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A Darkly Tangled Skein

A drop of blood bloomed on her fingertip and like a petal falling from a rose, Briar's eyelids slipped closed. Dreams, dark and tangled, ensnared her as the spindle and wheel fell to pieces, only to grow again into a thick thorny hedge protecting the sleeping princess from all who would disturb her slumber...

If I were ever going to do the cover of a book of retold fairytales, I'd want it to be something like this. Something dark, lovely, and a little twisted.

Loosely referenced from the lovely faestock…

I screencapped this one, so a video time lapse may be forthcoming.
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empressofmelnibone's avatar
Reminds me of the cover art for the book Green Angel by Alice Hoffman.
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Hottie2cool's avatar
THis makes me think of Spindle's End, an amazing re-telling of Sleeping Beauty, written by Robin McKinley.
It's absolutely stunning.
Safier11's avatar
This reminds me of the book Green Angel.
Disneylyric's avatar
Hair on thorns. This could be problematic.
ElusiveDreams07's avatar
This reminds me a lot of the book Green Angel. Have you read it? I read it a long time ago so I don't remember if it was really good, but I remember really liking it and this image captures a lot of what the story was about.
Abbyanna's avatar
Beautiful work. :)
TenchuKiller's avatar
you should do a full body picture of this i just love it so much
TenchuKiller's avatar
most beautiful i love it a top job
Your gallery is lovely, but this one caught my eye in particular - this almost looks like her hair itself is the source of the thorny bush - lovely twist on the old story
Cecili-lue's avatar
She is amazing, like coming from another planet and yet, so so human. I love her!
Great job!
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Your work has been featured in my news article [link] :)
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Dukeydey's avatar
It's beautiful! I love retold fairy tales, and this would be a perfect cover. If this ever goes on a book I would buy it just for its cover. Wonderful job!
fernandda's avatar
This is unbelievable, this is painting? My God, is perfect as ... You have a wonderful work! I loved so much! Congratulations!
your work amazes me, its all so beautiful.
pixelwings's avatar
This is beautiful... reminds me of a poem I wrote a while back.
laranity's avatar
i really like the pretty green in this piece!
Serenity279's avatar
lovely dark!
a total :+favlove:
paintedpoetry's avatar
Very stunning, one of my good friends bought this for me as a birthday present.
MelissaFindley's avatar
I always wonder where my prints go in the world. Glad to know you liked it. :D
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