Babe The Big Blue Ox
My favourite illustration from last year’s ‘Folktale Week’ challenge. I chose the folktale ‘Babe the Big Blue Ox’ for day three’s brief: ‘Path’. This is Babe the Big Blue Ox drying the camp’s laundry on his horns. An ox after my own heart, Babe hated Summer, so the tale goes that his owner had to paint the roads (paths!) white in Summer to trick Babe into thinking it was still Winter so he would continue hauling logs along them.
The Brave Little Tailor
An illustration based on ‘The Brave Little Tailor’, a Brothers Grimm tale, made during last year’s Folktale Week challenge for day five’s prompt ‘Darkness’. This is the Brave Little Tailor who was challenged by a King to demonstrate his bravery by killing two dangerous giants. He snuck into a tree while they were sleeping, dropping stones onto them so that they would each think it was the other throwing the stones, and kill each other to save him the job!