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Snow, Glass, Apples .:. Six by Jubriel Snow, Glass, Apples .:. Six by Jubriel
Did a little shoot with Ila yesterday. Received a new outfit for her, and the snow was melting so I had to make some pictures of her fast before it was all gone.
It's a bit inspired on fairy tales, the one of Snow White especially. Or, a darker version to be precise.
I really like the darker fairy tale versions, with their harsh life lessons, and twisted shades.
A question kept cirkling through my mind; "How can something so fair be so foul", and the image of a perfect red apple, rotten on the inside.
You could resemble Ila to that apple. Ila, as cute and fair as she is on the outside, is not so innocent on the inside. Or at least, she won't be when she gets older. In this version she is still young, and it is unclear if the random and sometimes hurtful things she does are on purpose or by accident. And if she really manipulates, or just doesn't know what she's doing. So she is cute, very cute, but she has a shadow side that is un-graspable. There is something wrong behind that perfect little face of hers.


Ila is a Narae43 from Narindoll, face-up by me.
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faveldelannoy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wooo, I really love your Ila! *///*

and I think the idea behind the foto is great!
she has a really innocent face, but at the same time she has something gloomy, perhaps the shade on her eyes or the way she is looking at the camera :)

at the same time this picture reminds me a poisoned apple that she is giving to somebody, and as she looks so pure anybody would think that she has not good intentions (or something in that way)

so.. great shot and fantastic doll with a really interesting history! ^^ :+fav:
Jubriel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Thank you so much! *3*

You pretty much nailed Ila's persona there. At first glance she's this very innocent and pure looking kid, though sensing maybe a slight hint that there is something uncanny about her(which there obviously is xP). But she just has this strange charm about her making people ignore their instinct and believe she's just a mentally disabled cute little girl.

It's always nice to talk about the deeper stuff behind your chars/stories/photo's. So thx again for that. =3 <3
faveldelannoy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Ohh, I really love to talk about the deeper stuff! *w*
(I always try to see away from the photos and think stories abouth them :3)

And with Ila is fantastic, cause she looks unique and really interesting (I love her face uuuup :love: )

and I can see you have a whole history round her :) humm, and it sounds really interesting! My imagination is splitted between if the history s sinister or something most supernatural X9

and you're really welcome! :)
Jubriel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Hehe, thank you. :3

I have a story around all of my dolls, the same one actually. My dolls are actually just another way to express the characters out of that story.
And Ila is indeed a little bit supernatural, and also sinister. xP Her dad, a doll that belongs to my sister, is an angel. But in the story angels aren't really good. They're more or less, a bit disturbed and dark. Hence Ila's own personality and atmosphere.
Funny that you said that really, about the sinister and supernatural thing!
faveldelannoy Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
XDD hahaha! as Ila has something supernatural she speaked to me and told it to me!!! :D

Hummmm... a sinister angel, that sounds really good! :)
*thinking about Ila's childhood* I imagine her runing away into the forests, a place where angels can go... but... is she an angel too? (now I'm thinking about (pos)apocalyptical things but no in a city, but something more with the "nature" perhaps?)

And I don't mind if she is dark or anything, I think she is fantastic! (I usually love sinister characters :mwahaha: ) XD

PS: I have tho say that I LOVE YOUR AVATAR TOO!!! :D
Jubriel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Nope, Ila herself is not an angel. She's factually half an angel in her human life, so that's why she has some supernatural things already. She'll probably get promotioned to angel when she dies though, since her dad has a lot of influence and she's the apple of his eye. xD
She lives in a very huge city, the capital of the world so to speak, cuz' that's where the whole story takes place when it comes to earth.
It's all too much to tell really, there's so much story behind it all I could write my entire DA full of it and still be unfinished. xD

PS: Hehe, thx, it's a random thing my sister found for me on the internet :3
faveldelannoy Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
*o* intereeesting!

And I can imagine it would be difficult to tell all the story ^^;
Can I ask if it has any title?

One last thing... your sister has an account on dA and his avatar is a fiddle? (If the answer is posittive, I think I've seen Ila's father... but maybe I'm wrong ^^; )
Jubriel Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Nope, it doesn't really have a title. At least the part I told you about doesn't. Ila is actually more of a side-character. The main characters of mine are Mordec, who you can also see pictures of on my DA, and Dahlia, who is in the making. :3

My sister doesn't have a DA account unfortunatly. She does have Livejournal though, if you're interested to see Il Delagrand(Ila's dad).
A shoot on my sisters LJ of Ila, her half-brother, and her father: [link]
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Moniee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow...what a ggorgeous photo!!!!!!!! Im amazed.....O.O
*imagines the pic with dark corners and a little more vivid and bright apple :3*

sorry i couldnt help myself i just had to do it XD

Ila is A-W-E-S-O-M-E O___O
Jubriel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
A little belated thanks for your comment! =D <3

I like what you did there with that edit, especially with the apple! =3
Salthy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Ila... and you XD I love the fact that she is so... dark #___# but yet she is light XD I don't know! I just love her!
Jubriel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I love you toooo~ *squishes* And your description of Ila is on X3 <3 Thankies Lea!
Salthy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Get well soon jubseflubsie! <3
Xcharlee Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   Photographer
love it
Jubriel Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
I'm glad you do! Thx for the comment. :3
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