Teaser: A Portuguese FolkTale – The Devil Prince

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Hello everyone,

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!

Until then, as always,

★Stay inspired!★

The Knight and the Pact with the Devil ~ Sketch

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Here’s one of the images we’re working on right now!

This one will accompany the next Portuguese Folktale we will soon release. It’s a very old medieval story and the version we got, though more recent, it’s still a doozy to translate.
As you can guess from the title though, it will involve knights, devils and… holy ladies?
It’s a mystery for now!

★stay inspired★

A Portuguese Folktale: Story from Below the Ground ~ Lines

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The linework for the Story Below the Ground is here, showing the revealing embrace that saved the day – for some, at least…

Don’t miss the opportunity to read this folktale and see the full coloured version of this illustration!

★Stay inspired★

A Portuguese Folktale: Story from Below the Ground

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One of the most wonderful things about folktales is how at times they become fragments of universal tales and mythology from places far from its origins, preserving old wisdom and wonder where science and logic can’t reach.
Today’s tale bares similarities in its themes with Lucius Apuleius’ Metamorphoses in which is included a story regarding the overcoming of obstacles between Psyche and Eros and their union at last in sacred marriage.
So here begins…

Story from Below the Ground
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A Portuguese Folktale – The Ingratitude of Children

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He that gives his goods before he’s dead, take up a mallet and knock him on the head (Scottish verse)

Elderly people who trick their ungrateful children into caring for them is yet another recurrent theme in the world of folktales.

The first records of such tales appear in the Middle Ages and spread across Europe, but the theme also appears in places as far as Kashmir and Sri Lanka.
As for the Portuguese version, we found one nearly identical to the German story, though the latter is shorter and provides dialogue to the characters, and also sets the number of daughters to three, unlike the Portuguese version, where there are only two daughters (guess the Portuguese decided to be more cost-effective).
Let us narrate the StarTwo translated adaptation of the next folktale.

The Ingratitude of Children

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