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Rose Red from FABLES by AdamHughes Rose Red from FABLES by AdamHughes
Casual Deviation Day, Pt. II

A Rose Red convention sketch, done at MegaCon a few weeks ago. It was pretty late on Sunday night. I may have been drunk. It might explain why I drew her boobs too small.

Convention sketch on Strathmore Sketch Paper, 11" X 14", pencil, Pitt Pen, and Copic Marker.

And brandy, Cointreau, and lime juice if you count the cocktail.
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Thaddeus-Mongoose Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Jeyco Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
coronalwave Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
This is sublime- trust me, its perfect- its those petite cuties that really do the damage. Just as I would imagine Rose Red.
De3pBl4ck Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: :omfg: :wow: :O_o:
-Brain fuses to interior of skull.-
mageofthebooksolivia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I automatically thought that would be really cool if it was blood dripping from her rose covered shirt.
And she was going to paint the roses red.
With black and white that would be appropriate.
Really like it though it is basic, it gets me thinking of how to jump from it.
emilyjaynewhite Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Love this shot!
JoaoRodrigoBaptista Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to know you draw big boobs when you're sober! You're da man!
Zeitschluckerin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
Aww, that's the first Rose Red I see except for the comic itself of course. I simply love it!!
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
hawkeye Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Wow I love this, I would love to see you do more fables!
toegar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Usually intoxication will increase not only the beauty but breast size. Nice to see them small really...
amemizu8 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! A drawing where the boobs actually fit the woman! Incredible!!! I thought this day would never come! lol
InnovativeSoul Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
i want t0 sketch like yew eh it'x l0vely =P =D
dynamite-jesso Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Interface Designer
i started reading these comics :O they're cool.
your rose red is preety by the way.
Mycael006 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
No way, the boobs are perfect. Just like the rest of it. Awesome work as always!
Evil-Urd Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I love Fables + I love your art= Pure Win :dance:

No really, while seeing your art is always a delight seeing you drawn a well beloved character from a beloved series is always a plus :)
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Thank you so much!
Jezzahh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
"boobs, less is more?"

With the Bachoombas, Dear sir... Less, is never... ever more. May you never reach a less is more encounter of the boob kind.

I've regretted paying artists for con sketches due to simplicity - not simplistic detail, but lacking thought for composition, imagination and form.

In all of this sketches simplicity of detail, the thought in framing the character, landscape, shading, expression etc. It's chocablock.

Love it. (p.s imagine me saying that in a french acce-aaah too late).
AbsoluteAudrey Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
She's so beautiful... it was a pleasure watching you draw her.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
It was a pleasure having lurk about; you always raise the classiness of the proceedings a good 20, 30% with your presence.
You're a right lurker, you are!
jacksprat Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I'm so irritated with Rose Red right now...great sketch though.
Atillatemoc Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
The simplicity of this sketch really blows my mind. Which makes me question my mind at the fact that it gets blown by simple things.. oh proportionate boobs!
Cap-n Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
I just read the first FABLES, and liked it a lot. Loudly exclaiming "DUN DUN DUNNNNNNN" at the end of chapter 3 was necessary.
Reizza Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Cons... Drinking... That sounds about right. I think I STARTED drinking at cons. I really like this picture though...
p47thunderbolt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Great work! You excel at drawing expressions.
calebcleveland Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I gotta echo everyone's comments re. James Jean. You could totally bring a touch of sexy class to the covers, just as you did with this sketch. So simple, so evocative.
ChazKemp Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like the character sketch altho I'm completely unfamiliar with the comic & the fairy tale. *sigh* I love Bill Willingham - I got hooked when he was writing & drawing the Elementals - (Yes, I'm that old!)

Anyways - I digress as usual - great sketch. I especially like the way you use the marker as an outline element in your sketches. I try to do the same kind of effect in my art. Well done, sir.
jazzknh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Glad an artists of your Caliber took note of her. She deserves some more good art.
DauntedNot Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good choice. As someone who has read the story about the original Rose Red and Snow White in Grimms Fairy Tales and who has only just begun to LOVE the Fables comic. Very, good choice.

It's ok, just the idea that you can still draw drunk is good talent anyway. ;)
Goblinthegreat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
That's a cool sketch- I like how you made the rose on her shirt red as opposed to the black-and-white ones in the picture. Her boobs look fine =D
"I love comic books and I love anime. It’s kind of like being in a crack house with no money.”- Samuel L. Jackson
Wendila Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yaay Fables!!!

Oh, don't worry, the boobs look fine to me!
napp Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
wicked stuff :) love that character. great dappled shadow-y effect!
JavEA5D Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009   Digital Artist
Wow.. con-type sketching??

That's wild.

Reminds me of what can be attempted with a Wacom and some experimenting..

I like it.
HD-2 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
davidhueso Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
nice buckets!
kaname-chan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
The being drunk and small boobies made me laugh all to well. XD
jozzel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Nice job!
bowserdoingit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
hmm.dat lookin real good.
marcobat16 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Beautiful. Can you take over cover duties now that Jean is gone? Please?
mvitacca Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I wonder why when i´m drunk my girls looks like Clint Eastwood....hmmm...heheheh...

Nice...I should try that cocktail...
IloveShinyGirls Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I meet a guy who drawed cows on the top of mountains when he was in the brink of exhaustion, so drawing small boobs when you are drunk is ok... be thankful you don't drew her like a man, that could mean something awfully freudian XD
isamu5979 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
haha boobs to small lol
no boobs or big boobs, no matter what you draw it looks awesome!!!
so nice work! XD
droidonthemoon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
oh, and i agree with mentok.
not to full jean's shoes, but besides you and maybe cho, (and me, obviously) i don't think anyone could do it justice.

fables cover artist call.
all in favor of adam say "aye"

droidonthemoon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
looks kinda like that girl that plays Chloe on Smallville...
droidonthemoon Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Professional Filmographer
yes. just yes.
BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
So if I drink brandy, Cointreau, and lime juice in a cocktail will I draw awesome sketches too?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
If you drink ENOUGH, you won't CARE if the work isn't awesome...

BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
:D almost forgot

Iron Man

3 oz Seagram's® 7 whisky
3 oz vodka
fill with soda water
ice cubes

Mix seagram 7 and vodka in an old-fashioned glass. Stir. Add a few ice cubes, fill with soda and stir gently.
BowofAnariel Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009


1 oz gin
3/4 oz dry vermouth
1/2 oz apricot brandy
1 oz mandarin juice
1 tsp grenadine syrup

Shake with a glassful of broken ice and pour unstrained into an old-fashioned glass. Add a speared cherry, and serve in an old-fashioned or rocks glass.


33 cl Battery energy drink
4 cl Gordon's gin
10 ice cubes

Mix all. Serve cold. Serve in a highball glass.

Wonder Woman

2 oz Midori melon liqueur
2 oz peach schnapps
3 oz orange juice
1 oz pineapple juice
2 oz cranberry juice

Carefully layer ingredients, in order, into an ice-filled hurricane glass. Serve unstirred, garnished with a cherry. Serve in a hurricane glass.
mentok Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
I want you to be the cover artist for Fables sooo bad. I feel like there are about 3 people in the world who could follow up James Jean and you are one of them plus I feel like you really get the characters.
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