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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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Given 2008-02-12
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 )
Madam3strang3 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
love this! Very creative beautiful work using the beggar bird costume and love your color palette you used for this. I don't think there ever can be enough fan art for labyrinth especially if you continue making them. 
ViHarley413 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is honestly probably one of my favorite Labyrinth artworks of all times. The expression is just fantastic and the colors are magnificent!
MHuwCarr Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
The expression in her face is utterly brilliant.  I was working today on a 3D representation of Sarah from Labyrinth, so I can appreciate the profile as being accurate.  There is a lot to enjoy about this image.  Its flow and its dimensionality are superb in my humble opinion.
Hatteress42 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Related by fandom. Have you ever read A Forfeit of Dreams? Cause I'm about ready to come apart at the seams.
DeanJohnsonArtStudio Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your design sensibily
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I see I'm not the only one who sees this, but it really looks like Sarah's wearing Blind Pew's disembodied head.
PeachiePaws Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General 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 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art will be featured here this Friday! ^-^
Chris-1980 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful. i love your use of color
ErisOnWheels Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
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 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible! I love how well you capture the characters, work with traditional media, and flesh out the original story.
KareK4n0 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You're amazing.
ashren Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOVE this!! Totally original and captures something I haven't seen in other labyrinth fanart. Just fantastic!
supamanda Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Wonderful! I loved that puppet looking disguise as well. :nod:
LizAdeniji Featured By Owner 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.
lily-fox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
I love this interpretation of it. It makes me like it all over again. :)
BNDGKMELOPHONE Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student General Artist
... Breathtaking...
squigglyprose Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
vexen-the-cat Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful!
Cami25 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Any chance this will end up on Etsy? Or any other Labyrinth art? This one and 'feathers' are my absolute favorites. I could be incredibly jealous of you and your talent but I'm too in awe of it ^^. I wish I could have your gallery as wallpaper in my dorm :) your work is very inspiring
myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is a great drawing i also love the thought process you were going for here
startraveller776 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Minda-Mouse Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoa!! This is so awesome!! :D
baobunny Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I loved that costume! Cool thing is they use it again in muppet treasure island.
PinkVillainess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
I am in love with this. It has so much romance and feeling. It just moves me every time I see it. Great job. It is so beautiful.
WeebleClock Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Oh my god this is gorgeous. You are so amazing with composition!! You inspire me to practice coloring.
Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I would of loved if they conitued it. It's amonug the best films I ever sea.

Drawing came really great.
lily-fox Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Thank you much!
Pagan-Moon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sure no prob.
MelisAsh Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
It`s so beautiful! Amazing art!
BlueBell212 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually it looks like a rat skull....Totally brilliant by the way!
I would never imagine her being so smug looking....I love it!
It really goes with her character and her famous words: "It's a piece of cake!"
Love it!
HowardGlitch Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
oOvorpalaliceOo Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is just stunning. I love the tiny suggestive story that goes with it.

"Nothing...nothing...nothing tra la la?"
xxxRiku-chanxxx Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is gorgeous. I love the coloring!
yellowis4happy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaand another favorite. And another I overlooked before.

The movement. And the shadowing. And her expression. Goood it's all so gorgeous!
Eruanna89 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Oh my GOSH, I just realized I hadn't favorited this yet!
:iconheaddeskplz: FOR SHAME!

So sorry, it's been years. I still gaze upon this with love, it makes me want to go read fanfics RIGHT NOW. So much awesome~
Celestic-Muse Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011   Digital Artist
:la: This is simply fantastic!!!
KierstenViolette Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job! I recognized what this was immediately!
Myhirome Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
God, I wish I could get a huge print of this...
SunshineNine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
Her expression!!!!! Love this, interesting idea :)
Amadalia Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
YerSuchAGirl Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This has got to be the best Labyrinth fanart, if not Labyrinth, then Sarah fanart on Deviantart. You got her profile down perfctly, and the pose is wonderous, and ugh!
:icondatgypsyplz: this is so cool.
Not-An-Android Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
How did you do that? Is that pencil? It's very well done.
MissJaney-Designs Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
i love you for this :D
MaryKatherineS Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   General Artist
I love this...the idea is great and your dark colors are fantastic!!! Now, where can I get me one of those...hmm...
viviR2 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Beautiful piece of Art!
Now I have to watch the Labyrinth! :aww:
Havenwic Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Photographer
this is amazing
wizzcat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
Your work is so beautiful.
Hot-Sox Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is AMAZING! :heart:
I love the way you drew her and I LOVE :heart: the colors!!!
do you remember what colors you used for her skin? I really need skin tone markers... mine are all wrong or running out -.-
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