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Sleeping Beauty

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's avatar
Really adore your color schemes! :)
AppleSara's avatar
Beautiful ! I love your art !
animeromancelover14's avatar
I absolutely adore your drawing style!
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LifesEssence's avatar
I love the red hair. And her face is absolutely gorgeous!
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Maropetero's avatar
Awesome, beautiful, stuning. I like so badly.... 
VividDreams13's avatar
I love this! I think you captured both perfectly!
And the original is SO twisted… Eurgh :/
EMILYIZQ's avatar
beautiful :happybounce:  I love it 
n-hideki's avatar
Your art is incredible! Really! :D
I-Do-Care's avatar
Beautiful work. I love what you did with the colours. It has a dreamy underwater feel, very much under the spell. :+fav:
NickRiddman's avatar
very unusual drawing, thank you
sketches-lover's avatar
Stunning work... featured here!
EmiXNaru's avatar
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's avatar
That's fantastic!

rachelillustrates's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
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's avatar
all of those volumous bedsheets and curtains and the curious sense of gravity . . . this must have been a lot of fun. beautiful!
Kassis's avatar
Those colors are great. This ilustration reminds me about old children books. Really nice.
MeliWallisdottir's avatar
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's avatar
Thank you Meli! The paper is plain watercolor paper :) I'm glad you like my new pieces <3
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