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"SnowWhite Strikes Back"

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This is my take on twisting a fairy tale.. what if Show White wasn't awaken by the kiss of the prince... but by his bite! And now she will have her revenge... I'd love to have such a tale :D

I hope you like it :)
I'd love to hear what you think!

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Given 2011-11-16
.:SnowWhite Strikes Back:. by *Morteque ( Suggested by AbigailDream and Featured by kuschelirmel )
Morteque's 'Snow White strikes back', by PrincesaSevilla.

Do you remember the famous fairy tale by the Grimm brothers? And of course, the not less famous adaptation by The Disney Studios in 1931? Remember how sweet Snow White was? Well, not anymore. Behold! Here comes this beautiful but sinister Snow White painted by Morteque!

Not only is the subject of this picture original by the twist given by its author, but is also very well painted. The dress worn by this little darky princess reminds us of the sweet and charming Disney princess - with its colours modified to give us a darkier impression. These colours perfectly match with her black hair, her deathly pale skin and her pale blue eyes, that gives us the impression we are in front of a vampiress; as well as the colours used to paint the background - a dark forest at night, with nearly leafless trees with a raven hanging on one of them. And the apple - yes, the apple. So red, it looks like blood turned into a piece of delicious, but sure poisoning, fruit.

And look at the details on the character itself. I told you she looks like the Disney version of the character created in Germany centuries ago, and collected in the XIXth Century by the Grimm Brothers. Yet the author changed these features so as tell us we're not face to face with the cute little princess we're all used to - take a look at the nails, for example. They look dark and if they haven't been cut in centuries! And the same goes for the hair - long, disheelved and black as Death herself. The pallour of the blue eyes really go with the one of the skin, but I'd personally have chosen red. Doesn't matter - the blush on her cheeks, the red lipstick, her fangs and the blood drops coming out of her mouth will do the rest to scare us as well as hipe us up.

To sum up, this picture is a frightening yet beautiful twist to the famous, lovely fairytale we all know. If you like dark twists like this, you should probably have it in your collection. Well... you MUST have it in your collection! And if you're expected to look at it for many minutes, and maybe hours, you should do it while listening to the song 'Sonne', by Rammstein.
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nimfa36 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GiuliaBragalone Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's wonderful !
waddler68 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
Interesting take on a classic children's story!

Is that a human heart she's holding in her right hand?
ArtisticEyeStudios Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love, not only the artwork, but your twist on it. :D
Great work
Zozziegirl Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done! :love:
tanasha67 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Originally every storyteller changed the story so it fit his mind!
So go on, and write it! :)
(if you want to)
KarahRobinson-Art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:love: :love: 
Well deserved ! :clap: 
Amanda-Jane-Ryan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning artwork :heart:
nudagimo Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work! :clap: Congrats on the well deserved DD! :hug:
soulmate2013 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow!!!!! This is amazing!!!
And congrats to the DD!!! Sorry I have missed this! :glomp::heart:
Kitsune-Akki Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! ! love it! definitely a fav!
Manon-M Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
AnnaWizko Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Photographer
richtig schön**
simplysuzu Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is .... AMAZING!!
DarkRose1020 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I absolutely love it
msfubli Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
ahh, that would be an awesome tale, vampire tale :D
Le-Meridian Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I'm Le meridian from facebook, I did your tuto [link] , :blushes:
PSHoudini Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012   Digital Artist cool!
BrokenGargoyle Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Looks Amazing!!! Love it!
Marjie79 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
How many hours did this take to do?
Morteque Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
day or two, I don't really remember but I like to take my time :)
Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That actually seems pretty quick to me....:wow:
Morteque Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
time may vary depending on what you want to achieve :)
Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm, that's true. I hope I can achieve your level of skill at some point, I love this medium of art. Its so beautiful!
Morteque Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! If you want to achieve something as much then you will! :)
Retrubutionist777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awwww:) Thank you very much!
PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Scary but beautiful! This deserves a song: [link]
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Hi Morteque. This is gorgeous. The colors are so vivid and pretty and the eerie blue behind her is perfect. And of course I'm loving the evil look Snow White is giving. ;) Great work!

I'd like to ask your permission to use this work on my Wicca website. I went ahead and set up the page so you could see how your art is displayed. If you'd like me to remove it, just let me know and I'll find a replacement, but yours was perfect for the "Red Apple Love Spell" page, which is a new spell I just added. If you do agree to let me use it, thank you very much!

The link to the page is [link]
Morteque Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you very much for letting me know, most people don't even do that let alone give me credit - sure of course you can use it, I really am interested in Wicca so it is a real pleasure to see my work used that way :)
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Thank you! That's so generous of you, Morteque. :) I love so many of your works. Would it be okay to use others too? I'd be glad to post a comment like this each time to let you know where to find it. I just saw your piece called "My Book of Spells" ... WOW! It's so perfect for my site! It's like you were meant to make art for Everything Under the Moon, lol.
starwitchstone Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
It might be better to contact me through my Gmail account (same username as I have here, starwitchstone.) I don't always get a chance to check back for replies on the comments I post here at DA.
mlr2010 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
very beautiful and lovely :heart:
gaoithe35 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
love it!
Waterfall24 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
featured in my journal for the bitten-twisted snow white story: [link]
Angie103 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Student General Artist
love love love love love love love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
cynnae Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Oh wow! This is absolutley beautiful! Good job :)
LittleHikaria Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You DREW this!?!?! Did you??? *confused*
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
danceNsing24 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Photographer
i freaking LOVE this!!!
Peaceful-Child Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Very pretty! Congrats on the DD!
CorgiStump Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks somewhat like Selena Gomez XD
AndytheLemon Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
oh my gosh! this is just gorgeous
Awesomess Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love this <3
novamarine500 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of my gf :)
DragonRose313 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
Awesome Idea!. I too love twisted fairy tales:mangapunksai:
RaiaDisney Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
cool :)
NaimaAldarion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It is a thrilling idea! Now that vampires are so popular it would be a great twist to the story! :P
And your art is amazing!
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