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Here's Your Precious Princess by ashren Here's Your Precious Princess by ashren
Uhm...well I know you're all waiting for me to finish my final Tarzan family portrait thing (or maybe you couldn't care less and I'm just flattering myself) but I've made a diversion.

Actually it's a double diversion as what I was actually trying to do was make a submission for the Strangers Like Me group's halloween competition, but it was not going well so I did this instead :P I hope I'll manage to finish the halloween pic - it is a genius idea even if I do say so myself (modesty? I do not know this word).

But back to the deviation in hand - a tribute to my favourite Disney villain and princess all rolled into one as they are conveniently in the same film ;) the bit at the end of Sleeping Beauty where Maleficent tries to stop Phillip escaping the castle and then battles with him is easily in my top 5 Disney sequences of ALL TIME. I love the music.

I was going to spiel off here about my thoughts and theories regarding Maleficent and her obsession with Aurora but I won't bother because you all know what I'm like and I'm sure you can guess :P :P I have a one track mind.

A long while back I was planning to write a fanfic about Maleficent's past and how she got that way (a la Gregory Maguire with 'Wicked') but I am ever so excited to note that Disney may be going to do this of their own accord in the near future, with Angelina Jolie possibly playing Maleficent. CAN YOU THINK OF ANYTHING MORE AMAZING? Anyway, my own fanfic idea was based mainly around my observation that Maleficent and Aurora's mother had very similar looking faces so I thought maybe they were sisters. Maybe I'll write it one day. Who knows. More to the point, who cares??? ;)

Uh, done in photoshop and using a texture over the top and drop shadows on all the block colour layers to give it a collage look :)

So, yes, now you know that I do like other things that are not only Tarzan related :P

p.s. what is with people who prefer Aurora in her pink dress?? THE BLUE SUITS HER SO MUCH BETTER!! KTHX.

*EDIT: I tracked down the texture I used to make the effect, it's one from this pack [link] the artist has many lovely painted-paper textures.

Maleficent's hands seems to be floating in mid air and not attached to her body...I may go back and fix this.

~BalunStormhands linked me to [link] which is a great short story musing from Maleficent's point of view, of the scene leading up to this 'moment' in the film. If you enjoyed my picture I think you would enjoy this story very much.

**EDIT: Fixed Maleficent's hands/arms A BIT...added spinning wheel...hope you like :)

***EDIT: Wow, thank you everyone for making this (statistically) the second most popular picture in my gallery within just four days of posting. I never thought anything could come close to overtaking 'Swept of Her Feet' but this one may give it a run for its money ;) I'm really glad you all like this picture so much.

****EDIT: Final edit I hope! ^^; I made a big print of this and then noticed some mistakes, which I've corrected, including Maleficent's missing ring! Hopefully all is good now :)
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zetagraham Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I like this. It looks like Maleficent picked up the sleeping Aurora to show her off as a triumph. The title seems to support that, too.

Also, Merryweather would be happy to hear about your color preference. :)
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XEarthFaeX Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Wow, so beautiful
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Rosie4ever Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Just wanted to let you know that this pic is becoming quite popular on tumblr~  It currently has +1,600 notes. 
Also, I just think it's freaking fabulous~ <3 I hope to see more Sleeping Beauty art from you, in the future. :) 
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phantomofthesymphony Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
Oh, this is amazing.
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:iconnerd-xman06:
Nerd-XMan06 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Nice.
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:iconmyst222007:
Myst222007 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I love it!!!! More Maleficent and Aurora! How about one where Mal holds Aurora's body in her arms (cradle style)?
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bigreddoganna Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I dont know if its ok when I laugh about when aurora was pricking her finger on the spindle
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:iconflamme-doudoune:
Flamme-Doudoune Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Great work !
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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:iconnight-shadex:
Night-ShadeX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmm...

Excuse me, wha? Sorry... just... fantasizing...

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha! Well you're not alone there ;)

Glad you liked it :D
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Your artwork has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome and all, but the link you sent me didn't work! ^^;
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Katharine-Elizabeth Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
This has t be my favorite picture, my favrite villain is Maleficent. And I als love that you descided to have Aurora in her blue dress rather than her pink. I love the blue dress much better than the pink.
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very honoured! And I agree completely about the blue dress - it looks so much better!
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:iconmusicmermaid:
musicmermaid Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohh, very nice. Could you do one of Ariel and Ursula just like this?
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's not really my fandom. But perhaps some time in the future :)

I'm really glad you like this one though!
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jorge11juarez Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
ok... the actual moment when my inner me shouts at me: MALEFICENT!!! RAPE HER AND RECORD IT >:D!!!... damn it...
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think you and I may have a lot in common
^^;
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:icontori-kay:
Tori-Kay Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Ooo so dramatic!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconlordlos:
Lordlos Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
lol uh what's going on in this pic?
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's up to you I guess ;)
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Loveall1229 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Incredible treatment, I love the verticality, the texture, the color... Great work!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! You're very kind :)
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:iconginap4416:
Ginap4416 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. This is perfect. I can't even...
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:blush: wow, thank you! I'm so happy you like it :D
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:iconharperjade:
HarperJade Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is stunning on all accounts.
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :) !
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TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I think I just gasped.

Such drama and I really love the texture and weight of the lines and shapes, especially on Aurora. Maleficent looks marvellous, of course.

Fantastic work!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much :D I'm glad it captures that!
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TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
You're very welcome! :)
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is amazing! i'm really, really impressed
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, thank you!
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you're very welcome!
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Seawind16 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhhh the blue dress!!!! i love it!! i agree the blue is so much better, i think it is so stupid that they made it pink because they thought there would be confusion between her and cinderella....cinderella's dress does not even look blue there are time where it takes on a more gray white hue.... ha ha sorry ^_^"
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ashren Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, and apart from anything else the blue suits her sooooooo much better, and fits in with the colour scheme of the rest of the film. Pink is so out of place!

Glad you like the picture! :D
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Seawind16 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
agreed 100%
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
So beautiful! I really love this :)
And THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A PINK DRESS!!!
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXACTLY!! XD

Glad you like it :D
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:iconkonekotsukino:
KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Let us ban together to destory it!

And you're welcome! ^^
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed :nuu:
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HalloweenMonster Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! I'm one of the rare people who actually supports Maleficent/Aurora...please don't kill me XD This is amazing anyway! Great work
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ashren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I kinda support that too XD and if that's wrong then I don't want to be right!! ;)

I'm glad you like it :D
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HalloweenMonster Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm with you there!! ^^
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Circile Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I do think Aurora looks better in the pink, but I'm so glad you picked the blue because that's how it is in the movie most of the time. XD
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ashren Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then we can never be friends! ;)

I'm joking of course :) but how can you say the pink suits her better?? It's obviously the blue! I just don't understand you people :D

Oh and thank you for enjoying my art :happybounce:
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FrogMouthKid Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like the blue dress better too. Pink gets used a lot in official art and whatnot. It' sneat you do other disney art too. 8)
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:iconashren:
ashren Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's nice to make a change ;)
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FrogMouthKid Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed. <3
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