Portuguese Folktale: The Tower of Babylon

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Here in Portugal one of our country’s adages- “Quem conta um conto acrescenta um ponto”, means something like “Someone who tells a tale, adds to the story.”
This couldn’t be truer about the folktale we are about to share with you today. We found out there are all sorts of variations, from the North to the South of the country; to the point we are considering presenting later on the version that was told to one of us by her great grandmother.
You could say then, that this is a StarTwo version of the tale as we have decided to mix the version from the Porto region with the Algarve version!

But for now, sit back with a nice beverage in hand and enjoy today’s Portuguese folktale!

The Tower of Babylon – artwork, adaptation, and translation by StarTwo

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Punk Fantasy Knight ~ Detail 2

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Since the tiny fairy on his shoulder is just… tiny, we decided to show you today a close-up of her fierce self! We wanted her to break expectations and look daring without losing the allure of a fairy and their cuteness.

It is unwise to underestimate her though, as she is the one calling all the shots!

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A Portuguese Folktale – The Knight and the Pact with the Devil ~ Detail

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Today we bring you a close-up of the stern hand that put the Devil in check after messing with the wrong person and the trickster ended up tricked.
This is a detail from the illustration we did for the Portuguese Folktale “The Knight and the Pact with the Devil”.

If you haven’t read the story check out our previous post with our own translation and full illustration right ►here◄!

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Lunar Year of the Ox ~ Detail

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With February coming to an end, let’s get a closer look of our metal Ox fellow, ready for anything!
Right now, we believe he is going to be especially useful to keep the heat up, as Winter stubbornly moves away from us.

Melt that snow away!

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We’re on Instagram!

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Click the image to be taken to our Instagram!

That’s right, today marks the beginning of our presence on Instagram and we will be delighted if you check it out!  We’ll be posting new details of our work and confidently abusing their carousel feature!

Our handle is @startwoart so come on by and say hi!

And as always,

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