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The Six Swans by shirua The Six Swans by shirua
A combination of the fairytale "The Six Swans" and a japanese folks tale of "The Crane Wife".

Instead of swans, I replaced them with cranes. In both stories it tells about a women sewing for the men so I thought I could try combining both of them in a way to show a relation.

Submit this for :iconmanic-goose: 's
Reinvented Fairy Tales Line Art Contest.
Contest link: [link]

Doing this for fun :D
Feel free to download and colour it to your liking.
If you do colour it, please send a link and credit my work too :D



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Here's a fantastic sample done by :iconkanogt: :D Thank you so much for colouring this artwork. I am definitely fascinated with how it turns out :)


Also more beautiful coloured artworks done for :iconmanic-goose:'s contest :D Good luck to all the contestants! :D
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:iconclandesty:
Clandesty Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very wonderful idea!! I love both of these fairytales so I like the idea of combining them both.
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha those are one of my fav fairtales :)
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:iconsevslover6195:
Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my most favourite grimm tales! I am so colouring this!
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mine too! That's awesome :D
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:iconsevslover6195:
Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
I'll send you a link once I've finished, fair warning though I'm still learning
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries. As long you enjoy colouring it :D Have fun and looking forward to it :3
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:iconsevslover6195:
Sevslover6195 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconcrysanthes:
Crysanthes Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Used your wonderful lineart ^^
[link]
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:iconmachinegun-baby:
MachineGun-Baby Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
I tried coloring it, here's my version [link] :)
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:iconcenti:
Centi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah this is my faaavorite fairytales combined in one. (the japanese one is sooooo sad though) Gorgeous art love the lines.
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MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wasn't it the story of the Eleven Swan Princes? And the last sibling was a girl that made clothes out of poison-ivy so that they may be released from their curse?
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Centi Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
there's a grimm version and a hans christian anderson version. One with 11 one with 6. They're both the same story but the one with 11 is written prettier haha. And ends just a little sadder. There is also a story called the four ravens that is basically the same story as well. Only in that one no shirts simply a vow not to talk.

Because fairy tales traveled by word of mouth the had a habit of changing lol. Hence the variations. For example in the Hans Christian Anderson version I read it was translated as nettles rather than poison ivy. Interestingly I think in almost every version her youngest brother is left with one wing instead of an arm.
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh btw the one I think I saw was this version by the Brothers Grimm.
[link]
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm I'm not too sure. I can't recall the exact number but I did some research before and they mention 6..or was it 7 :O
But anyhow I still like that story a lot :)
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:iconelmarten:
ElMarten Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Its fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
Here link to wikipedia:)
[link]
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:iconmaddalinamocanu:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I know it's a fairy tale by Andersen. I read it, but not in 6 version, but in 11 swans version.
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:iconelmarten:
ElMarten Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello i colored it for contest, here:
[link]
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's awesome! Good luck with the contest :D
I hope you don't mind if I post your artwork on my description :)
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:iconelmarten:
ElMarten Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much:) Of course you can. :>
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :D And also I read the wiki link that you sent.
I think the version I saw could have been by the Grimm Brothers.
[link]
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:iconcamerdesigner:
CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. I used it for the contest by :iconmanic-goose: here [link]
Thanks
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow thank you. It looks gorgeous :D
Good luck with the contest and I hope you don't mind if I post your artwork on my description :)
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:iconcamerdesigner:
CamerDesigner Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem :D I like :)
Thanks a lot
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:iconjustnineletters:
JustNineLetters Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is my favorite Faerie Tale, thanks for making this!
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a great fairytale indeed :) And thank you for checking out my work <3
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:iconenkeli19:
enkeli19 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! The shirt from the stinging nettles :P I remember this part.
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha yea. This part was one of the most memorable part of the story for me :)
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
As you may remember, I asked you if I might use these lines for the coloring contest I planned on holding this summer, and you said that I may. Summer is almost upon us, so I am starting to set up for the contest As such, these lines are now being featured in the following locations:
[link] (journal)
[link] (artist comments for another set of lines to be used)
[link] (artist comments for another set of lines to be used)
[link] (artist comments for another set of lines to be used)

I anticipate that this contest is going to have an amazing turn out, and I am really excited about it. Perhaps you can help to spread the word as well, to help generate prizes and participation. Thanks for entering my contest last year, and thanks for letting me use your lines. They are truly great.
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow good luck with the contest :O I'm looking forward to see how it goes :D
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Me too
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:iconkanogt:
kanogt Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
i colored it , hope you like it [link]
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely love it. This definitely opens up to more possibilities on how my artwork could be colored. I had never though I would see my artwork painted with such intriguing colors and details. Thank you so much for making it possible when I had always thought it would be impossible to color my work lol. :hug:
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:iconkanogt:
kanogt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
thank you
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello, I am contacting you now because I want to propose something. As you may remember, the winner of my line art contest was to be used in the coloring contest. You were very close to winning that pleasure. My coloring contest, however, is being postponed and made bigger and better due to a combination of my being too busy at the tail end of my Master's program, and a somewhat low number of entries. (I only got 12 this year when I usually get close to 60 entries) There are a lot of reasons for the lack of success in the coloring contest this year, but rather than get into that, I want to focus on making it better. My plan is to accept whatever entries come in before the original final entry day, then pause the contest until the start of summer, and start it up again with more line arts, more prizes, and allowing for more entries. My proposal is that i will use the original winning lines, along with the two sets of lines that were within a point or two away from winning. Yours was one of those. So my question for you is this: may i use your lines for my summer 2012 coloring contest? I haven't got an exact time line for the contest yet, but if you are okay with this, i will keep you updated.
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi,
Yea of course. I'll be happy to let you use my lines for your summer 2012 coloring contest :). Sorry to hear that there isn't much entries this time though but I do enjoy seeing the latest coloring entries so far :D
Hope your plan turns out great :D
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am sure it will. I will have much more time to promote the contest this summer. Thank you
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no worries. good luck ! :D
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EvilDoctorHobbit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Incredibly original! I like how you didn't choose a traditional, well-known fairy-tale for the contest; rather you merged two much more obscure ones! Both of these stories I haven't heard since I was much younger, and you have presented them in a beautiful yet flowing manner. (Does that make sense :o?)

The detail and time you put into this is amazing. Your perspectives are unique and intriguing, and the detail of the feathers is awesome. The hair is very realistic, and I love the added detail of the hair-band. Her costume is simple, yet eye-catching, and the detail you put into the wrinkles is awesome.

Stupid question time: Is that "river" water or blood? Either way, it's incredibly detailed and well drawn. :meow:

Oh, your placement of all the subjects is wonderful. Your eyes continue to travel around the picture, rather then focus on a specific piece :)

Fabulous job!
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi thank you very much for your kind comment :) I'm always happy to hear how someone sees my artworks through their own eyes and opinions :)

It's supposingly a river water but as always this could change into a dark story if you were to have it / see it as blood XD Cause blood could also represent the hard work that the princess/ the girl has to go through in order to save all 7 of her brothers and she's not to speak a word until she's done.
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EvilDoctorHobbit Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The pleasure is very much mine- thank you for sharing your art with us!


Ahh, that's very interesting. Definitely a story I will probably look into now. :lol:
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zandonadi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wearing the shirts*
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:iconzandonadi:
zandonadi Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool ... but you know they have a book called seven waters, which tells the story of seven children? being that the six men are cursed and seventh daughter, to stop the curse has to do murtagem shirts made ​​of (a plant) and vestilos. this is the only way to save them. is a great book, I recommend! =)
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds like the story that I've watched when I was a kid. I definitely will look up on it. Thank you :D
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:iconzandonadi:
zandonadi Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome! =)
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:iconkanogt:
kanogt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
nice it looks so good :)
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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:iconkanogt:
kanogt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
you're welcome
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
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:iconshirua:
shirua Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks~~~! :hug:
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:iconmanic-goose:
manic-goose Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
My pleasure.
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