Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My Version of Sleeping Beauty

I have been saving this one for sometime because I was not sure how best to approach this piece of mine. I did not want to scan it because then the top lid of the scanner might crush some of it. I then was in a pickle I could not scan it and I also had no working camera. I finally got a new camera for Christmas this year and YAY I got some good pictures.

 
This one was a hard one for me and mostly it was because of the mixed media I used in it. I started with pencil of course, then color pencil, watercolor pencil, gel glitter pens, felt pens, and each and everyone of those pink dots that are meant to be like gems are actually little plastic dots for scrap booking that were pain staking hand glued on one by one. I found this time it needed to be more princess like and added stick on rhinestones too. Last but not least her hands: they were the most trying to complete with faux flowers in her hands and faux feathers I think it gives it more of a fantasy appeal. I hope you all love Beauty as much as me. You can also click on the pictures for a MUCH larger image.

Original
 
Original Close Up

Filters in Photoshop
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21 comments:

  1. Oh she's beautiful! I prefer her in her original with all the bright colors...

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  2. That is SO COOL! Sleeping Beauty is my favorite fairy tale, so I just love this!

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  3. Wow, Lizzy this is your best one yet!!!! I love the mixed media look...great job my love!

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  4. This is really beautiful. I love the mixed media, it really brings this piece to life. Well done!

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  5. SO beautiful! I love the mixed media! Well done!

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  6. SO beautiful Lizzy! Love the bling but you did such a great job in creating depth and love all the color. You should be very pleased with this piece ;)

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  7. Holy cow!! That is amazing!!!! I love it!

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  8. I love it! The added details of the faux feathers and flowers make it pop!

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  9. Wow, Lizzy! This is breathtakingly beautiful!

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  10. Very pretty and I love the different textures.

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  11. Great work! This is my favorite of all of your art that I've had the chance to see.

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  12. Beautiful post and really tantalizingly beautiful blog... I'll be back!

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  13. Pricilla, you are so right about that I like the original best too. I want the hair too because you know ever princess has to have hair that is fitting for a princess.

    Ruth, thank you I am glad you enjoy her!!!

    Amy, hey there hot thang! Glad you caught this one you were my inspiration for it. I think I am leaning more towards nothing but mixed media now a days.

    Bonnie, thank you! I posted it for your enjoyment and I am so glad to see so many of you enjoy her.

    Wendy, thank you I had fun with her this time around.

    Roberta, You nailed it, I struggle with depth like a lot of artist do and this time the extras help bring her together so much more better. Thank you I am so proud of her.

    Kel, THANK YOU!

    Allison, I love the flowers too. I actually cut them out of a faux flower display vase in my living room. You are right though with out them it was not complete. Thank you for the kudos.

    almybnenr, Awhhh thank you!

    Daphne, this one I experimented with the textures and it worked for me. It has not always worked out in the past. This time it worked though. I am so glad you love it too.

    Rosanne, hehe if you want to see more of them in the navigation bar there is a "My Art" and all of the ones I have posted are up there except this one. I need to update the page asap but some of the older ones are cool too. Thank you!!!

    Melissa, I am glad you like it here and find it beautiful. It is a labor of love and one that I passionately love doing. I would love to have you back!

    Thank you everyone for you lovely kind comments. I appreciate them all and really it just motivates me to create more just because you inspire me to. Thank you for the love!

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  14. OMG Lizzy! She is gorgeous! And the photos came out beautifully! You are so super talented.

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! I am in awe of your talent.

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  16. Thank you Marg and Heather, it is fun and I love to share since you all are the fuel to my fire.

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  17. This is the first time I am visiting your blog and the first thing I saw was this. WOW! You are so talented! The photos are stunning!

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  18. Misha, thank you thank you I am just glad I have people to share it with who enjoy it. I am glad you found me, welcome to Historically Obsessed!

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  19. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY TO DIE FOR!!!!!! Lizzy I love it! The effect is stunning, especially with the feathers and the wonderful mix of colors and media. I think I love this one the best of all your girls. She is splendid:) You are amazing!

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  20. Lucy, thank you it means so much from a fellow artist. I saw your pink girl and she was so pretty. You know I love pink too. I am glad you love her she is my new favorite too.

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