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Sleeping Beauty by Foxfires Sleeping Beauty by Foxfires
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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
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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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:icontoondreams:
ToonDreams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
She was dreaming of cookies :3
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:iconlenamadeleine:
lenamadeleine Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
Just stopping by to say that this is georgeous !! I think its so beautiful
Greetings from Lena
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:icongreenwallsofart:
GreenWallsOfArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
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
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:iconbeyondimpression:
beyondimpression Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
BRILLIANT
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:iconkerensa69:
Kerensa69 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Omg...Omg... It's sooooo amazing! I am new in DeviantArt and this is gonna be my first "favorite"!!!! <3<3<3 :DDDDD
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:iconpurpleh2o:
purpleh2o Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
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.
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:iconjaksy20:
jaksy20 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I thought it was a photo!
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:iconginnyweasley-13:
GinnyWeasley-13 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much again!
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:iconjumpyjane:
jumpyjane Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009
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!
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:icon65heroine:
65heroine Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student Digital Artist
:iconmonkeyloveplz:u have been featured [link]
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:iconkittkat6790:
kittkat6790 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
I love the little details and the overall image
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:iconemperorimagination27:
EmperorImagination27 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
veryy purtyy
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:iconmathwing:
Mathwing Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Beautiful!^^
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:iconstinabg:
StinaBG Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
you are amazing.. your attention to lighting and texturing is beyond great :D
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:iconshadowleoparddreams:
shadowleoparddreams Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
Love it. Very realistic, love your light sources and stock choices.
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Omg....this is so fantastic beautiful!! I love it!! :love:
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:iconchristine-e:
Christine-E Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You are featured hun -> [link]
:glomp:
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:iconbriarrose9:
BriarRose9 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this is oh so beautiful!!!!!
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:iconchrysanthe-al:
chrysanthe-aL Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
GORGEOUS!
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:iconlovely-able-heather:
lovely-able-heather Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! :wow:
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:iconyami-tsuki-chan:
Yami-Tsuki-chan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Very nice. :3
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:icongolddfische:
golddfische Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008
featured - [link] :)
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:icontikklememo:
tikklememo Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
gorgeous :)
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:iconmidenian-lostie:
midenian-lostie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Beautiful!
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:iconvetalgo:
vetalgo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
OH MY ADONAI. this is fucking beautiful
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:iconimagothica:
imagothica Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
Lovely mood you've captured. Art is, for me, as much the evocation of a mood as it is about artistic skill. You've obviously got the ability to capture both!

Sleeping Beauty was also one of my favorite fairytales. I wonder, have you ever read "Spindle's End" by Robin McKinley? It was a retelling of the classic tale, which "explains" somethings that happen in the story. It really is a wonderful tale, losing none of its fairytale quality, simply expanding on the story.

Again, beautiful work.
:clap:
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:iconcharmedpearl:
CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
lovely :rose:
the peacefullness of the scene is captured beautifully....... :clap:
...sleeping beauty is such a beautiful story.....
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:iconshadowelve:
Shadowelve Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Pretty:clap: The details are awesome!
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:iconrongoio:
Rongoio Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008   Photographer
I am enchanted; what do I have to drink to go there? So pretty!
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:iconeverseeker23:
EverSeeker23 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Have you ever read the book "Shadows of Myth" by Rachel Lee? This picture reminds me sooo much of it's cover. I love the image, great job :)
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:iconarnieismybaby:
arnieismybaby Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
Stunning.
Michelle
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:iconlatinatx:
LatinaTx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Student
I like your picture. I am borrowing your picture for a class project. We are making a book.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Thank you so much for your interest! I'm flattered you would use my picture for the project - alas, the model who I used does not allow any usage of her picture outside of DeviantArt. If you are interested in using this for a project, you will need to ask =Kittyd-Stock for permission. Sorry! :hug:
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:iconfregal:
fregal Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
wowwwwwwww
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
:snowflake::kitty::snowflake:

Thank you!!
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:iconiriade:
iriade Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   Writer
Beautifully wonderful.

It looks like taken directly from a fairytale.

Fav it.
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:iconfoxfires:
Foxfires Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconrockpunk92:
rockpunk92 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
..thats true no one ever said what she was dreaming of. This is beautifully done!
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:iconcolofabrix:
colofabrix Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
Wonderful
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thisishowweburn Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007
:heart:
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:iconatreja:
Atreja Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
hello! I picked out this deviation for a news article about sleeping :) Hope you don't mind!!
[link]
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:iconfurandfeather:
furandfeather Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007   Traditional Artist
so preraphaelite! the colors are gorgeous and so is the girl.
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:iconarline:
Arline Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007   Photographer
amazing!
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:iconmeatballheadzzz:
meatballheadzzz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
I want to be a movie maker for my career (Director and editor) and I have always wanted to make fairy tale movies with this kind of tone. Beautiful and dark at the same time. Great picture ^_^
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:iconthetempestahead:
theTempestAhead Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007
Very nice!
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:iconvandollized:
vandollized Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
How gorgeous! The lighting is excellent; it gives such a nice, soft club on the character. And the details are such a great finishing touch to this work: the mouse hiding within the folds of her dress, the nest sitting near the woman and the detailed forest background. Excellent manipulation :aww:
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:iconcandysores:
candysores Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Hey! This deviation has been featured in the second edition of Deviously Sweet! To see your deviation click here. *squishes* :heart:
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:iconjenicaroseheart:
JenicaRoseHeart Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Student General Artist
wow..that's amazing!
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