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Sleeping Beauty

By Foxfires
©2007-2008 Aimee Stewart, Foxfires - please see my CC Terms of Use before considering using this image for any personal or commercial use [link]

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"O soft embalmer of the still midnight!
Shutting, with careful fingers and benign,
Our gloom-pleas'd eyes, embower'd from the light,
Enshaded in forgetfulness divine;
O soothest Sleep! if so it please thee, close,
In midst of this thine hymn, my willing eyes.
Or wait the Amen, ere thy poppy throws
Around my bed its lulling charities;
Then save me, or the passed day will shine
Upon my pillow, breeding many woes;
Save me from curious conscience, that still hoards
Its strength for darkness, burrowing like a mole;
Turn the key deftly in the oiled wards,
And seal the hushed casket of my soul." John Keats

Artist's Notes: An afternoon to myself... inspiration from a fantastic stock photo... an old vision brought to life.
Of all the fairy tales of my childhood, Sleeping Beauty was my favorite. I wonder what Aurora dreamed, as she lay sleeping for those long, long years.

Stock Credits:
Model and veil: :iconkittyd-stock: [link] & [link]

Brushes: :iconkutekyla: :iconmerrym:

Mouse: :iconshoofly-stock:
Robin's nest: [link]
Luna moth: [link]
Texture: My own
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ToonDreams's avatar
She was dreaming of cookies :3
lenamadeleine's avatar
Just stopping by to say that this is georgeous !! I think its so beautiful
Greetings from Lena
GreenWallsOfArt's avatar
That's a good question: what did Aurora dream about while she was sleeping all that time? But this picture is wonderful, very much like a fairy tale! :-D
Omg...Omg... It's sooooo amazing! I am new in DeviantArt and this is gonna be my first "favorite"!!!! <3<3<3 :DDDDD
purpleh2o's avatar
A great depection of a classic fairy tale. Good choice to have her in a natural pose than the usual flat on her back and stiff the way Sleeping Beauty is usually shown.
jaksy20's avatar
I thought it was a photo!
GinnyWeasley-13's avatar
Very nice. I think the favourite part about this is the trees; they are so beautiful, and I also like the actual posision she's sleeping in. Love the vines in her hair XD
Foxfires's avatar
Thanks so much again!
jumpyjane's avatar
it's quite gorgeous and i love it. it has that really nice 'fairy-tale' quality that a piece like this truly needed. so, kudos to you for that!
65heroine's avatar
:iconmonkeyloveplz:u have been featured [link]
I love the little details and the overall image
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StinaBG's avatar
you are amazing.. your attention to lighting and texturing is beyond great :D
shadowleoparddreams's avatar
Love it. Very realistic, love your light sources and stock choices.
CindysArt's avatar
Omg....this is so fantastic beautiful!! I love it!! :love:
Christine-E's avatar
You are featured hun -> [link]
BriarRose9's avatar
this is oh so beautiful!!!!!
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