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ACEO Bluebeard by Achen089 ACEO Bluebeard by Achen089
Next in my ACEO fairytale series,Bluebeard.Here you can see a wip,for those who have been asking me about the size and what an ACEO is. :)

Also,a link for those who might not be familiar with the tale.(There are other variations too of course)

Pencil,watercolours 6.4 cm x 8.9 cm

Previously done for my fairytale series of ACEO:
Rapunzel
Red Riding Hood
Sleeping Beauty
Snow White

And i intend to do 5 more; The Little Mermaid,Cinderella,Beauty and the Beast,The Wild Swans and Scheherazade.Then they will be up for sale. :)
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:icondragonwitch1469:
DragonWitch1469 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Interface Designer
But there is no bluebeard in the picture.
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:iconhelen790:
Helen790 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Those is the scene where she finds the bodies during which Bluebeard was away
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:icontimealchemistofnight:
TimeAlchemistofNight Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I remember reading this with my grandpa. Good job. :)
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:iconastridtheloon:
astridtheloon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
My favorite fairy tale! Beautiful job.
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:iconthymetoread:
thymetoread Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the pearls in their hair, and their expressions! So elegant...
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:iconmurmaidlure:
murmaidlure Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautifully done!
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:iconangelic-painter:
Angelic-Painter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you make a larger size????

And who is bluebeard??????????????
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:iconchb-diana:
CHB-Diana Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
awesome!
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:iconmarkrhansen:
MarkRHansen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a lovely ACEO ~ very nice imaginative illustration!
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:iconmoxiemyths:
MoxieMyths Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
i love the colors in this one
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:iconpucca922:
Pucca922 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Just read the story. Seems more like a horror story than a fairy tale. But I like it. :)
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:iconkristof333:
Kristof333 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Amazing illustrative detail...sometime I'd like to get in contact and ask a few questions about the ACEOs here and your work in general..thanks .Keep up the beautiful artwork!
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:iconelfinaloria:
elfinaloria Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Bluebeard has always scared me when I was little.:-) But still the picture is great!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
I love this fairy tale! A friend and I are writing a novel in 19th century gothic horror style with a retelling of Bluebeard as our introduction. It's just the way I imagined it, too! Very well done.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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:icondna-the-authoress:
DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
You're welcome! ;D
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:icongeviene81:
geviene81 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
It was my fav fairytales when i was a child... "Anna, get off! Because if you won't, i come to get you."
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:iconsachmet-chan:
Sachmet-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
oh I love this story my grandpa always read it for me :love:
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:iconoctomantic:
octomantic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice grandpa! ;D
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:iconsachmet-chan:
Sachmet-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
yesh ;D
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:iconkemisu:
Kemisu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist
Oh these are so well made! Really beautiful, not to talk about the earlier or later ones!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, i'm so glad you like the series!
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:icongrygirl8:
GryGirl8 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty!
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:iconabby416:
Abby416 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is probably the prettiest thing ever!!!!!!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you for your compliment! :D
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:iconmaryannfarley:
maryannfarley Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wow, such detail within such small dimensions. Beautiful!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconyura-chan:
Yura-chan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   General Artist
I love the dress :love:
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:iconercsi91:
ercsi91 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
I loved this story when I was a child,but still love it:D
Awesome work:DI see you were inspired by it as well:DDD
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riththewarluid Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this artwork, and Bluebeard holds a special appeal for me. My grandmother lives maybe five minutes away from Bluebeard's castle, nestled in the heart of the Loire Valley. It's just a tumble of ruins now, with one cracked and lonely tower, but it always held such romantic appeal to me as a young child. I love imagining this scene taking place in my favorite old ruins (as gory and dark as the story might be).
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
There's a Bluebeard Castle?! I didn't know. But i'm very pleased you liked this, especially since the story is so special to you. Thank you for sharing. :)
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riththewarluid Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for posting!
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Auggusst Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I don't know why, but I used to love that story when I was little xD I think it was because my fairytale book had excellent art, such as yours!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment!
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:iconauggusst:
Auggusst Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course~! ^^
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:iconmcfuz:
mcfuz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is my favourite of the series so far (:
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
wow this is cool.
This is amazing, beautiful and GREAT!!!
did you make this picture?
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:iconsushili:
Sushili Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
this is soo amazingly beautiful! I love her dress. you catched the feeling of the fairy tale perfectly! sorry for my bad english ^^
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your nice comment!
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:iconhikaphoenix:
hikaphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
It was my fave story growing up. What do we really know about the secrets in our lover's hearts and past? It is an important horror tale. Should be made into a movie
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Traditional Artist
There is a movie based on it, [link] . ;) In fact there are more,but i think the others are more like modern takes/adaptations.
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hikaphoenix Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Yep I saw that movie; it was nice. I still think the best version I ever saw was the full, non edited version of the Nippon Fairytale Theater animation back in the early 90's. It was morbid and wonderful and I never forgot it.
They should remake the tale.
Then again, I did see the story again on an episode of Buffy....Ted was creepy and made me afraid of stepfathers forever.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh,i didn't know there was an animated version!Thanks for sharing. :)
As for a remake,dark versions of classic fairytales seem to be very fashionable lately,i wouldn't be surprised if they did Bluebeard too. :nod:
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SissyBeth Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
sweet! :)
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asiapasek Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice work! Moody.
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:iconforeverbeginstoday:
foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
she's beautiful!! i love her hair and dress
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:iconsignsonthewalls:
SignsOnTheWalls Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
This is soooo gorgeous! Bluebeard was always my favorite tale...

Are any of your ACEOs for sale...?
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you and sorry for my very late reply,i've been away from DA for a while.All of the ACEOs will be up for a sale once the series is finished (there are three more),you can send me a note if you'd like me to let you know in due time.
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Fordorthien Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I love everything about this piece: her expression, hair and dress, and the incredible detail and use of colour. Can't wait to see what you do with Beauty and the Beast, by far one of my favourite fairytales.
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