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

Details: [link]

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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9 out of 9 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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notmor Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
such a beauty makes me feel a bit like a child again Love 
Exstarsis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Student 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  Hobbyist Photographer
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
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