Snow White and Rose Red: The Flock Fairytales

Snow-White and Rose-Red (Schneeweißchen und Rosenrot) is a German fairy tale collected by the Brother’s Grimm. It’s not the same as Snow White (Schneewittchen), though a lot of comics and stories do connect the two, like Fables (which is wonderful, by the way, if you like comics).

I know Snow White and Rose Red is not the most well known story, but basically it’s your standard girls meet bear, girls meet evil dwarf, girls cut off evil dwarf’s beard, bear kills dwarf, bear becomes prince sort of affair.

Snow White and Rose Red Examples

The moral of the story probably has something to do with being nice to bears and/or dwarfs, but that all seems rather unimportant.

I decided to draw a new Flock doll to go along with Dove for this story, so everyone can meet Swan. Swan, here with blond hair in ringlet curls, is the latest member of the Flock family and the second Asian doll (or at least my attempt at it). I was going to do a fairytale from the Asian continent, but I don’t know much about Asian fairy tales (and even sticking and entire continent’s culture into one block is totally painful to me, but I digress).

Before someone suggests Mulan, I should say that Mulan is not, technically, a fairy tale, but rather it is a legend. Fairy tales, generally, are defined by folklorists as containing magic, mystical creatures and generally not being perceived by the tellers as being true. In other words, no one ever through Rose-Red and Snow-White actually happened.

Legends, generally, at some point in their history, were perceived to be true. King Arthur and the Holy Grail is a legend.

Anyway, enjoy Snow White and Rose Red. I certainly had fun drawing them.

Fairytale Flock: Dove & Swan as Rose Red & Snow White Set PDF Downloads
Thumbnail Image of Magnetic Paper Dolls- Oriole Modern Girl Magnetic Paper Doll Thumbnail Image of Magnetic Paper Dolls- Oriole Modern Girl Magnetic Paper Doll Thumbnail Image of Magnetic Paper Dolls-Dove Modern Girl Magnetic Paper Doll
Swan as Snow White PDF Download Dove as Rose Red PDF Download Snow White & Rose Red Clothing PDF Download

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5 Responses to Snow White and Rose Red: The Flock Fairytales

  1. Omi Lynn says:

    I tried downloading the Dove as Rose Red page, but it said it doesn’t exist. The other two pages downloaded just fine, though.

  2. Sharm says:

    Aisian fairy tales. Hmm. Well, there’s Yuki-onna, the one about the Emperor and the Nightengale, lots of stories about nine-tailed foxes, Journey to the West, the one about the ten identical brothers with different special powers, the one about the boy who’s finished paintings would come to life, and actually, Aladdin is originally about a chinese boy. That’s off the top of my head, I’m sure it’d be easy to find more. Usually dragons or ancestors take the same role that fairies do in European folk stories.

  3. Toria says:

    I’ve always loved this story! I love your depiction of their costumes :)

  4. Meredith Johnson says:

    Your flock fairytale dolls are so of my favorites and I am excited to see you add to the collection I love swan I think she makes a great addition and I love the dresses for snow white and rose red they are beautiful

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