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Golden Slumber by jackieocean Golden Slumber by jackieocean
I got the idea for this picture after spending a few days raking leaves outside. It's inspired by my love of autumn and my love of fairy tales. This isn't specifically Sleeping Beauty, but more of just a general fairy tale-esque picture.

The line art was inked on paper and then I painted on a series of ink washes. After that, I scanned it and all the color was added in Photoshop with my tablet. A step by step version of this can be found here. Full view is strongly recommended!

Oh, and the title is inspired by The Beatles' song Golden Slumbers:
Golden slumbers fill your eyes
Smiles awake you when you rise
Sleep pretty darling do not cry
And I will sing a lullabye


From November of 2005.

Prints are now available!
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:iconmariel-redwood:
Mariel-Redwood Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
The arrangement of the different elements is great, especially her hair. I love the little acorns!
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:iconlifecapture:
lifecapture Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
wonderful image
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Alastordemon Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Insane!
How long did it take to draw all these outlines for the leaves? :-O

Great! :D
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
It took a while. It was kind of mindless work, so I think I was watching a movie or something while I was inking.
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:iconalastordemon:
Alastordemon Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Imo that's hard work. Doing boring things is killing any motivation ^^
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:iconfaeries-and-phantoms:
Beautiful, just beautiful.
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DarkWulf988 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008   Traditional Artist
wow i love this so much. you don't mind if i make this my background do you??? I love the colors and the girl in it kinda reminds me of a chara i made up from a dream . This is just breath taking in my opinion
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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sweet-pea84 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
ooo i love this so much it is just beautiful. wow just magnificent.
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:iconchioccioletta:
chioccioletta Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Golden slumbers is one of my favourite song, and your work really makes me dream!your whole gallery's fantastic!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the lovely feedback! :)
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:iconketutar:
Ketutar Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!
I'm featuring this artwork in my journal entry "Golden Amber Honey" [link] :-)
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner May 27, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much for the feature! =D
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:iconnessal:
Nessal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
leaves *_*
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Haha :)
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:iconnessal:
Nessal Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006
leafves *_*
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ha! :)
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Maquaii Featured By Owner May 13, 2006
i like the colours, how they fit together...
I'm not sure if its intentionally, but it looks more like she is lying on a floor with leaves texture on it, then actual leaves on the ground. (if you get what I'm saying) nice choice of colors tho :)
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner May 21, 2006  Professional General Artist
No, I totally get what you're saying. I probably could have made the leaves look more dimensional, but I honestly didn't have the patience to get super detailed with the coloring. Guess I should have thought of that when I started drawing it, haha! But as I was working on it, I liked how the background reminded me a bit of old detailed tapestries, so I really didn't have too much of a problem with it.
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:iconbldg88:
Bldg88 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006   Photographer
this is very beautiful, another must fave :D
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! This pic is a favorite of mine, so I'm glad to hear you like it, too. :)
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:iconbldg88:
Bldg88 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006   Photographer
I like how you use washes and very cool traditional style, you also have your own stylistic way of art too :XD:
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:iconshikaz:
Shikaz Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
background is amazing and adding to the whole piece
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! The leaves were time consuming, but the work paid off in the end.
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:iconangel-nahla:
AngeL-NahLa Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006   Interface Designer
breathtaking.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconmake-a-wish:
Make-A-Wish Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
a beautiful soft skin tone.

gorgeous autumn colors as well.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks. I really enjoyed working with these colors.
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:iconfl1p7h1s:
FL1P7H1S Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006
This is beautiful! I love the use of leaves for the backdrop. :3
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Fall's my favorite season, and after a day of raking leaves I was inspired to draw this.
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:iconcassandra28:
Cassandra28 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Beautiful colours! :heart:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconnirinia:
Nirinia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006
It's lovely, and such a vision of fall/autumn.
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was really happy with the way this picture came out.
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:iconnirinia:
Nirinia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006
You are most certainly entitled to be happy with it.
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:iconcheramyn:
cheramyn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2006
This is just..stunning, really, for once I'm speechless, the colours are so exquisite and..wow :+fav: :heart:
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I really enjoyed working with these colors.
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:iconliorry:
Liorry Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
oh.. her hair is soo beautiful! the texture of the background is perfect, you're talented!
well done!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Her hair was fun to do.
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:iconshichimidori:
shichimidori Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006
:faint: Excellent work!!!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2006  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :thanks:
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:iconmoththemotti:
MoththeMOTTI Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005
this is really emotional picture. i love it
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:iconmoththemotti:
MoththeMOTTI Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
:)
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the feedback. :)
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:iconbluestarlight:
BlueStarlight Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2005
Absolutley beautiful! She is the perfect picture of fall!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you think so.
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2005   Traditional Artist
I love the overall composition of this. I feel as if I'm floating above her. The detailing in the leaves and hair is wonderful. Stunning!
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the lovely feedback! :)
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:icontimstapels:
timstapels Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2005
Detail and texture are simply amazing, fantastic work, love how you've drawn her face also. :)
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:iconjackieocean:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Making detailed pictures can be a bit tedious at times (all those leaves!) but it's always worth it in the end.
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