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The Snail Bride by alexandradawe The Snail Bride by alexandradawe
Watercolour, 14 x 10 inches

I can just about remember a faery story about a farmer who married a beautiful women, and discovered that his lovely wife was a snail who lived in the water barrel outside their home. I've been scouring my books but I can't find the original tale. If anyone has heard please let me know, I'm starting to think I imagined it!

model ref- [link]

very cute little snails ref- [link]

Link to the faerytale this was inspired by; [link]
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Given 2012-11-18
The Snail Bride by ~alexandradawe

Also suggested by =Inku-inku ( Suggested by LadyofGaerdon and Featured by STelari )
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KaldraM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Artist
I love the textures around her lips and eyes.
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Thanks, that was fun to do! :D
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:iconmbev:
mbev Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
love this v cool....amazing eyes
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thank you :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional
sweet job
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconaupre:
aupre Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Digital Artist
rad
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Your wonderful work has been featured here [link] in this weeks :iconspirals-and-swirls: feature!:iconbellydanceplz:
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Traditional Artist
:iconspaghetticatplz::iconwelcomeplz:
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:iconbecsketch:
becsketch Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely and unique - thank you for helping me appreciate the beauty in a snail, never would have thought! :)
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you! I've always loved snails!
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SirAfro1 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Its so interesting and beautiful.
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you :)
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GoatQueen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
The fairy tale is one of the books my mother read to me when I was younger. A Korean folktale to be exact. Just look in google snail bride korean folktale or something.
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks
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:iconsuyuku-san:
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional Writer
oh my gosh it's Uzumaki all over again!! :noes: lol just kidding but this really dose remind me of that manga you should check it out :nod:
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I think you're the 3rd to tell me this, I've had a look online and I'll definitely have to get a copy!
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suyuku-san Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Writer
lol really, yay third place! :la:
You can also read it online here [link] and you may what to check out the artists other works like "Junji Ito's Museum of Terror" 15 books and counting in strange short stories it's also on the same site but under a different name called "Itou Junji Kyoufu Manga Collection"

sorry for the long rant but I hope this helps ^^; and that you enjoy it too :D
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks for the link :D
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:iconsuyuku-san:
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Writer
you're welcome I hope you like the manga of Uzimaki there's also a live action movie too :meow:
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genocyber Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't suppose you heard of Uzumaki from Junji Ito.
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
You're the 4th to tell me about it, never heard of it before I got the DD! I'll be checking it out!
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suzukichi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Uzumaki?
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
First heard of that yesterday, I'll be getting a copy soon!
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:iconsuzukichi:
suzukichi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist
It's a really awesome manga. :D
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RealtaDeSomnium Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This is a character from Korean folklore! :[link]
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you :D
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RealtaDeSomnium Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
You are most welcome.
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:iconkichoutenshi:
KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Artist
How interesting, I have never heard of this fairy tale, now I must read it :)
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Several people in the comments have posted links to various versions online.
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:iconkichoutenshi:
KichouTenshi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Artist
Thank you.
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Well, she's a very nice bride, but the wedding took forever...It took an hour and a half for her father just to get to the start of 'walking' her down the aisle....
....And let's not even discuss the panic at the spilled shaker of salt at the reception dinner later."

Congratulations on the DD! :w00t:
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you!

And when we released the pair of white doves, and they went straight for the bridesmaids....
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dang, they really shouldn't let Tippy Hedren near birds. That always happens. :no:
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
:D

I think she works for a wildlife reserve now!
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:iconmindslave24-7:
Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, she owns her preserve down by Acton.
No birds however. :laughing:
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
:D
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Mindslave24-7 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:laughing:
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Rajani-Blake Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
now this is really deserving of a DD. congrats! splendid work
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thank you :D
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:iconrajani-blake:
Rajani-Blake Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you welcome
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:iconenderqueenshado:
EnderqueenShado Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just pure amazing.
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconsnowy-ninja:
Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
i have never found snails that appealing but you have made them so!
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:iconalexandradawe:
alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I love them, glad I've converted you! :D
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MangaKeri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Digital Artist
I was looking and I think there's a description of the story on this page: [link]

This is beautiful, btw =3
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alexandradawe Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconmangakeri:
MangaKeri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Welcome =3
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