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Labyrinth: hula by lily-fox Labyrinth: hula by lily-fox
It could be his rejection and defeat, or it could be the first time he fell in love with Sarah. Both are painful, thrilling falls. A little melodramatic for me, but it gets the point across. (I'm lame!)

I'm stuck on that long panel look. This whole thing was an excuse to draw the animal bones on the shoulders of Jareth's owl coat in the last act of Labyrinth, and you can't see much of them. I want to do another.

This one was frustrating and I don't know how I feel about it. I did it during a bad cold, so I was cranky and stuffy and inclined to half-ass it. Goddamn, I don't know what I was thinking with all the fabric. Never again, unless I get some skills.

The title kind of needs explaining; I've been really heartbroken twice in my life, and both times the only thing that made me feel better was listening to "Drowndeep: Hula" by Maxwell. It's an undulating, underwater song, appropriately embryonic, like a good Codeine fog. It put a new feeling to the word "hula".

materials: ink and Letraset illustration marker on bristol, plus a touch of the ol' PS
music: Maxwell, "Drowndeep: Hula"
Do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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:iconashangel101010:
ashangel101010 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
I think this is the perfect fit for Jareth.
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BeigeCascade Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible...this image elicits the resounding feel of the song while capturing a moment of drama for the Goblin King!
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xXMasterUndertakerXx Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I think its beautiful, captures him wonderfully you did better than I ever could have at capturing the mood.
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ghoulsville Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
this is really incredible! your linework is awesome ;o; can't wait to check out the song, too...
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:iconstrawberryprincess94:
oh my god...so beautiful <3
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SilverGateForest Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
So moving, so much emotion ... I really love how you captured his beautiful features here :love: :heart:
~ Pris
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barnowlgurl23 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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Infernalchaz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
lol your not lame, your awesome :)
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:iconblackwings78:
blackwings78 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Noooooo JARETH!!!!!!!!
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EisTraum Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I've browsed DA for labyrinth art MANY times, and I found this piece probably over a year ago, and I still think it's the best Labyrinth fanart I've ever seen. Totally my favorite. I love every single thing about it. Fantastic work. :iconcheezburgerplz:
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SherilynMichelle Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
love it
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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Jareth :cries:
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Turned-around Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
;___; Jareth, no. This is heart-achingly beautiful, stunning.
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:icondesultorie:
desultorie Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Lovely. It reminds me of Tom Canty.
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Truelovesfantasy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Beautiful as always. It looks just like him *swoon*
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BNDGKMELOPHONE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
huh. you are such a very interesting artist. i LOVE your labyrinth work!!!
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BNDGKMELOPHONE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
so entrancing to look at.... cant take my eyes off it...
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ReginaZelfiXD Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Oh Jareth...
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selena-lenoir Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
NO! NOT ALLOWED! NO! Dx Oh god...I'm in class right now...just...I almost cried out in pain in the middle of lecture. Jareth...just...no...my baby... </3

Other than that...very nicely done. You are a very talented artist...
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surfergirl2015 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
I love the use of the tans in this drawing the whole thing is very life like.
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mrs-explosion Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I would really be honored to get this as a tattoo...but of course I would need your permission :D
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
You honestly wouldn't need my permission, but I would strongly urge you to reconsider. While it is hugely flattering -- the ultimate "I like your work" -- I really dislike the idea of it being permanent on somebody. You can get something so much better, that will mean something special forever. This might not be that thing.
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mrs-explosion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
Well if you dislike the idea I seriously wont get it out of respect for the artist. I feel very close to this film since I watched it over and over while I was in the hospital. And every time I hear Bowie sing Within You, I cry a little bit. I know how he felt at having something torn from him, to believe you have all the power in the cosmos and then have your pride and heart shattered. I went through something very similar with the suicide of the man I loved. The pain you painted on his face and the look of utter defeat is why I would love this on my body. But I respect your wishes :)
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
You know something... I realize now it's pretty arrogant of me to assume that I know what's better for the person who wants to have something tattooed on them. I don't have any tattoos myself, and I'm also lucky enough to not have gone through anything as heavy as what you have. I'm so very sorry you've had to go through that, but very glad you're doing better now. I can't even imagine.

Knowing what this means to you now, I would be honored to give my permission, and more than anything I'm so touched, beyond words, that anything I drew could mean something so special and personal to you. If you still want to get this done, please do so, and i would love to see the result.
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Merfness Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
breathtaking
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summerstone Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I actually really like this.
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PhantomCarnival Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
beautiful expression...
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EYESofCORAL Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I really can't stop looking at this picture! Just...gaaaahhhheverything. <333
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ikinhahh Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
OMG!!! PERFECT!
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juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
love it
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NamaraOberon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect. I love this
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Stabarella Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student General Artist
I love this! I'm so happy someone got the jawline right on Bowie for once <3
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Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I don't like seeing Jareth like that at all. Jareth is the Goblin King go to Norse Myths that makes him Loki. AKA "MY GOD".
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
If Jareth is your "God"... You know, I can't even be arsed to make fun of you until your graduate from the YA novel section.
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Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'm a Pagan, I have over a 1000 Gods and Goddesses. But "Loki, Ares and Artemis" are the ones I pray to most. So it's not some fan thing want I say he my god. He really is.

So make fun if you want.
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Ahhh ha. I see now. Sorry for generalizing. You don't meet a lot of practicing Norse-based Pagans these days.
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Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I know, I only know one other who belives in the Norse Gods. There are so little pagans lift in the world.

So let me guess, when I said that he is my god you thought I was a mega fan or something of Labyrinth?
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Given how many Labyrinth fans I've met versus how many practicing Pagans I've met, how would you have taken it?
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Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So there are real fans like that for Labyrinth? lol

You got a good piont. :)
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lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
Well, usually when someone refers to a fictional character, they don't usually mean it's their actual god, they're just practicing hyperbole. Unless you count Jesus, but there's some controversy there.
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couchmochi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow this is cool! And very beautiful. Love the movie. =)
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Queen1990 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!! <3
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JarethLover1 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Writer
its good
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celina-tamwood Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This made my life so much better. XD I <3 it all.
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ChemicalBlaze Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It very much reminds me of the various depictions of The Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. Is that what you based this off of?

It's very beautiful, either way. Wonderful, flawless job.

:tea:Elle
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:iconmadame-enfer:
Madame-Enfer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Wow this is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconangelwishes:
angelwishes Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student General Artist
i LOVE your efforts in the fabric.
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ForeverisGone13 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
<3 <3 he looks so beautiful
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:iconit-princess:
it-princess Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
This image is so unbelievably made of awesome. It takes an artist with real talent to be able to convey the sense of heartbroken, lost and loneliness that this single image just radiates. Fantastic. :) <3
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GrayEyesOfNight Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
Truly love it,
Mostly how you captured his loss. <3 it
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