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Snow Queen v.2 by aruarian-dancer Snow Queen v.2 by aruarian-dancer
"Snow Queen v.2" -- scanned pen and pencil drawing colored digitally in Corel Painter

I'm gifiting this piece to :iconluciag: for the gift giving meme from January 2009. Hope you like it. ^^

For a more complete version of "Artist's Comments", please refer to the "Snow Queen" original drawing.

I failed to come up with an alternate title for this piece after all. So, it gets the boring "v.2" (Shame!). The main reason I couldn't come up with an alternative was that I think the drawing was done from Kai's perspective (He's the main boy character in the story.), and therefore the shards of the evil mirror, the roses from the windowbox, the snow bees (referring to snowflakes) in Grandma's story about the Snow Queen, and the beautiful abductor herself beckoning him... I also wanted to play with the word "eternity" somewhere for the significance in the story, but then I had read one quote from Kahlil Gibran, "Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in the mirror.", and everything got all mixed up in my head. :XD:

©Aruarian Dancer
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:iconvivafariy:
VivaFariy Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Beautiful!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly.  :heart:
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:iconjoyhorse13:
joyhorse13 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   General Artist

Wow great job!!! I absolutely love the detail you put into all the individual flowers, sparkles, and ice. The blue color scheme is a nice touch as well.

 

If you're interested, I did something similar (feedback welcome!) :) : joyhorse13.deviantart.com/#/ar...

 

Keep up the good work!

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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :D
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:iconbeachlovingirl:
beachlovingirl Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :flirty:
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:iconblue-willow:
blue-willow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! This beautiful artwork is featured in my "snow" themed journal here: [link] :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature!! :heart:
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:iconmoontessa:
Moontessa Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting idea with combining eyes crystals and flower petals. And I like that your queen is more sophisticatedly beautiful than coldly evil, as many artist picture her.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Mitzi :wave:
You've been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awww, thank you so much!!! :flirty:
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome :heart:
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:iconspiderlilies1989:
spiderlilies1989 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
fantastic!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^
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:iconspiderlilies1989:
spiderlilies1989 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
you're welcome!
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:iconnajeira:
Najeira Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Beautiful Queen!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:iconfuumiko:
Fuumiko Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Absolutely amazing!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly. :heart:
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:iconspring-nocturne:
spring-nocturne Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
gorgeous!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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:iconsubba-kun:
Subba-kun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
i dunno why she reminds me the Snow Witch from Narnia xD
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
She does! :D
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:iconarihoma:
arihoma Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
How awesome is that?!? She looks so fragile and powerful at the same time! I really love the lineart!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconladytzatziki:
LadyTzatziki Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconmadmoiselleclau:
madmoiselleclau Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi!!!!this drawing fist perfect with my art jam for this christmas (art jam is not a contest, is just for fun to let people draw about a specific topic and then publish all the artwork they have share) and this christmas topic is Snow queeN! if u are interested on add this to the entries u can send me the link or thumbnail to my journal! :D Thanks!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the invite. I just posted the link and the thumbnail code to your journal. ^^
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:iconhermitcrabstock:
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
Very beautiful :)
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ :heart:
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:iconhermitcrabstock:
HermitCrabStock Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
You're welcome :)
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:iconlavender2002:
lavender2002 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
You are a creative artist !!Truly stunning!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. :heart:
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:iconlavender2002:
lavender2002 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
you're welcome very much:rose:
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:iconwhitelighter5:
whitelighter5 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
Wow, she's beautiful!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^
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:icondragonfiregem:
dragonfiregem Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Wow.
That is absolutely magnificent.
And the way you drew her tiara, the way it actually glows, is fantastic.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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:icondragonfiregem:
dragonfiregem Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
You're welcome :)
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:iconfelina222:
felina222 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
I have a rather technical question: with what kind of scanner do you scan it so that it looks so smooth and clean? My scanner is rendering the image with a lot of black dots here and there, although my original doesn't have such dots. It's pretty frustrating to erase each one of them :P
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
It's just my trusty HP scanner that's a few years old. Nothing fancy. I magnify the scanned image and remove stray dots one by one just like you do. ^^
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:iconcoccis:
Coccis Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured this piece in my journal [link]

That is one beautiful piece indeed. And it does give so chills as well!
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:icon3lda:
3lda Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009   Traditional Artist
Hi! I featured your awesome drawing here: [link]
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
You, too, have a nice day and a great weekend!
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BaziKotek Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
Feature [link]
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^
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loopylass14uk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
I love the Snow Queen as well - such a wonderful story :heart:

I think you've captured her brilliantly as well especially as you say from Kai's point of view. The flowers, the bees , the winter beauty - all very enthralling and enchanting. But you can still see her true nature somewhat underneath - the way she clutches herself and tilts her head like that just strikes me as completely vain and aware of her beauty.

I really love how the roses at the bottom almost seem to have a hint of colour about them, like they have more life than the queen herself which suits the story ^^ Don't know if I'm imagining that or not but it's a lovely picture anyway!
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