50 hours, working on and off

References: I got a lovely reference for the princess's boot :)

13 May 2011:-) Jane Courtmaster
@Paul: these are all teeth, I think, because he’s got a mighty big mouth! 2 12 Think of those small river alligators with the narrow snout ...

Shading and detail are looking brilliant! Also, good work on the pinkish morning light tone.

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "That’s a great example of the dragon’s teeth ^^

Thank you so much for the lovely comment! 11 I tried to colour it in a way that would emphasize the fairytale setting, so it became very pinkish 2"
13 May 2011:-) Kerri Jurgens
hah I love this!

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Thanks! I’m glad you do 3:"
28 May 2011:-) Michael andrew koutek
love love it!!3311

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Thank you, Michael! I’m glad you do 11"
28 Nov 2011:-) Adriel photoshopnut goset
WOW! ......scary...

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Hehe, it isn’t a fortunate situation for the princess 12"
7 May 2012:-) Christopher Lee Herdman
Another great piece

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Thank you very much 2"
25 Oct 2012:-) Lily Firiel Archer
Best of luck to her.

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "Hehe, indeed 1"
25 Jan 2013:-) Leptictidium nasutum
Jennifer, do you mean gharials?

:-) Michelle Tolo replies: "That could be the case 2"
11 Aug 2013:-) Gary Gibson
At least she is wearing sensible shoes and good socks. I hope she makes it!

Is the dragon keeping her prisoner, or did he show up to eat her?
30 Jan 2014:-) Els Ferson
I love how she bites her lip (oh and the brick structure, the sky...)
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'Princess escape':
 • Created by: :-) Michelle Tolo
 • Copyright: ©Michelle Tolo. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Window, Down, Climb, Digital, Guard, Escaping, Colourful, Dress, Clothes, Pink, Fairytale, Parody, Escape, Tower, Busted, Funny, Guarding, Dragon, Princess
 • Categories: Architecture, Houses, Castles, etc, Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Royalty, Kings, Princes, Princesses, etc, European Traditions, Mythology, Parody
 • Techniques: Photoshop
 • Submitted: 2011-05-11 03:46:43
 • Views: 2411
 • Resolution: 968x1500

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