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Snow Queen by Trefle-Rouge Snow Queen by Trefle-Rouge
Hello everyone :)

Here is an illustration of "Snow Queen", my favourite story by H.C Andersen.

I hope you like it :)



Bonjour à Tous :)

Voici une illustration de "La Reine des Neiges" mon histoire préférée de H.C Andersen.

J'espère que vous aimez :)


I invit you to discover the other artwork I have done inspired by H.C Andersen Fairytale :

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Snow Queen by ~Xadrial. The Suggester said: "Simply a STUNNING illustration. The design of the queen is absolutely mindblowing, and every detail is lovingly fleshed out and painted so precisely... a wonderful, wonderful work by ~Xadrial". ( Suggested by alicexz and Featured by Atramina )
laurenlittledove Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
One of my favorite Hans Christian Andersen stories. Beautiful work, you are great at capturing the story.
Shimotaki Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad some people still remember the REAL Snow Queen.
Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist

Nice to see art of the original Snow Queen story :3
rababco Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When i think Snow/Ice Queen i actually think of the witch from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe from The Chronicles of Narnia. This is a beautiful piece by the way.
J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For those who wonder about the meaning of Snow Queen, read this.…
About this work, I think it's great, especially the colors. But I have two complaints: the Queen does not seem so bad and Kai is not pale.
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2014
That's because the Snow Queen isn't even the main antagonist of the original story. She's more like neutral.
Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student Artist
She was the antagonist. Remember that she was very cold-hearted. She practically forced Kai to come with her to Finnmark.
Firecat15 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
The Wikipedia page doesn't say so.
Thorberg22 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Artist
Do you trust a wikipedia article which anyone can edit any time or the actual story written by the actual author? The Snow Queen was the villain, but she was "unwillingly cruel". If I remember right, the mirror which the devils used shows only the bad sides of even the kindest people. The Snow Queen received a curse which could only be lifted by forming the word "eternity" (or eternal, I'm not sure which. I read the story in my native language) out of ice fragments.

Also, The Snow Queen DID practically force Kai to come with her. She kissed him two times, the kisses froze his heart and made him somewhat cold-hearted (literally too) and enslaved him, making him solve the puzzle to lift the curse.
the-shattered-number Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The version that I read (which may have been copied wrong but what can you do) said that Kai was offered by the Snow Queen to solve the word-riddle in exchange for the world and two new shoes... Or something very similar to that. When he learned the word he became his own master, and it spelled out "eternity". As far as I remember I don't think that solving the puzzle released the Snow Queen from any curse, but I could be wrong. 

Either way, this piece is lovely and seems to portray this scene perfectly. 
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