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Twisted Fairy Tale by Shira-chan Twisted Fairy Tale by Shira-chan
My entry for the Twisted Fairytales Contest. Sleeping Beauty!

I didn't use the Disney designs, cause I didn't want Prince Phillip getting eaten by a zombie ^^;

This picture took three days, between 5 and 8 hours each day... I think it's a record for me. I rarely take that long to finish a picture. But I went full shading on everything and texture-happy, so there was a lot of little detail involved in this that normally isn't there in my other comic pages.

I deliberately wanted to try a strictly horizontal panel layout like you see in a lot of comic books these days. I declare it a success.

For the record, I love this. :D
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Critique by pirategirl25 Jul 30, 2009, 2:42:01 PM
This is very nice. The shading is well done and the people are well porportioned. The princess transforming into her zombie form is very creative and it's nice how the face looks the same as it goes through its transformations. The prince's intenstine is also well done.
The coloring is also nice. It's clean with no scratchy lines. The panel with just the red and the black shadows is fantastic.
I think that when you show a close up on her face, there could be a little more shading, maybe around the eyes and under the eyebrows.
But other than that, I don't have any other critiques!
Very nice work.
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Critique by NewGirlComic Aug 3, 2009, 7:43:34 AM
This is truly remarkable! I love how this starts off in a very romantic type style and tradition only to go wrong, so very wrong for our prince charming. Your flow from Sleeping Beauty's transformation is just spot on. the prince's face looks absolutely terrifying and the last panel is gruesomely cool.

I can really see that after she is done feasting on his organ that she would return to her slumber and wait for her next Prince to try and wake her up. Shira-chan, you are an artist who constantly gets better and better. I salute you! I wish you the best in the contest!
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SoulSinger4Him Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So does this mean the prince will rise up as a zombie and they will rule as king and queen of the undead? :D
monstermaster13 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love the very Tales From The Crypt-like ending  twist there,   plus Zombie Aurora reminds me of that lady in the bath from Kubrick's version of The Shining.
jan-cesky Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014

Your picture… might be funny, but it’s a complete nonsense :)

If you read the fairy tale carefully, it (in all the versions) says something like this:


“The King, Queen and servants had all started their morning routines and right in the midst of them fell asleep too.  The horses fell asleep in the stable, the dogs in the yard, the doves on the roof and the flies on the wall.  Even the fire in the hearth grew still and went to sleep.  The kitchen maid, who sat with a chicken before her, ready to pluck its feathers, fell asleep.  The cook was in the midst of scolding the kitchen boy for a mess he'd made but they both fell fast asleep.  The wind died down and on the trees in front of the castle not a leaf stirred.”


As you can see, all the living creatures fell asleep, and even fire and wind! I always deducted (even as a child) that this concerned also all the bugs (notice the flies in the quoted text), bacteria and every living stuff causing the decay of the body. So the princess's body could have stayed untouched for 100 years as the fairy tale states :)

Cmanuel1 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Eww! Scary!
8Darkness-Seeker8 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
BlancaXLobo Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014
grossy and brillaint. i wish you'd something similar to snow white or little riding red hood
Deadpool2000 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Fraggin Epic Man
StatenTheGargoyle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
artimiss1238 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student General Artist
epic win :3
EminemGirlie Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very nice picture, I love the idea and the creepiness to it, Great job :) :thumbsup:
TheAwesomeHetalian Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
this is like seriously the best thing ever.
CeceSoulEater Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist
That was nice i liked it
scarkitty15 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
what is she eating? creepy much? in the words of nightcrawler; thanks for the nightmares. bamf. me out.
SalvatoreGirl18 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
that is awesome!
Versailles70 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BEST. FAIRY TALE. EVER. I'd so read more fairytales like this!
madisonclaref0114 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
goldenlion02 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
lol just happened to see this. my daughter loves this one!
QTcomics Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
aki5 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That... escalated quickly.
aki5 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That... escalated quicklt.
SansNoir Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
MOAR. WE NEED MORE TWISTED FAIRY TALES. NOW. ;______________________________________________; PLEASE?
YuniX-2 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
goldensparkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
wicked, brutal, epic
3 words one comic
MelodyXIV Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Love how twisted and dark this is XD
JollyRedQueen Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is... just... awesome
Aisheyru-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
bloodprincesskagome Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
well in the original fairytale
she slept for over a hundered years....
so I can see her melting after being kissed.
its awesome :) love it!
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Writer
I adore the zombie theme. :D
BobaLecter Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
katiediazz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Holy crap! this scared the shit out of me! O.O
FancyOwls Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my life is complete.
Rainbowdash-mlp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Artist
How did she turn into a zombie?
goldensparkprincess Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
i think once the spell broke the ageing prosess sped up, and cuz she had been asleep (in the original) for over 100 years, she was probably hungery/half dead
so...yah know she grabed the first pice of meat she saww
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Writer
CREEPY!! >w< XD. I still love it!!! You rule!!!!
ChewyKookie Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol hilarious!
thats what you get for randomly kissing a sleeping lady that you dont even know! :D
awesome work!
Celestius-Nexus Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love you.
M3TR0-P0D Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mm yummy
Connia Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
BelaVietFTW Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
... I don't know what to say. This makes sense though.
FukayamaYuki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
IT'S SOOOOO TRUE THOUGH!!!! I mean, after a hundred years of just sleeping, you'd think Aurora would die sooner or later. Then of course the "spell" *cough*curse*cough* is still keeping her alive thus the zombie effect. I FINALLY UNDERSTAND MY CONFUSION NOW!!!!!!!!
Snowflower--Chan00 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Writer
LOL yeah it does make sense!!! I'm scared! O.O Darn it, they should make a remake and put this in it!!!! :D
marskipio Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
awesome & funny
DragonBloods Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is awsome
chichiboy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012
peter pan and the lost boys becoming twilight ish
Cajetas Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
Awesome..i've been playing find the source for a good hour..not enough people give credit and i don't like posting things that others just reblogged...
Talespinner Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just so great.
OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I do like this one better.
kitsune-blue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012

Someone stuck this on Memebase.
When I saw it I thought I should let you know.
Since they didn't link you or site their source or anything.
Shira-chan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I just found out about that earlier today. I think someone else posted a link back to me somewhere in the comments, but I definitely appreciate the vigilance! :)
kitsune-blue Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
Yeah, a couple of us did post links, I didn't notice that until I refreshed the page and scrolled down a bit,lol.
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