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ACEO : Sleeping Beauty II by Achen089 ACEO : Sleeping Beauty II by Achen089
Because when i struggle or i'm stuck in the art department, i paint a Sleeping Beauty and lo, all the inspiration and enthusiasm come back. She's a muse of sorts.
I have lost count of how many sleeping beauties i have lying around in various stages of development.

You can see the other fairytale ACEO from this collection here : achen089.deviantart.com/galler…

Pencil, watercolours, white gouache and gold acrylic, 8,9 x 6,4 cm (3.5 x 2.3 in).
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MoonstreamFeline Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
everything about this is perfect. How do you even. 
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mizuuumi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Watercolour as it should be used! Stunning work!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment!
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:iconmizuuumi:
mizuuumi Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student General Artist
No problem! :-)
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goddessandmcmanus Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014   Traditional Artist
A lovely sleeping muse
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Featherlyblow Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Writer
Awestruck.. I am awestruck! You did an amazing work! :) Reach for the stars ... 
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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classically-fragile Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014   Photographer
I feel the same way about this particular fairy tale, it's one of my favorites. :)  Your rendition of her is breathtakingly lovely. 
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment! :)
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classically-fragile Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Photographer
you're very welcome, I'm in love with your gallery :hug:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I love this! Her dress is so gorgeous. :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconladybrookecelebwen:
LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Yume-Sakurai Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
haha, that's so great! I love your sleeping beauty but then you are the good fairy of watercolours to me anyway ^^ all the patterns and beautiful drapery *_*
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your lovely comment, it's definitely one of the best i've had! :XD:
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Beautiful painting! The serene expression on her face is very pretty and well done!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
You're welcome :)
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely! The amount of work you get in that tiny space is amazing.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment!
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome!
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I know that. I have something similar with snowwhite/ little red riding hood. when nothing comes I paint them. This is gorgeous. I love the little beads.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well, they're such familiar themes yet you can do something a little bit different every time, isn't it? I don't think i'll ever get bored of painting Sleeping Beauty. :D

Thanks for your nice comment! I love pearls/beads, they just make everything much more regal. :D
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H-Johanna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose it's also because they're constantly retold tales and ever retelling has a different meaning or idea. Which is why every presentation has that as well. I look forward to seeing many more of your sleeping beauty's then

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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely work!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BriarsandThorns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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BriarsandThorns Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Always a pleasure! I always adore your art and it brings a wonderful smile to my face 
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
It makes me very happy to know that. :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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StarFashionista10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Writer
This is gorgeous. I wish I could create pictures like this. :)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you for your compliment. :)
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StarFashionista10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome :)
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DeepKimchee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
This is lovely.  Reminds me of Trina Schart Hyman.  Gorgeous patterns, colors, linework and love the pearl embroidered sleeves.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your nice words! I adore Trina's illustrations so it's a huge compliment for my work to be compared to hers.
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aruAlice Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all of your fairytale paintings they're just beautiful!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, it's lovely to know you like them!
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply breath-taking! The pearl-work on her sleeves is particularly impressive! They look almost real! And the embroidery on her cushions is fantastic- this  must have taken you ages- how can you create such great detail on such minute pieces? It's incredible! :D
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments on this! I am actually much more comfortable working small, though it does require some very thin brushes and even toothpicks for some details like the pearls. :D
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QueenLucySusan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Beautiful.
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
i love all your fairy tales works!!!!!Wink/Razz Clap Meow :3 
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
It makes me very glad to hear that. :)
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BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
my plessure. do you know yhe fairy tale The raven by the brothers Grimm?
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Librie Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it :heart:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Glad to know you do. :)
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mimimoseley Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Enchanting! Wow.
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