20 february 2013
( note : french version : p1
This is a personnal project of illustrating an early version of the Little Red Riding Hood , told by French peasants since the 10th century, featuring cannibalism, blood, nudity and vulgar words ... A surprising version.
I decided to sample this old oral tradition version named commonly 'version of the Nivernais' with modernised version from Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm ( 1812 ) and Charles Perrault ( 1698 ).
To quote english Wikipedia page about
older versions : "The wolf usually leaves the grandmother’s blood and meat for the girl to eat, who then unwittingly cannibalizes her own grandmother. Furthermore, the wolf was also known to ask her to remove her clothing and toss it into the fire. In some versions, the wolf eats the girl after she gets into bed with him, and the story ends there."
About the making of it ; my challenge during last christmass holidays was to get done a project 'unplugged' : with only a ballpen and a sketchbook , to take holliday far from computer. It was really pleasant. Digital coloring and painting were done later in Krita as well as text in Scribus on Linux Mint KDE 14.