"To conceal you, the donkey's skin will be an admirable disguise, for when you are inside it, no one will believe that anyone so beautiful could be hidden in anything so frightful."
'But when she drew out from under the donkey skin a little hand as white as ivory and the ring was placed on her finger and fitted perfectly, everyone was astounded.'
Monochromatic illustration for Charles Perrault's 'Donkey Skin'. In this tale a princess must flee her father and go into hiding, disguising herself beneath a horrible donkey skin, until at last a prince discovers her true beauty and marries her.
February, 2014. Pen & Ink, Ink wash and Photoshop.
Hello there! I'm Shelby Elizabeth, a freelance illustrator living and working in Austin, Texas.
Currently my work has focused primarily on traditional mediums, particularly pen and ink.
Thanks for looking!
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.