Why The Bear is Stubby-tailed

thesis project (part of a series)

Watercolor, Gouache, Ink, and Digital

As a part of my thesis, I painted and illustrated a book cover and spot illustrations from well-known Norwegian folktales recorded by Asbjørnsen and Moe. This particular folktale is about a cunning fox, who tricks a bear into thinking he is learning how to fish with his tail. His tail becomes frozen in the icy pond water and he is left with no fish and a stubby tail. )