Spellcasters ‘Poisoned Apple’

The painting for the basecard (printed card) for ‘Spellcasters’ by PernaStudios.
24×30 cms; acrylics, gloss mediums, glitter, varnish, iridescent flakes, rhinestones, and silver filigree on specially treated canvas.

I do like revisiting the fairy tales of my childhood and merrily reinstating the gore, horror and ghastliness so commonly castrated by Disney and modern versions; and sometimes just adding some of my own for fun. :)  This Witch Queen is Snow White’s Stepmother, preparing a very special apple for the wayward child, and ensuring it’s a very juicy red.
Shown behind her is her mirror servant; and judging by the frame, certain sacrifices were necessary to acquire such supernatural aid. He has the pupils of a goat, or is it an octopus? Either way, it’s not human.
The dress was a lot of fun, though hard to capture in a scan (hence the inclusion of dodgy photo below), it’s an almost 3D mix of glossy varnishes and oozy oil-like effects, with iridescent flakes on the shoulders for a green beetle-wing effect; and a myriad of shiny, sparkly adornments on dress and crown.

'Poisoned Apple' (Snow White) by Soni Alcorn-Hender

‘Poisoned Apple’ (Snow White)

Details of the painting:

The Pied Piper

The Pied Piper painting, 10×13″ on canvas-board, for the trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ from Perna Studios.
The rats are all long dead and still they follow after him. And now the merry fellow is returning for your children.

The Pied Piper, Soni Alcorn-Hender

The Pied Piper

The Frog Prince

The Frog Prince painting, 10×13″ on canvas-board, for the trading card set ‘Classic Fairy Tales’ from Perna Studios.

He might drown you with a kiss, but if you want your little golden ball back…

Frog Prince painting, Soni Alcorn-Hender

The Frog Prince