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The Snow Queen

“See the white bees swarming,” said Kay’s grandmother, when it was snowing.

“Have they a queen bee?” asked the boy, for he knew that the real bees had a queen.

“To be sure they have,” said the grandmother. “She is flying there where the swarm is thickest. She is the largest of them all…

“The snow-flakes became larger and larger...

“All at once they sprang aside, the great sledge stopped, and the driver rose up.

“The fur and the cap, which were made entirely of snow, fell off, and he saw a lady, tall and white, it was the Snow Queen…”

-from, The Snow Queen (1845), by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875).


This was made for the First Challenge For 2017, hosted by ManipulateThis.   :iconmanipulatethis:

Theme: A Snow Queen Portrait: A portrait is a paintingphotographsculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and mood of the person.

Level: Level 2

Due Date: January, 15th, 2017

Nota Bene: With this and my second attempt, Portrait of The Ice QueenI missed the line that stipulated that, unlike previous challenges, the stock images were not to be cropped.

So, in this case "portrait" actually means full body. 

(It's always something.

However, my third attempt
Snow Queen, was accepted.


Resources: (Required Stock denoted by an * asterisk)
Snow Queen:

* Snow-Ice queen stock 1, by InKi-Stock

Original Snow Queen Costume by FrockTarts, GwenGrimm gwen_Grimm


Winter wonderland stock 36, by Random-Acts-Stock

Winter Stock 1, by AvalonSkyStock

Winter: Open Range, by yourstock

Winter Ruins 02, by CD-STOCK


Owl Stock 14: Snowy, by HOTNStock

Snow Queen, by DeingeL-Dog-Stock

Snow Leopard Stock 17, by HOTNStock

White Rabbit 2 PRECUT PNG Stock, by Tris-Marie


Falling Snow, by EveLivesey

Pale White Bokeh Texture, by EveLivesey

Ice Crystals CD-STOCK, by CD-STOCK

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 259, by Malleni-Stock

FOG/CLOUDS PNG, by Moonglowlilly

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ

Snow Texture, by funnybunny-stock



Sketchbook Elements Brush Pack (Snow and Ice)



[1] The Snow Queen (1845), (DanishSnedronningen) is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen (1805–1875).

The story centres on the struggle between good and evil for Gerda and her friend, Kay.

The is one of Andersen's most popular stories.

[2] The Snow Queen (2005), is a BBC television adaptation, merging live-action and CGI.[19] 

The film features songs by Paul K. Joyce, it stars Juliet Stevenson, with the voice of Patrick Stewart, as The Raven.

It was adapted from an 2003 concert at the Barbican Arts Centre.



-Snow Queen" & Tarja Turunen - I Walk Alone  (A fan video with clips from The Snow Queen, 2005)

- Sia - Freeze You Out (Music Video)

- Cé Hé Mise Le Ulaingt [ The Two Tree], Loreena McKennit (A Fan Video)

From The Mask and Mirror, by Loreena McKennitt (1994)

Lyrics from “The Two Trees” (1893)*, W. B. Yeats, Music by Loreena McKennitt

(*Text from Prose/Poetry Blog, 2010)


Maybe, The Snow Queen has a shard from the dark mirror, as well.

That would explain a lot.

Keep Warm.


Add a Comment:
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Photographer
Beautiful light!!!
Can-Cat Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Spotlight Thanks. I've really been trying to work on Light and Shadow. Spotlight 
EveLivesey Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
Most welcome :hug:
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :clap:
Good luck with the challenge, my friend :hug:
Can-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
 Thanks.  Snowy Talk about chillin'- (Winter in Canada, eh.) Canada 
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :hug:
Keep warm Damned Snow! 
CD-STOCK Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! Good luck in the challenge :hug:
Can-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you.  :thanks:
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