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Fairy Tale Heroines 3:5 by likeOMFGitsJONNY Fairy Tale Heroines 3:5 by likeOMFGitsJONNY
Briar Rose

In most classic fairy tales, the good female character is smart and loveable, but most importantly, she is beautiful. After taking inspiration from fashion photographers, designers, and models, I wanted to portray these heroines as the classic yet modern beauties that they are.


This is one of five pieces as part of my junior thesis project.

acrylic and gold leaf on canvas, 22" x 28"
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Given 2012-11-19
The morbid beauty of Fairy Tale Heroines 3:5; masterfully celebrated in acrylic and gold leaf on canvas from ~likeOMFGitsJONNY. ( Suggested by ruby604 and Featured by SRaffa )
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Captain-Black-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is beautiful and compelling!


It took me awhile to track down the original - this is all over tumblr and pinterest - but well worth it, since now I can admire your other work!
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Cliftonwebb Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It's very romantic and fantasy like but also macabre and scary. Cool work.
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flowersdontbloom Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its so beautiful. I love how it is peaceful yet creep at the same time.
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Ms--Understood Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ......
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Happyvietsmiley Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ouuu i really like the skulls and roses together :D it is a lovely piece !
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vya Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
That's beautiful! :heart:
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JesseLax Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Briar Rose is a lovely fairytale---if not one of the less heard ones. I was so surprised when I discovered it that it hadn't been mainstreamed as well as the others now in popular culture.

Your work here does a fantastic job of illustrating the sense and feel of the story, as well taking some of the more abstract curves of it and simplifying it for us. Thanks so much for sharing, and good luck on your thesis!
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CarolineBlack Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist
Kate Winslet?
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, congratulations on a DD :heart:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
beautiful work and a well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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haciendodesigns Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
lovely composition, excellent work!
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StoneDrunk Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Amazing!
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solalis1226 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   General Artist
Wow! Wonderful!!
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ASHLEYNYC1 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
great stuff
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akatsuki-no-yume Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Finally I know the author!
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midnightINK Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
She reminds me of Kate Winslet. Love the composition.
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Jazzy-mine Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WHOA Beyond amazing! :D
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kazzimiranda Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!
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hase-illustration Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Beautiful !!

Love detail skull ~
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Joaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student
Very beautiful and skillfully rendered.
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sock-eating-ninjas Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous ;o
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Blacksnowstorm9049 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredible!
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jennedy Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012   Writer
This is gorgeous.
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chrome-mate Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Fantastic work, I love the gradient of colour from pink to red in the roses c:
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WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks so peaceful.
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful - congrats on the DD
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DimmuCZ Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and disturbing. I love these contrasts, ironies and paradoxes!
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drowinglessons18 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Photographer
This is absolutely beautiful. Wow.
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Puuronen Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wonderful piece!
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FlowerCatGirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is incredible!
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool concept i love the bed of roses and skulls look too
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lovelysolitude Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Simply... beautiful! :heart: :+fav:
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bubblegummachinehead Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
nice colors and style.
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MaeFleur Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
This is absolutely beautiful...
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Kimi-Sinopah Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Artist
beautifuuul :) :) :)
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Are all the skulls former princes who attempted to rescue her but got attacked by the thorns? This is morbidly beautiful.
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btm397 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Absolutely beautiful, first glance I thought it was a picture of Kate Winslet.
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
this is so cool~! love the toning and composition.
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome!
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volotation Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
c'est bien la photo
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Loochi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely! :aww:
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
truly a beautiful painting!
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offermoord Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
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diejjj Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Wow this is amazing! Absolutely love this! Great job!
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megara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful interpretation <3
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bottled-mermaid Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Awesome! I like the amout of skulls, and the roses among them. I also love the contrast between the dark bg and her pale skin and hair. Beauty, love and death are always together :)
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Mousse95 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so gorgeous wow^^
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