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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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:iconmarcobodt101:
MarcoBodt101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member Hobbyist Artist
oh god i ship it so hard it's not even funny help me
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dast-bd Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
WOW! Beautiful scene! I love it Clap 
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
thank you! 
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goldenheartaly Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
This is a perfect scene of him just watching her. I love it.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Thank you so much! 
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Hassassinblack Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
I love this.  :) Haha, mostly because of the softness of the colors/darkness/etc.  Super cool silhouette.  
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
thank you! 
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belleheart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
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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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
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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belleheart Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
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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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
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 Featured By Owner 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:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
Oh gee! :blush: Wow! Thank you so much!!! 
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BekaDavis Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooooo beautiful!!!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
awww thank you! 
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!  I love things like this that tell a story and this does that perfectly.  The drawing itself is so expressive, you almost don't need the words on the tree.  I love the quote though and the stylized way it's written.  Very nicely done! 
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
oooh! Thank you so much!!!
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vexen-the-cat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
oh thank you! 
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
oh thank you! 
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:iconwecmiw:
wecmiw Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my favourite, i think

:)
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
aww thank you
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:iconladyofsteam:
Ladyofsteam Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is lovely. I enjoy the coloration and emotion. Of course Jareth loves her....Sarah is a LARPing cos-player!!!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
:) Thank you so much!
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:iconladyofsteam:
Ladyofsteam Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you fine artist for the lovely moment with Jareth and Sarah in an otherwise mundane day!!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Daww! Thank you so much!
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
love that it shows him watching her for while behind the scenes.
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PLUR1992 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Oh my god, one of the best works of Labyrinth as I see! It's so beautifull, and Jareth watching Sarah in the distance... powerfull! (Sorry for the many mistakes in redaction, but english isn't my first lenguaje... and I would like to practice my poor english)

Again, Really nice!
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thank you sooo much! You are very kind! (And your English is lovely.)
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katcombs Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture! It inspired me to get off my duff and start working on the next chapter of my Valentines Labyrinth fanfic.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Awww! YAY! Having inspired another artist is the best compliment an artist can receive. ^_^ You'll have to link me when it's finished!
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katcombs Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do have part of it up [link] but it's not finished yet.
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rose-maria97 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing ♥
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you.
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cluedog Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous. :)
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you.
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tabbicat12 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
a little stalkerish but I like it
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Well, Jareth is a little stalkerish. I think that's kind of his MO.
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nightroads-child Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
very nice.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
thank you so much!
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:iconnightroads-child:
nightroads-child Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
your welcome
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Nelpan Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
lovelovelove <33333333333333333333
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
:) thank you so much!
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PixelKitties Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am also very much upset with Tumblr's new posting/editing thing! I've gotten pretty used to DA's changes though I can't fathom why the heck they still don't allow you to easily insert text links into deviations! Argh!

Anyway OMG THIS IS FREAKING AMAZING IM GOING TO POST THIS EVERYWHERE NOW JEEBUS!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
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Awww!
I actually am hating the tumblr changes a little less now, as they seem to be starting to address a lot of the things people were complaining about, which is good. Although, even though they made it so you can add an image to a reblog now, they still don't let you upload a photo, and I'm all, do you guys even REALIZE I have a giant folder of reaction GIFs that you aren't letting me use?
But I still feel like this update was kind of annoying and unnecessary...pretty much everyone immediately hated it. :P The improvements just mean I hate it slightly less. That doesn't mean it's good.
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DriftingReality Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, I just love this soo much!
Just lovely with the longing look he gives as he watches her. :iconiloveyouplz:
Ugh, I swoon too much over Jareth. :heart:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Thank you so much!
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