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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 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 :)

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