SNOW WHITE

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In typical ‘Me’ fashion, I began this illustration almost two years ago! YIKES.
I finished the pencils on Snow, and then sat her on my ‘work in progress’ pile, a little mentally exhausted at the thought of having to draw her seven small companions. The only problem is that I then completely forgot to finish her!
It was only recently that I picked it back up, determined to complete my take on the beloved tale of ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,’ written by the Brothers Grimm.
My version depicts Snow as a confident, radiant Italian goddess - decked out in the finest garb this side of Milano - and surrounded by seven tiny men in the clearing in the woods that they call home; complete with forest creatures, wildflowers, oranges and lemons. Because, let’s face it, it’s not ALL about that apple.
Once again, I wasn’t overly interested in portraying the Prince, as he’s a bit of a background player in this story, and I preferred to keep the focus on Snow, herself.
Plus, who needs a Prince when you’re a #KWEEN surrounded by little Italian men in tailored suits?!

’Snow White’ has been added to my shop as a limited edition print of 40 A3, and 15 A2 prints, respectively. Click here to shop: www.birdyandme.com.au/shop

You can also find some of my favourite Snow inspired images below:

 Carola Remer, photographed by Camilla Akrans, Vogue Germany, 2011

Carola Remer, photographed by Camilla Akrans, Vogue Germany, 2011

 Yan Xu, photographed by Shxpir, Harper’s Bazaar China, 2013

Yan Xu, photographed by Shxpir, Harper’s Bazaar China, 2013

 Natalia Vodianova, photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu, S Moda, 2018

Natalia Vodianova, photographed by Cuneyt Akeroglu, S Moda, 2018

 Snow White, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, Dec 1946

Snow White, photographed by Irving Penn for Vogue, Dec 1946

 Beverly Peele, photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue, 1991

Beverly Peele, photographed by Bruce Weber, Vogue, 1991

 Shalom Harlow, photographed by Francois Nars, X-Ray

Shalom Harlow, photographed by Francois Nars, X-Ray

 Gemma Ward, photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia, 2005

Gemma Ward, photographed by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia, 2005