About 6 years ago, I found a literary analysis page about Grimm brother's Snow White original tale. The article was mainly about historically plausible sources for certain elements, focusing on how Snow White's characteristic fisonomy may refer to some german folk myths about a triple goddess, personification of the so called 3 ages of femininity, represented by colors:
WHITE - the girl/maiden
RED - the woman/wife
BLACK - the old woman/widow
There also were mentions on the simbolism of tropos like barefoot (representing childhood, innocence and sexual immaturity), apples (Genesis myth, Hesperides, etc), mother-daughter rivalry (some psychoanalytical bullshit you may all have heard about), dwarves (non sexual and all alike men, fwhom S.W. have to separate from in order to become a grown up woman) and so on. Unfortunately, I lost the source and all my notes from it, years ago; but the thing is I ended up being sincerely fascinated with the S.W. character, and so I longed to draw it. I tried to imagine her or use some models, but didn't work; suddenly, I met a girl who was more of S.W. than anyting I could possibly conceive; I remember having stared at her amazed, just thinking: "I can't believe it: I found her; that's her; in flesh; in front of me"...
Apart from drama, the point is that around those days I could finish up to 22 drawings about this girl. Honestly, I had never really dealt before with the problems of portraying young women; so it served me like a sort of training: a certain -say- defined (yet formulaic) style of drawing women arouse from that research (a style that now I long to leave behind, for new and better results); the works of Rackham, Schiele and Klimt were fundamental influences. So now I left you with some of those drawings, thanking for your concern and waiting for your honest critique.