For Day Eight of My Fairy Tale Challenge I drew The Juniper Tree!For day eight of my sketch Challenge the magic upper ware told me to draw one of the darker tales from the Brothers Grimm, The Juniper Tree! You usually don’t see the Juniper tree in anything but the unabridged editions. In fact I remember not reading it well into high school in Maurice Sendak’s collection, The Juniper Tree and Other Tales From Grimm. (The main thing I remember about it (besides all of the murder) is it’s the only one I know that has a good stepsister.

The problem of knowing it from a Maurice Sendak is thinking of an image that is nothing like one the master came up with.

Since most of the illustrations I know show a picture of the tree with the bird coming out of it. I decided to go with the bird’s perspective.