This is the second of a Paper Cutting-series I've started, the first Fairytale illustration was Cinderella: [link]
I wanted to combine the Disney with the original fairytales from books, which are completely different.
As a reference I made a lot of stains, showing how bloody the original stories are. The moon and the sun are the the twins Sleeping Beauty has in the original of Giambattista Basile's 1634 "Sole, Luna e Talia."
Time: 7 hours
Media: Watercolour + Paper