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Snow White and Boy Blue by AdamHughes Snow White and Boy Blue by AdamHughes
This is a sketch I did as a Christmas present for my friend Josh, who has started a FABLES-themed sketchbook.

I had never read FABLES, and in doing a little reading to figure out who to draw, I was hooked. Wonderful book, just wonderful.

I picked Snow White because, as a FABLES newbie, I was unsure who had the largest knockers in Fabletown.

I jest, of course. See? I covered up her sweater-muffins with a monkey (as I am wont to do).

Copic markers on bound sketchpad paper.


Josh just got me a color scan of this; I did it in slightly different color-temperature gray Copic markers.... now ya can see.
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Lady-Noremon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Boy Blue is my favourite~♫
BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love your fairest covers
Zebulun5 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow, mad awesome, this loooks like it coulda been one of the covers!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Pretty and jazzy! LOL--the winged monkey with the Fables book is great! :D
fuzz777 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amzing
BryanEW710 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Don't know why, but I see a bit of a young (and perhaps stylized) Madonna in this picture
WaterminD91 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is Mr. Boy Blue, Chet Baker? xD Anyways... pretty sure you already know this eheh, but uh great work!! ;)
eris-11 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Writer
I've never seen Snow drawn this way before, so...chic. I love it!
GaelicFox Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Love this!
MorganOfTheFaeries Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
i love this. this is the type of the drawings i am looking for for my own book. fantastic work.
MaRina731 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really fond of her style - in combination with your grate style of drawing/sketching/painting/doing magic with pens and the gray-ish-blue colours this is going to be so :+fav:'d. :)

forgottentea Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Snow reminds me of Death from the Sandman Chronicles.
JennyCreech Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I've been a huge fan of yours for a while now, not just here on DA.
It seems like everyday I come across another reason to love the work you do, and this piece happens to be just one of those cases.
Beautiful work, sir!
Kperfect Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
i really loved this piece !
black hair woman are so cute !

A big fan of Adam Hughesology !
HeliotropeRoots Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Boy Blue is looking fabulous, and you really captured Snow :)
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you very much!
maxride88 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Super cool :)
Dooood. Where can I find FABLES? :D
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
It's a monthly comic from DC Comics/VERTIGO, and can be found in any comic shop.

But they collect whole story arcs into trade paperback form, which can be found in the graphic novel section of ANY book store, or anywhere online that you can order books.

I recommend Vol. 2 ANIMAL FARM as a great starting point!
maxride88 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
Sick! Thanks so much :)
eris-11 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Writer
You'll love it, it's a wonderful and engaging series.
NoxNoctisEstNostri Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thats just like the coolest thing ever. Awesome!
Ellington3 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
I love how you try to come across as a sexist turd but then you just twist it!
Yous so crazy Mr. H! :)
Who is your copywriter??? Carl from Aqua Teen Hunger Force? :)

Love your work and I hope that all is well with you and yours! :)

Merry LudaChristmas to you!
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
And a "Happy Valentine's Day, No One!" to you, as well.

Jolena Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Wow, she's so beautiful and I love the retro feel. I'm gonna have to look this Fables up
plumbirdsong04 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
this is aweome! tho withthe flying monkey, snow white kinda reminds me of dorothy from the wizard of oz
tbdoll Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
valleriana Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Jesus she's beautiful.
artybel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this a lot! Fables are one of my favourites too :)
novanta Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
wow this is so beautiful!!!!!!
GoblinQueenSelene Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
blackcat-hull Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
classic...did you base Snow on Dita Von Teese...or is that just my fantasies coming through?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
You're just thinking with your 'fantinas', as a former studiomate of mine would say.
Just imagining fantasies by thinking with your penis.
mitakis Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Filmographer
This is awesome! I can't stop coming back to it. Really love the jazz guy in the background, and the whole feeling of the drawing. Makes me want to find out what "FABLES" is. :)
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
FABLES is a comic-book created by Bill Willingham for DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, here in the US. It's all about the characters from fary tales living in the modern world. They are almost up to issue #100!
The absolute best way to read it, in my opinion, is in trade paperback form. TPBs are the collected volumes of the issues, available in most bookstores.
Start with 'Animal Farm', the second volume, if you want to get hooked.
mitakis Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Sounds pretty cool. I'll look into it, 10x for the info. Lucky for me I can find A LOT more comic books here than back home. :) :)
Denetor Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2009
Wow!!! it's so beautifull !!
LaNorthWay Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I allways read the Fables in Nemi and it's one of the best comics I know =) This is no less than beautiful. Nice =D
ColDra Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
I don't know the series either, but this pic looks really awesome. ^^ The woman is really pretty, has this kinda 80's look, and the monkey is fantastic. ^^

Sweet pic.
spunkymonkey1090 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Student General Artist
Snow looks so pretty and I like how Blue is just kind of chilling in the background with his horn. Very nice :D
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love Fables! Its one of the best comics around!
artistic-child Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
When I saw these two together, I was curious to see if you had read Fables. Awesome series. I love what you've done :) I love your version of Snow White way better though..
satchmau Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Beautiful, Adam! :-)
ridergirl292 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
i love that series and your drawings are amazing!
emmav Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I adore Fables...I'm so hooked at the moment. Lovely, subtle piece ^_^
barksodaverne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
very nice and peaceful!
Ciro1984 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great. Snow looks incredibly hot :D
nightwolf99 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
man, u are godlike adam.

but watch out, (and i mean this in no disrepect)
im comin for u, and i will suprass u 1 day....just 1 day.
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
awesome sketch. Fables is great :) That's an interesting idea of your friend, to start a theme-related sketchbook. I don't know if I could do that.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Some people will have multiple skethcbooks going at the same time, so that artists have a choice between drawing in their FABLES sketchbook, or their BATMAN sketchbook, or what have you.
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009   Digital Artist
A big "WOW!" as always. :) I've been experimenting with markers more myself, thanks to your work. It's a different style, but you are an inspiration, to say the least.
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