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Labyrinth: the trophy by lily-fox Labyrinth: the trophy by lily-fox
Sarah's prize: the head of the beggar bird, which Jareth disguised himself as in the Labyrinth tunnels.

I loved that vulture-headed costume, and I love the idea of Sarah flaunting her victory with spoils, something that belonged to the King.

I hate working with dark colors and severe shadows, and I'm still not very good at it, so I thought I'd practice. Dark fabric is way less of a brainache than light. I don't even know if that makes sense, but oh, it's true.

I realized too late that the little skull pinned to the hat is a tiny humanlike skull and not a rodent's. Even creepier! A faerie skull? A tiny goblin?

It's only a costume, just rags and bones, but what's Jareth's is Jareth's. No doubt he'll make it a mission to get it back and teach her a little lesson...

materials: ink and Letraset illustration marker on bristol
music: Björk, "Come To Me"
Do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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Labyrinth: the trophy by *lily-fox: This is a deviant who has been suggested to me by both yodeladyhoo & IRIA-L-unpardonable, and it took me quite a long time to give her a DD because I really had a hard time settling on just one piece. I've finally given in and selected this Labyrinth piece, it is remarkably well-rendered in traditional media and is incredibly passionate, but boy do I urge you to check out the rest of the gallery. There are so many gems that you will understand why it took me so long to choose one! ( Featured by aunjuli )
Deadbodybella Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very VERY inspirational! That movie is easily one of my all time favorites, and knowing she was the first to beat him. Amazing work. 
floweringgarlic Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art will be featured here this Friday! ^-^
My Girlfriend loves this. Please sell me a print for her birthday :)

P.S. I think all your art is awesome, keep on creating
TaffyBennett Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful. i love your use of color
Fantastic. Very strong and haunting. Labyrinth is one of my favorites. (Found this via the io9 article on Labyrinth fan art today.)

*dance magic dance*
wingsofjudas Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible! I love how well you capture the characters, work with traditional media, and flesh out the original story.
You're amazing.
ashren Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE this!! Totally original and captures something I haven't seen in other labyrinth fanart. Just fantastic!
Wonderful! I loved that puppet looking disguise as well. :nod:
LizAdeniji Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the subtleties of this piece. The bold and simple colors, her side glance... Her sense of dominance through mischief, it's a little erotic.
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