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What Nobody Knew Was... by str4yk1tt3n What Nobody Knew Was... by str4yk1tt3n
Ugh I'm so stressed out right now because both DA and tumblr have changed their post setups and I can't DEAL with this right now and my brain is freaking out so much mehhhhhh.

*deep breath*

Sorry, I want to post something intelligent and articulate, and after already being frustrated by the changes to my tumblr, I came over here and everything was different here, TOO and it was just...my brain was just all, 'nope. I'm out.'.

So.
Drawing a little longer a day. Been staying about an hour late to draw almost every work day and drawing a couple times during the day as well.
This came out a little...greener than I thought it would? I don't know. There are some things that aren't quite what I wanted...I started off going a little bit more stylized/comic-ish, but his nibs was havin' none of it and every time I tried to go back to my more angular, graphic sketch for reference, I ended up more...here. I don't know. I'll see how I feel about after a couple days away from it.
Anyway, as you can probably tell, I've been having fun playing with type lately. As long as I draw it myself.

Um yes. So, art.
Labyrinth.
Jareth wondering what the hell is so intriguing about this random mortal girl that keeps drawing him up from the underground to skulk around watching her. Sarah obliviously LARPing.

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:iconbelleheart:
I never watched Labyrinth as a kid. I actually discovered it on a Youtube video of the top ten creepiest kid movies (which Dumbo should NOT be part of!). Anyway, I finally watched the movie because of fanart of Sarah and Jareth. It wasn't as "romantic" as I thought it was, but I liked it (even though I'm glad I didn't watch it as a kid; I might have thought it was scary). I especially loved the ballroom scene. I think I have a love/hate relationship w/ the idea of Jareth and Sarah "in love." It's a romantic beauty-and-the-beast-ish idea, but she's what? 15, an age that I think isn't mature enough for a romantic relationship (unless you're a disney princess). Then again, that just depends on personal experience I guess. Still, he seems much older than her. Otherwise I would be all for it. Finally about your drawing: I like it :D. Sorry for the long comment. I didn't mean to write a novel Blush.
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hahhaha! No, novel is fine. It is always interesting to get people's thoughts on these things. I have always loved the sarah/jareth relationship, but definitely think she IS too young and that he is ...a bit of a creeper. 

My take on things is that he is a member of the fae race and they have that fascination with humans from time to time. I assume that, as a long-lived race, he's quite a BIT older -- probably centuries -- so to HIM, a year or two plus or minus in the life of a mortal isn't much. Plus he's seen ages in which 15 was a perfectly acceptable time for women to be married and begin having kids. But Sarah chooses not to go with him, despite her fascination with his glamorous beauty and mystery -- even if the girl she was at the START of the journey was naive enough to possibly make that choice (had her brother not been at stake), by the end she has, ironically, matured enough to know that she's not buying what Jareth is selling -- at least not now. I've read plenty of fics in which they are reunited later in her life and things go differently, but right now she knows that, as much fun as running away to a fairytale SOUNDS when she reads it in a book, that's not something that is smart to do.
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Well said :) I don't think I considered Jareth to be centuries old (and I can't believe I didn't); probably because he looks more human than those other creepy goblin puppets. What I really like about him is that he breaks into song as if he were in a musical; I love musicals Singing Plus, when my heart was breaking b/c of Toby's crying, Jareth cheered him up. As for Sarah, I totally fell in love with her as soon as I saw her room and how much she liked fairy tales and fantasy. Then, I didn't like her when she was being mean to Toby while he was crying, but I liked her again when she decided to save him. :D
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Oh I just LOVE Sarah's character development in the story. 
I mean, Labyrinth is REALLY a story about a young girl growing up. She goes from being a somewhat self-involved teen (as is normal and natural in a teenager) to really growing up into a young woman as a result of the trials she faces. 
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RoronoaEmi Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. Very original. (also makes Jareth a total pedo stalker tho XD ) *snort* but really yeah I like it a lot. : )
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However, as the fey are known for spiriting away children, I don't think they really see human lifespans in the way that humans do. Also they don't really have the same kind of morality. Not saying pedo stalking is okay, just that I don't know if the goblin king's obsession really counts. 
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MissJaney-Designs Oct 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have spent the last two days lost in "omg-jareth-art-is awesome" land and this is by far the most beautful and intriguing I have seen yet! :)
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
Oh gee! :blush: Wow! Thank you so much!!! 
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:iconbekadavis:
Soooooo beautiful!!!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
awww thank you! 
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