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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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:iconbookworm-fangirl:
Bookworm-Fangirl Featured By Owner May 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Out of curiosity, do you use specific references (and if so where do you find them) or do you do everything from imagination?
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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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:iconclassically-fragile:
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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:iconclassically-fragile:
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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:iconrachelillustrates:
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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:iconrachelillustrates:
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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:iconbriarsandthorns:
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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:iconbriarsandthorns:
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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:iconachen089:
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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:iconmayumiogihara:
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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:iconstarfashionista10:
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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:iconachen089:
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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:iconachen089:
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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:iconachen089:
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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:iconlibrie:
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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