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Sleeping Beauty

Bloodred bittersweet roses,
Thorns as sharp as thy sword,
Heavenly Prince will you kiss me,
to go back upon your bespoken word?


My newest make-up of my Disney series.. Sleeping Beauty. It is my very own and different interpretation, kinda like she was the villain... Hope you like it! :heart:

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The little poem above is by my brother :iconsanguisgelidus: He also helped me with the photo editing, you should visit his gallery, he is really talented artist! :)
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2772x1892px 2.9 MB
Shutter Speed
1/158 second
Focal Length
14 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 24, 2012, 4:46:15 AM
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xRhiRhix's avatar
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This picture is a true definition of the fairtale it's based upon. The simplicty of it is a pleasant change of pace from your usual energetic pieces, and it fits the theme perfectly. The red trails down from the eye seem to symbolise the coma Aurora was put in, though the event was softened in the film. That alone is effective as it demonstratres the darker tones of the story.
The thorns on the eyebrow seem to be growing out of your skin, as you have used a tone similar to your skin colour, which adds another grim mood to the image, showing the evil piercing through Aurora's life, and emotionally deforming the person she was, though this is demonstrated physically.
The flower, of course, is a wonderous effect that symbolises Aurora's beauty and the way the flora encased her while she slept.
The green contacts add to the recurring theme of nature within this image and I believe it was a simple and yet marvellous technique.
Now, the lighting. You have used the lighting to your advantage and have dramtically edited the picture for the better. The darkness around the eye demonstrates the idea of the rest of the world being blacked out, to symbolise her long sleep, while the soft lighting on your cheekbone and forehead symbolises the way out drawing near, an effective metaphor for the arrival of the Prince.
And to add to effect you've even displayed the theme of sleep by simply closing your eye slightly.
Overall, a beautiful image and weell thought out.
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This is a beautiful piece! I love that you've pulled some macabre elements into a story that many Disney-a-fi. The flower literally looks like it's growing out of her face (and taking its toll, great blood!) and the thorns in the eyebrow are so unique. The only think I wold change is the jewel in the center of the flower. I understand that it might be a way to fasten the flower onto the eye, but it takes away from the realism of the overall composition. Perhaps try to find a more realistic center that serves the same purpose as the jewel.
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This is simply amazing.

My favorite is the thorns on your eyebrow, really makes the flower stand out as rose, flowers are often used in makeup but the thorns make you know it is a rose, rose which has always been the symbol for sleeping beauty. I love your bend of pink and white color around your eye, with the glitter it turned out quite nicely. The flower itself I can imagine must have been uncomfortable, but it and the little gems under your eye really give it flavor. Lastly I love your lighting on this piece how it goes from pure black into a very bright light, not just an amazing make up piece but a good piece of photography as well, keep it up.
PixieCold's avatar
oh thank you really much for youre beautiful and quick critique!!!
Shanster12's avatar
You're Very Welcome!
AnnieBee61's avatar
wow awesome work
ARIACAT's avatar
are copyrighted?
i love it
ARIACAT's avatar
is beautiful!!!
Talicia23's avatar
The description too
Talicia23's avatar
This looks... Wow
GraceGallows's avatar
i love the eyebrows 
PandoraTemptest's avatar
Me too, it's so creative!
I had to prove that I could amount to something this picked me up when I was down this put me back in the swing of things I figured I should share the wealth
FeatherEyed's avatar
You are very unique
shewolf4207's avatar
beautiful and unique total epicness!!!!!
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Featured in my most recent journal [link]
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RaptorDragoness's avatar
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. i love the thorn eyebrows. perfect. *applause*
SveTenderness's avatar
Это потрясающе!! Эмоции не передать словами. Спасибо вам за то, что вы делаете :)
IceRose76's avatar
wow that is amazing!
MgBlu105's avatar
this is my fave disney series one
I love the essence captured by this piece.. Absolutely beautiful<3 :DGreat job
PushToShove's avatar
love ur work, how do you add a posted art and show it in the description? like in the description you have the ariel and after hunt photos and i can see them with out clicking on them. how do yo do that?
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