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princess and the pea by chuckometti princess and the pea by chuckometti
This is again for :iconchildrensillustrator:
this month's topic was "the princess and the pea"

The story goes more or less like this:

A prince is searching for a princess he can marry, but he just can't find any suitable candidate.
One day when it's really bucketing down a beautiful girl seeks shelter in his castle and claims to be a princess. The prince falls in love with her instantly, but his mother is not a woman who is easily convinced.
Therefore she lets the girl sleep on a huge pile of blankets and mattresses and puts a pea underneath them.
The next morning the girl complains that she has slept on something really hard and got bruised by it and, since only a true princess can be such a sissy, she's finally allowed to marry the prince.
They lived happily ever after although life must be very hard when you're that sensitive^^
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Disneylyric Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I read a version where the prince secretly puts rocks under her mattress with the pea.
chuckometti Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
What a beautiful artwork! I scrolled down very slowly to savor the details. I love the colors, prints and textures of the different mattresses--I found the pea! I love the night kerchief on the sleeping moon. The prince and princess are so cute--I love that he is blushing! Oh and your notes are so funny! Yes, after reading this tale (which I loved) I often wondered how they would live happily ever after if she was so delicate! ;)
chuckometti Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Thank you so much for your kind comment :tighthug: I'm very happy that you took so much time to look closely at the picture!
3greendogs Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
so cute! i love the look on the prince's face. :)

nice work!
chuckometti Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thank you very much :hug:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Aww, I like how the moon is wearing a scarf around her head :aww:
chuckometti Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :blowkiss:
paletash Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
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bustavshica Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
great IDEA xexe
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