Beauty and the beast : My version

La belle et la bête

This is my interpretation of  “Beauty and the beast”. I particularly loved to do the beast out of my imagination. I feel sorry for the creature and it is repulsive enough but not frightening…. just the right combination for the story.

Iris girl

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Gardens are full of beautiful irises at the moment and this had to be the inspiration for my new creation. I started by outlining the girl with graphite and with tranfer paper. I tried to match the shape of an iris with the body of the model…Once satisfied with the overall result, I painted the flower and added some leaves for the skirt and onto the shoes. I used watercolour and ink for the background.

Physalis fairy and how to take care of it

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I created this painting with the idea of using a plant called physalis for inspiration. I thought the shape of the fruit with its cocoon were very striking to start designing an outfit.

After several attempts on drawing paper, I came up with the idea of a fairy creature with pointy ears and wings using watercolour and acrylics for the background.

As for how to get the real plant here are a few steps :

Planting and sowing physalis

Physalis is planted indifferently in Autumn or in Spring.

  • If your region is known for the cold of its winter, best plant in spring.
  • Physalis loves growing in full sun but not if it’s too warm.

You can find physalis planted in shrub or flower beds, in pots and also in the vegetable patch.