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The Three Golden Hairs of the Devil's Beard
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My darling sister gave me a little handmade book for Christmas. I decided to use it for a project I’ve been thinking about for a long time: drawing one page a day of my favorite Grimm’s fairy tale “The Three Golden Hairs of the Devil’s Beard”. This is a fairly long story, and so far I’ve been getting about two or three sentences on a page. This could take me a while, but I’m not in a rush. I have already missed a few days, but I’m trying not to worry myself over that- just move on, keep the story moving tomorrow. I did 26 pages of the story in January and I plan to post them (probably in batches) as I go along.

Scans of the first 14 double spreads under the cut!

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I'm also posting these to my deviantart and my tumblr. Hope you enjoy them :)

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I'm on the edge of my seat to read the rest. :)

That's a very content, self-satisfied little devil.

Yes indeed :) I think the design of the devil may change by the time he enters the story, but we'll have to wait and see!

(I left you on a cliffhanger on purpose :P )

This is SO beautiful! I can't wait to see what happens next!

And that handmade book from your sister is an amazing gift. :-)

I adore the book! That's part of why I had to think up such a good use for it :)

I postponed reading this until I had time to really enjoy it. Totally worth the wait! It's so beautiful! My sister used to do things like this for me, illustrating stories and nursery rhymes, and they were such special gifts.

I'm on pins and needles for more! :D

I'm glad you like it! :D

And I need to post more soon, I have filled out several more pages since this post... I'm pretty sure the story will spill out of the confines of this book. I've already told my sister I may need a second book for my birthday so I can continue the story :)

Such a good story and your artwork is wonderful. I'm looking forward to reading more. That little devil is adorable.

Thank you for taking a look, I'm glad you enjoyed it! I have actually posted a second batch of pages here:

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