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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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ToonDreams Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
She was dreaming of cookies :3
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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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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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beyondimpression Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Photographer
BRILLIANT
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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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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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jaksy20 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I thought it was a photo!
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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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Foxfires Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much again!
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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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