Some more character designs from Stinker & The Onion Princess, the book that never got past the sketch stage.
Here’s the lovely Onion Princess, pictured here dressed for Big Daddy’s barbecue party. Big Daddy is hoping to get his son hitched.
She’s the heiress to an onion fortune. Her dress is light green with dark green scallions extending from her waist to the hem. The spiral decorations in her hair are ruby red/pale pink onion slices. I think I drew her calves too skinny.
Here are her rivals—heiresses to lumber, cotton and rose fortunes:
The Lumber Lass is sporting a buzz-saw blade in her hair and her dress is made out of wooden sticks.
The Onion Princess shows up again in the story, at another big party.
More of the red onion and scallion motif. The flowers in her hair are those light blue blossoms you see on garlic plants.
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