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Red Riding Hood by KristenPlescow Red Riding Hood by KristenPlescow
Totally not sure if that's the right category, but I've had almost no sleep and about as much coffee.
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Started drawing the wolf's head at my sister's basketball game last week, but randomly decided to add MOAR yesterday night and it evolved into a fairytale-themed thing.


Why the random birds? In a really neat story revision (Newgrounds [link]), a forest bird warns Red that she's eating her mom's flesh.
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How pleasant. :heart:




Feel free to critique, although I can't change a darn thing. 8Db (Plus, I've been staring at it long enough to know the various things I did wrong while inking it, haha).






Tools Used: 8.5"x5.5" sketchbook page, ballpoint pen + Photoshop (shading/cheap color)
Time Taken: 3 hours? D:
References: None (the cottage is TERRIBLE for that reason, lol)
Characters: Public domain (this illustration is NOT, though ;))

Sister Illustrations: [link] [link]


I apologize for the watermark (on a ballpoint sketch, no less), but yah. Fairy tales are popular subjects, and this is a portfolio piece. I don't need any trouble with thievery. 8Db As always....

>>> Please ask for permission before using my artwork for any purpose.<<<
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Grayphus Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
I liked the way as the wolf launches a glance pursuing, almost greedy, on the calm red.
If this image was used as layer of a book would be really great.
A perfect vision of the infantile story.
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MuGi-da-G Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Great piece, the crosshatching (and lines) are very nice and effective here :thumbsup::D
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EmaCamU Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
when i readed the real tale for first time i thought "wooooooooowwww!!
WHAT A KICKASS CHANGE!!!"
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el-comix Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
lovely work:]
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! C:
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el-comix Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
you welcom:D
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wEbs-of-sKysPiderS Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Student
This one reminded me of Fables for some reason..but really good work :)
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Kyuohki Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anybody watch Jin-roh? That was the first time I ever heard of that particular version of the story.

That's what prompted me to look for older, less edited versions of fairie tales. I actually prefer them to the "happily ever after" stuff.
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I've never watched Jin-roh, actually. :0

But yah... I agree. XD The original fairy tales tend to have a lot more depth to them (although Disney does rewrite them pretty well).
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moonless-dawn Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009   General Artist
wonderful!
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
;w; Thank you!
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moonless-dawn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009   General Artist
your welcome <3
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DinchtGirlie Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Uh... I do not remember that version. D8

This is awesome though. :heart:
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
D8 Yaaaaah. It's a bit more dark, but I like it. :heart:

Thank you. ;w;
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MidoriRingo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
ROFL! i like the "forest bird warns red shes eating her mothers flesh...*funny face* how pleasant!"
LOL oh i love that little face 8^3
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lol~ Thanks. 8D That's one of my favorite emote faces, haha.
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a beautiful piece, Centra!! Very impressive. And the cottage looks great. ;)
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aww... thank you. D:

In hindsight, I just wish I made the door round. *complains too much* haha. :D
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Purplefire40 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, but it still looks great, nonetheless.
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samtaru Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TwT that was made of win ..
love it and its FAVD
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
;w; Yay~ Thank you!
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
:mwahaha: The big bad wolf is in for a surprise, Red's armed and dangerous!!

Hey, I think the cottage looks cute tucked back there. It's a great illustration! :D
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~

Haha... 8D It does sorta look like the axe is attached to her back, doesn't it? *shot*


I drew the axe because the woodsman would require basic anatomy, etc. haha. >3> *got a bit lazy* Figured an axe does the job just as well. 8D
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
You're welcome!

Haha yeah, kinda! It just looks like she's holding it to the side or behind her back to me. :giggle: Hey, I bet Red could hack him to pieces just as well as the woodsman.
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
That she could, haha. I think that would be an interesting twist to the story. 8D


Instead of, you know, her being eaten. D:
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SweetYuya Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Yeah, I think I like the version of her chopping up the wolf better. :nod:
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J-LXXVII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
how lovely! 8D i wish i could draw that amazing with pen D:
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ 8D


Inking with ballpoints is easier than it looks, haha. D: Give it a go sometime~ <3
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J-LXXVII Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009
I willllz thankeez :D
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suzuran Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
So pretty! *_* I love the sketchiness and color choice *_*!
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you~ 8D

I love aged brown, haha. D: *wishes she had a ballpoint pen that drew like that*
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FoxOfTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
.. I think I read a different version of red riding hood.

Like, the one that didn't give me nightmares. LOL;;

ATE HER GRANDMA?
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
8D...

I'm *pretty sure* it was Red Riding Hood... or something close LOL. There was definitely a German fairy tale like this, so...
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Now I'm gonna have to go re-read the stories and figure out if I remembered correctly LAWL.
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Tenshinchigi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
OH YEAH. That's right, art thieves. I forgot all about them : O
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Me too, usually. LOL.

I just don't want the college coming up to me and saying, "We found this on another website." and then deny my application.


That would... kind of suck, to say the least. D:
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Tenshinchigi Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes...Yes that would, very much so. D:
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Sly-Stalker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
love this!
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KristenPlescow Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
C: Thank you~
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Sly-Stalker Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2009
my pleasure
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