A few years ago I took Carla Sonheim’s Year of the Fairytale class. It was delightful fun. I would give anything if she would consider doing a part II or number II class where we could illustrate even more fairytales. I love illustration and I learned so much from this class. I may just continue sharing some of the illustrations that I made from the different fairytales that we read.
For the Princess and the Pea we first put together illustrations using magazine pages like the one I made above. We learned about composition in this exercise. That was fun. Then we got more serious and drew out our compositions.
That one was really simple. Then I made this one. We first made paper doll princesses to move around the rooms.
I liked the one above and so I made the mattress out of magazine and craft paper. You can see the green pea at the top of the bed.
Then we did a bit of painting with an old credit card. That was interesting and so different and such a challenge for this fine detailed person!
But what I liked the most was when we made a spoof on the Princess and the Pea. Mine was called The Princess and the Atomic Fireball. Here was my first attempt. She just drank water spiked with fireballs.
I think the queen was really trying to get rid of the sweet little princess. She was kind of a she-devil! Here she is scheming with the royal cook to make a super duper hot treat for the princess. I had to look up the scientific name for cinnamon flavor: cinnamonaldehyde. I used fabric, paper, colored pencils, markers and watercolor for these final paintings.
The sweet, innocent little princess is reading a book on royal etiquette. She is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the evil queen. Poor dear!