Mixed media illustration, using black biro, orange, black, and pink watercolours, orange coloured pencil, and digital painting, with a white background. Cinderella stands centre left, her hair frizzy, dress ripped, and covered in pumpkin gunk and seeds. A pool of pumpkin gunk trails behind her, to the right. There is text to her left, and integrated into the pumpkin gunk on her right. The text reads: “Draped in seeds and gunk that fell, she trailed around a pungent smell.” There is a hand-drawn quality to the typography, with illustrative features for ‘gunk’ and ‘pungent’ that mimic the pumpkin gunk.
Photograph of book spread: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, orange, black, and pink watercolours, orange coloured pencil, and digital painting, with a white background. Cinderella stands centre left, her hair frizzy, dress ripped, and covered in pumpkin gunk and seeds. A pool of pumpkin gunk trails behind her, to the right. There is text to her left, and integrated into the pumpkin gunk on her right. The text reads: “Draped in seeds and gunk that fell, she trailed around a pungent smell.” There is a hand-drawn quality to the typography, with illustrative features for ‘gunk’ and ‘pungent’ that mimic the pumpkin gunk.
The Clock Struck Twelve 
In mid-2020, I completed my self-initiated Cinderella project. I aimed to produce 4 book spreads for my own contemporary take on the classic fairy tale. The tone was tongue-in-cheek, accompanied by rhyming text of my own creation. This image was core to the conceptualisation of the project: imagine if Cinderella arrived at the ball, but her pumpkin carriage hadn't been completely scooped out! She arrives covered in pumpkin gunk, leaving a trail everywhere she goes, like a slug.
Illustrations, text, composition, and typography by Gabriella Wilde.
© 2020 Gabriella Wilde
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Image 1: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, orange, black, and pink watercolours, orange coloured pencil, and digital painting, with a white background. Cinderella stands centre left, her hair frizzy, dress ripped, and covered in pumpkin gunk and seeds. A pool of pumpkin gunk trails behind her, to the right. There is text to her left, and integrated into the pumpkin gunk on her right. The text reads: “Draped in seeds and gunk that fell, she trailed around a pungent smell.” There is a hand-drawn quality to the typography, with illustrative features for ‘gunk’ and ‘pungent’ that mimic the pumpkin gunk.
Image 2: Photograph of book spread: Mixed media illustration, using black biro, orange, black, and pink watercolours, orange coloured pencil, and digital painting, with a white background. Cinderella stands centre left, her hair frizzy, dress ripped, and covered in pumpkin gunk and seeds. A pool of pumpkin gunk trails behind her, to the right. There is text to her left, and integrated into the pumpkin gunk on her right. The text reads: “Draped in seeds and gunk that fell, she trailed around a pungent smell.” There is a hand-drawn quality to the typography, with illustrative features for ‘gunk’ and ‘pungent’ that mimic the pumpkin gunk. ]
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