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Sleeping Beauty by AbigailLarson Sleeping Beauty by AbigailLarson
Because no fairytale collection is complete without Sleeping Beauty. I experimented with colors for this one, which was fun. I don't normally step out of my comfort zone where paint is concerned, but since it's all traditional, I had to pay attention to what I was doing. I wanted to capture her sweetness, but keep the fright factor close at hand, because I think the tale is rather frightening in its way - especially the original! Yikes.

Ink and watercolor
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KiwiBaer Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Really adore your color schemes! :)
AppleSara Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Beautiful ! I love your art !
animeromancelover14 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I absolutely adore your drawing style!
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014   Digital Artist
LifesEssence Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014
I love the red hair. And her face is absolutely gorgeous!
pyrogirlbl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Maropetero Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
Awesome, beautiful, stuning. I like so badly.... 
VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist
I love this! I think you captured both perfectly!
And the original is SO twisted… Eurgh :/
EMILYIZQ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
beautiful :happybounce:  I love it 
n-hideki Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is incredible! Really! :D
I-Do-Care Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Beautiful work. I love what you did with the colours. It has a dreamy underwater feel, very much under the spell. :+fav:
maryemm57 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NickRiddman Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Student Artist
very unusual drawing, thank you
sketches-lover Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
Stunning work... featured here!
EmiXNaru Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Was it aquarelle you were using here or just normal watercolors? I just gotta say I love how you gave that small tone of green in her skin, the whole piece overall is absolutely lovely <3 ;u;
BluesMan90 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's fantastic!

rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love how the perspective of this seems, like you're not sure which way you're viewing her, above or sideways. Definitely makes it feel as unsettling as her situation. 
Squiddy-chan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
This is beautiful! The dark space between the curtains adds a decidedly creepy tone to the piece (which you were trying to do anyway). I love it! ^_^
mothfly Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
she's truly beautiful... the most beautiful face in your whole gallery :love:
love the colours. amazing textures :clap:
and at last she looks like a living person. people tend to portrait her on her back, as if she was dead all the time. you captured the scene so much better :D
tattooed-retina Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I am completely in love with the color scheme and how you treated the watercolors. You captured Sleeping Beauty in a very unique light, yet still managed to keep the darker themes of the original fairytale. Really amazing job!
saunterloft Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
all of those volumous bedsheets and curtains and the curious sense of gravity . . . this must have been a lot of fun. beautiful!
Kassis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Those colors are great. This ilustration reminds me about old children books. Really nice.
MADmoiselleMeli Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love your experiment darling! It looks so fantastic! Did you used a coloured paper too? always flash me with your art in a really wonderfull way :heart:
AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Meli! The paper is plain watercolor paper :) I'm glad you like my new pieces <3
Nat-ti Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Beauty!
Xatruch Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the use of the colors and the mix of watercolors and ink you apply in this artwork. Totally gorgeous 
MissPaperJoker Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist

I like what you did with the colors in this one :) Itīs loveley to see a pure traditional piece from you! I also like that she looks like a sleeping rose, what with that dress shape and her face and hair. :heart:

xXEm-033Xx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student General Artist
the fairytale pieces are amazing ! 
esp this one !! :D 
HeatherHitchman Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
the splash of red looks really lovely in that field of green!
MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work! 
maren-B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
nice color contrast
KoiDragon23 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
All of these are amazing!

izclark Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
oh, she's stunning. although i must admit that the first thing i thought of was fiona from 'shrek' :L that shade of dull jade with her hair is just beautiful. i love the faded bloodstains on the curtains... gives an atmosphere. i can almost smell that room, all mustiness and dried flowers and dust.
Bakarti Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
so incredibly beautiful !!!!
IVDP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student
Amazing! Yeah the original one is very frightening :O_o: It was something about Aurora getting raped and giving birth to kids while sleeping?
katierey Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! SO fantastic and unique!
XxAnomalyxX Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
It's beautiful :) 
Zellphinoa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
For me, this is your most beautiful piece :) The face, the hair, the colors, the atmosphere... This is so different and better than usuals (and "pink") versions.
VelvetPsychoKiller Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The background and the set remind me a bit of the famous painting "The Nightmare" by Fussli...
BerryManga Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Writer
My favorite fairy tale. I want this on my wall, beautiful work!
Iadala Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Wow! Awesome. *.*
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Very pretty, and I am happy that you remembered the more frightening aspects of the original tale. :heart:
RubyDrache Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why is everything you make so amazing! I adore all your works so much. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world so we may admire it :)
caseva Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Didn't the original have an ogre stepmother who tries to eat Sleeping Beauty's kids? Can't remember if she succeeded or not. 
caseva Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wait, an ogre Mother-in-Law. 
GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
Yes! (I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that version...)
Follyfoot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmm, I am in love with this color scheme! :love: Spectacular job!
cinnamart Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you should do more coloring like this in the future :)
gmgarts Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
your experiment with colors really payed off! I cant get over the washes and the color palette. it sort of reminds me of a stained glass window
Elthz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
beautiful nightmare.
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