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Sleeping Beauty Colored by PinkParasol Sleeping Beauty Colored by PinkParasol
A colored version of: [link]

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Medium: Watercolor and colored pencil on Bristol board
Time: 21 hours
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The art immediately draws the eye with what I would like to call a complete composition. One tends to think that this is digital art, until they gaze at it longer and begin to appreciate the depth, hue and softness of detail that can only be found in the traditional school. Lighting is captured perfectly, without it being too harsh or artificial. The skin-tones are even and suggest a life and vitality that is present in youth. The flora is portrayed in vibrant yet subdued hues that also enhance that "alive" feel that is present throughout the work. As if it couldn't get any better, the sleeper is surrounded with --woodwork?-- rendered with great precision in a manner that does not suggest machine-like work, but rather a creation resulting from the master eye of a sculptor/carpenter. The beauty threatens to spill off of the page and affect everything around it, which is, quite frankly, what the modern standard of art is starting to lack--the ability to evoke an expression of pure symbolism, emotion and aesthetic beauty. And as for something that could be changed --after all, this is a critique, right?--the legs and feet, for me, seem to capture a little too much perfection of tone and light. But, that could just be my poor eyes. Overall, an excellent display of art that keeps this --divine? extraordinary? distinctive?--tradition alive, while progressing and developing the fantasy realm, and an incomparable display of a masterly talent that just doesn't seem to exist anymore!
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12 out of 12 deviants thought this was fair.

When I first looked at this piece my eye was drawn to the sweeping arc of the tree and the female figure, and how you created an egg like shape. This is a great compositional technique that allows the viewers eyes to circle in that area. As the viewers eye looks around they can begin to inspect the great detail and care you took in making the tree and figure believable. For example, the values of the bark on the tree and the drapery of cloth on her. It is clear that the arrangement of values you were using on your pallet were very well thought out and organized. Id say the one area to me where it does NOT feel believable would be the lack of value on the leg in the front. The foot looks a little flat. Other than that the figure is embedded with lots of values, and the light was taken very much into consideration.
A beautiful thing about this piece is the space that the artist creates. There is a clear foreground, middle ground, and background which is made using the beautiful arches that he/she has put behind the figure. The central area of light in the middle of the painting is beautiful.
Overal this is a beautiful, creative, thought provoking piece. There is a careful attention to detail, and everything seems very well thought out on the page. I cant take my eyes off that figure!!
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018
okabasama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017
how beautiful.
Sambalgeni Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh God! It's beautiful!
I like the details, the feel is also amazing! And the most that I love is the light/dark combination! Good job!
notmor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
such a beauty makes me feel a bit like a child again Love 
Exstarsis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional Writer
This is beautiful.
N4trs-pR1d3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
:jawdrop: u have a gift!!!
bhayden73 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wow this is really good.
Annezon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :love::tighthug:
YvonneVetjens Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The colourinng is amazing, such detail!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Gorgeous colors! It reminds me of the beautiful illustrations that I used to see in old fairytale collections! :rose:
juneeleven1987 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
i like this
JackieStarSister Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful. I can see more than one fairy tale in this. The red flowers (roses?) remind me of Beauty and the Beast, while the forest makes me think of Snow White. Amazing job.
Zimriver Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
SpiritOfFLight Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Lovely is one word to describe it; it has magic in it and would be lovely for an illustration within the story.
addinsword Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
illustration beyond the imagination..:)..luv it
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Thank you <3
Old-fashion and unique - love it!
Old-fashion and unique - love it!
lyndseymcelreath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful, so stunning~! You really embody everything I would like to be in an artist! Wonderful work!!!
meranii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally amazing!
A-Falcon-Velazquez Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
You have a new fan.
iluvusuikun Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing. .
SeasideSilhouette Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous. You have such beautiful fantasy art!
CelebLhach Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
Lovely picture - I like the details and how you use different things to frame her...
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you <3
kmegahr16 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
truly amazing! Your work is great.
SGWLESSIUT Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the background and the frame-the colors blend really well. Her facial expression is so calm, it's amazing. Her feet look slightly off, but that could just be me. Amazing job!
diamondaria Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely fantastic :)
nemisisbeta Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow the way the color blends and adds vibrancy is amazingly done.
Siremaik Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Really love the innocence of this picture, and love the details around the frames. Great job!
Kikwoka Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
This is unbelievably amazing =O
AllzahGoddess Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
You have to do a Rapunzel.
Nataly1st Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Precious work!! :love:
Paralyzedhearts22 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This really is beautiful!
zanyandy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
wow!!!!!!!!!!!! Its toooooo good to be real!!!!

How long did it take you?????? x
Angelwings22 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
God I have no words for it :w00t: :eyepopping:
It's simple awesome and we can see how much work that was.

Keep up the awesome work :D :D :D
HighlandThistle Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Very nice . . . I love the colors you chose.
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thank you! <3
CarmenRevontulet Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
something wonderful...
LeonNack Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Whoa! The framing effect is gorgeous, and I love this interpretation, with the tree bending down to "cradle"'s just so peaceful and dreamy-looking, compared to so many other interpretations where she's just plopped down flat on a bed. It has the overall effect of looking extremely comfortable and safe.
SplitTheSky Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
omg, this is beautiful!
How big is this picture in reality?
TheShock Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
as my folder says, Impressive !
romeogfx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
A Critique:

The finished piece is generally well-concepted in colorization and tone to reflect the timelessness of the fable upon which the imagery is based. Undiluted tonalities however keep the viewer firmly grounded in a contemporary setting.

Though well done, the artist could have been more keen to follow the lighting through the details more carefully...with a near whiteout at the center of the frame only a few leaves (just above the girl's hips) actually convey that proper sense of light.

Lighting should have presence on the boughs of the bending tree, her hair, shoulders and even her the uppermost portion of her calves and possibly the toes to carry through the sense that the distance light (which is barely noticeable just beneath the sleeping girl's shin on the bedding) is penetrating her resting place and embracing her slumber with warmth and comfort of a distant but brighter future.

Overall, wonderful job!
princessandthegoblin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
My favorite hands down. everything about this picture is absolutely breathtaking; the girl, her pose, the lighting and detail. bravo a thousand times again
Hardshoulder Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The warmth and depth of this piece is endless. It's hard to take your eyes away from it. I discover new things in it every time I look at it. This is art that really makes you feel and wonder. . . .
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Thank you so much! <3
FictitiousCapricious Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
I wish I had an actual big book of these paintings.
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Photographer
Hi ...dear PinkParasol ...!!!
This beautiful illustration Art work is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thank you very much!
myfairytaledreams Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Amazing colouring
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