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Sleeping Beauty by AnnSofieVejs Sleeping Beauty by AnnSofieVejs
This is my interpretation of the Sleeping Beauty. I drew it with pencil and colored it in photoshop.

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rainsoaked Featured By Owner Edited Sep 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous. I love the way the thorny branches project into the centre of the image. Reminds me of the fairy pieces by Arthur Rackham: the earthy tones and the whispy illustrative style.
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EvaGataArtist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it <3
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks dear! Heart 
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant.. But is it suprising? :3 You always create relevant and wonderful atmosphere, I love it! ^^
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Heart  Not really that surprising, I know! ;) (Wink)  
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Aka-san Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:D (Big Grin) Hug 
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Your style is absolutely amazing ! I love this rendition of the classic fairy tale <3
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Heart 
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DeniseCroy Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
:) 
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glasslinger Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Such a beautiful work!..
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :-)
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Chloe-Valens Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the background, and the maiden's hair. Sleeping Beauty is lovely in your interpretation!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017   Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much! Heart 
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Chloe-Valens Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You are most welcome! 
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nehab16 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful and ethereal:) (Smile) 
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you Neha!! :-)
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nehab16 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
You are most welcome Ann :) (Smile) 
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Writer
Wonderful work! I love the detail!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :-)
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ghostyheart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are the best artist I've ever seen!!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
You are much too kind, thank you! :-)
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ssabbath Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
very well done... bravo!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :-)
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Varagka Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful work!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :-)
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centrifugalstories Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Professional Writer
What a beautiful wedding of romance with mystique. The length of the sleeping beauty's golden hair signifying the years passing by in somnolence. The tree branches surrounding her in a menacing suffocating manner, because wherever the human influence is absent, nature takes over.

Despite her being asleep, she has her shoes on, because a beauty should be elegant even in her slumber, behind lock and key. After all the charming prince to wake her up might come at any moment to release her from the land of Morpheus. Such poetry in your picture dear Ann.

If you don't mind me blabbering away, taking inspiration from your painting I'd like to share the story of Endymion with you.

Endymion was a shepherd and grandson of Zeus. He was so bedazzled by the moon, that he became the first man to observe its movement as it crossed the star filled firmament while he spent nights at the field tending to his sheep. Selene, the godess who led the moon through the night on her golden chariot, felt the young man's eyes on her.

She paid him some visits in a cave he used to sleep in. She fell in love with his image, but as a godess she could not stand the thought that Endymion would grow old and lose his youth's beauty. Thus she asked Zeus, to keep him this way forever. Zeus did her bidding and Endymion stayed forever asleep, inside the cave, where the godess Selene pays him visits still to this day, to just stay close to him and marvel at his eternal youth.
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks for your very poetic and beautiful words! :-) I'm so happy you like my work! And also I'm a very huge fan of greek mythology (and Homer's epic poems too!)  and that is a great story, thanks for sharing! :-) 
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melliottf Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice tones.  Your drawing is beautiful.
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!! :-)
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sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   Digital Artist
:iconicantbelieveitplz: Oh, Dear! This is so... :iconilikeitplz: AMAZING!
I love all the little details in this drawing.
The dark yet peaceful atmosphere of this picture is just awesome, great work!
(sorry if my english is bad)
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for such a great compliment!Heart  I'm so happy you like it and that you noticed the details!  Hug  
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
The linework and choice of colour really harmonise well.
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you think so :-)
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lavenderl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ^^
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BlueCaroline Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!Heart 
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Defectorillustration Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
i especially like the black thorny roots and the hair. i somehow mostly recognice those details
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :D (Big Grin) 
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phantsythat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's very beautiful. You would have been a star in the Golden Age.
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for such a sweet comment - you are really too kind!!! Blush   It means a lot coming from such a great artist as you!  Heart 
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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Wow, your linework is incredible! Reminds me of the Rackham and Dulac, love it :) Great lighting and atmosphere too.
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Traditional Artist
Aww thank you so much, you are too kind!!! Hug I'm very inspired by golden illustration and Rackham and Dulac so thanks - you just made my day :) (Smile) 
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Mortiscia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well done! =)
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! :) (Smile) 
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TribalGraces Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! And I like the way the thornbushes have invaded the castle--nice touch!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! :D (Big Grin) 
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artyarts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Nice, I think it really sums up that part of the story
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :) (Smile) 
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ArteSerberal Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is amazing!
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AnnSofieVejs Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! - that is very kind of you! Hug 
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