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The Red Shoes by SquidPig The Red Shoes by SquidPig
Dance she did and dance she must, through the dark night. Her shoes took her through thorn and briar that scratched her until she bled. She danced across the wastelands until she came to a lonely little house.

Probably, the saddest fairytale in the world




Once upon a Time Series:

1. The Steadfast Tin Soldier -> [link]
2. Goldilocks and the Three Bears -> [link]
3. Puss in Boots -> [link]
4. Rapunzel-> [link]
5. Three Little Pigs -> [link]
6. The Princess and the Pea -> [link]
7. The Ugly Duckling -> [link]
8. Little Red Riding Hood -> [link]
9. The Pied Piper of Hamelin -> [link]
10. The Red Shoes -> [link]
11. Hansel and Gretel -> [link]
12. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz -> [link]
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DarknAlone Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014
It's also the scariest fairytale !
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
It really is >____<
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InkyLove34 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
what story is this?
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GenericallyAltered Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student General Artist
i studied this in 8th grade!!!!! apparently the girl was a total bitch to the old lady that looked after her...
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BellaBooBoo101 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
I don't get it! I've never heard of the story and I can't find a link. I love the picture too >,< Could someone help me..?
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009
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BellaBooBoo101 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Ah.
The picture matches the story pretty well^^
Awsum work :D
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Thank you so much :heart:
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pitrih Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
i really like it's simplicity and color palette :)
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Elisa-chanCG Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
a mi me afectara algun tipo de alzheimer juvenil pa estas historias, porq me suena tela, pero no la recuerdo!!! ¬¬

pobre chikilla... esta todo asustada xD me kedo cn el detalle 'de horror' de sus ojos ^^u

buen trabajo, como siempre!!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
yo este cuento no lo conocía, me lo contó SaG y la verdad es que es muy muy triste. La niña es pobre pero parece que vanidosa, y sólo querían que le regalaran unos zapatos nuevos, cuando los consigue se pone a bailar y ya no puede parar... hasta que se corta los pies! :faint: lo peor de todo es que los pies continúan bailando sin ella >___<
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Elisa-chanCG Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
O_O mira me ha dao las 7 cosas cuando he leido el final :S realmente me sobaba la historia, pero no recordaba los detalles... casi mejor no haberlos recordado jajajajaja.
gracias por hacerme el resumen :S con razon esa cara de horror/pena ^^u
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CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Haha, this tale freaked me out, I nearly cried when I first heard it as a child~ :lol:
Does the girl has a happy ending in your version?~
The cemetery as a bg is scary (lol~) but the girl has such a sweet a ballerina feel on her~ :D
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
happy ending? well... if as a happy ending you mean that she gets stop dancing cutting her feet by herself... yes.... she has a happy ending xD
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CaramelCookie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Haha, that's not happy at all~ :rofl:
In my version she regretted her sin (being selfish? I don't really remember the beginning) and an angel came and restored her feet back, so she lived on normally and such. :tears:
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2204kay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I looked it up and the discription says the shoes led to her suicide. Not very happy if you ask me.

Still love the picture though!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
not so tragic, the shoes led to her to cut herself her feet. But it's sad anyway
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
oh man, I just went and read this fairytale online and you are right, it is soooo sad!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
wow, I'm glad my drawing inspired you to read the story. And you already know how sad it's u__u
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
:) yes, it is sad.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
I just looked it up as well... what a terribly messed up tale!

Poor kid was just being a kid!
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
yeah seriously!!
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I can't really tell what the moral here was.

Listen to your elders?

Keep your mind on the task at hand and not your vanity?
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
not to have sinfully intence obsessions, and never wear red shoes to church(red being the color of the devil) and yes probably not to be too vain.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Oh, you are much better than I. [is kind of terrible at interpreting tales]
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
lol not really, I basicly got all of that from my english class last year. we kept having to find symbols and metaphores and such all the time. the shoes are probably a symbol for greed or something but whatever... it doesn't really mater.
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Poshu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
See, I never got it... even in class. I tried and tried and while I am good at most everything else, I think that is just something I am not destined to have skills in. :(

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I'm over it XD
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WingedLioness Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
raelly?? I have never heard of it before. *looks it up right away*
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
It's not a famous story (I didn't know it before :blush: ) But it's a really sad story
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the colors of this piece! Nice work!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
:thanks:

Thank you so much for dropping by my gallery and leaving your kind comments
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww. I love your gallery! :D It's the least I can do! :D
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
That's one Heck of a sick story. Hans Christian Anderson was known for telling extremely sad stories about little children dying...
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
It's really scary >o< he did not write fairy tales, he wrote frightening stories :fear:
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easy-morning Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Student Artist
I recently watched part of the film version of this and didn't even realise it was a fairy tale! :ohnoes:
I love this series so much!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
I haven't seen the movie. But it really is a fairytale :fear: very frightening
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Vanilla-shiroi Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Este debe ser uno de los cuentos más macabros que hay D:
menos mal no me lo contaron cuando era peque -w-
Muy linda la ilustración :la:
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Yo lo conocí hace muy poco y sí que es verdad que es muy macabro, además de muy religioso. ¿Tendrá algo que ver?
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Vanilla-shiroi Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009  Student Interface Designer
En todo caso D:, eso del angel y que al final llega al cielo es algo que no sale en los demás cuentos. Solo el autor sabrá en que estaba pensado cuando lo escribió :la: (o quizás ni él xD )
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
a lo mejor tomó o fumó *ejem* algo que le ayudó a inspirarse xD
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Zhandralf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009   Artist
jajaja zapatos vivientes!!! qué cool ^ 0^ !!!
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
zapatos malignos! D:<
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Perrinho Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Este cuento no lo conozco....porque luce triste?
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
Pues es una niñita pobre que deseaba tener unos zapatos nuevos y cuando se los regalan se pone a bailar. Al poco se da cuenta que no puede parar de bailar y baila y baila hasta casi volverse loca y le pide a un verdugo que le corte los pies. Y así, tullida y con muletas va feliz a la iglesia a dar gracias a dios por haber podido dejar de bailar, ¿a qué es bonito? :faint:
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Perrinho Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
:confused: la verdad no suena muy bonito!!
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mizumitodepapu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
Ya nose ni para que comento... si siempre digo lo mismo, venga va vamos a ser repetitivos!!!!!! Me encanta, roza el limita de la lindura, es tan mona que daña la vista como me suba alguna dioctria ya se a quien echarle la culpa xD
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
jajaja dioctrías no sé, pero creo que nuestros dibujos son tan moñas que pueden causar diabetes xD
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mizumitodepapu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Pues como me entre diabetes os demando xDDD
No podeis hacer cosas tan "dulces" -^^-
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ConejitoPerverso Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I say I love your fairytale illustrations a lot! they are the best, and I love this tale
I think her face is perfect, and is it the grave yard i the back and the church? lol I love original versions of tales!!

great job
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SquidPig Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
It's a really sad tale, I'm glad you know it, and of course, I'm so glad you like our drawings :thanks:

:blowkiss: Thanks for commenting!
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