Now that the days grow colder in our side of the world, a cup of a warm beverage is welcome! A good tale is also a must, to go with your selected drink! So, stick around and get comfy for today we bring you:
A Portuguese Folktale: The Devil Prince Artwork, Translation, and Adaptation by: StarTwo
Just like everybody else, we too count our blessings and are very grateful (by the way, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all our North American visitors!) for continuing to grow and tackle work related to our passion: illustrating.
Alas, on the other hand, we have been saddened by the lack of time to translate and illustrate more wonderful Portuguese Folktales, since our free time has been reduced.
But let’s be sad no more! This next Friday we are happy to bring forth another tale in our collection entitled “The Devil Prince”! Please look forward to it and we will see you soon!
Today we’re sharing a detail of the illustration “The Tower of Babylon” where we zoom in on one of the twins with the outstanding spear born from a fish slice… Now that we think about it, if you haven’t read the story this might be puzzling, but fear not! You can read our own translation of a mix of two versions of the folktale on our previous post: Portuguese Folktale: The Tower of Babylon
If you’re off to read we hope you enjoy it or if you had read it already and actually understood the fish fillet detail… ★stay inspired★
This folktale had the strange power over us that invoked mental song-singing of “Twelve Days of Christmas” and it’s lyrics:
“On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me A partridge in a pear tree.”
Until we remember how grim the tale is… Despite that, we’re happy to bring you this story where its first appearance was on “Fabulário Português” in the XV century, dealing us in how much guilt can eat you up from inside.
As the previous folktales, this is Illustrated, translated and adapted by yours truly, StarTwo.
Life these Holidays has been very creative to say the least, and as a result we’ve had some sinuous road to drive lately but we’ve been able to manage and to break this slight interruption, we’re back with another Folktale.
Make sure to check this Friday’s post for the story on this illustration preview!