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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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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!
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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
SuperSaiyanPony33 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
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