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Painting the Roses Red by Reckless-Buddah Painting the Roses Red by Reckless-Buddah
This is an update of an older image that I just HAD to redo ... I cringed inside when I looked at it - so it needed work - and here it is! Now I donít cringe! :D

A take on a younger Red Queen who loses it (be it from the pressure, all the power or wateva), and so starts painting the roses red... with blood... Mwahahahahaaaa!

The image and title was inspired by the song sung by the cards in a scene from the 1951 "Alice in Wonderland" by Walt Disney.

Lyrics:
"We're Painting the Roses Red ~ We dare not stop, or waste a drop. So let the paint be spread, we're painting the roses red! And many a tear we shed! Because we know they'll cease to grow, in fact they'll soon be dead. Yet we go ahead painting the roses red! We planted the white roses by mistake, and the queen she likes them red. If she saw white instead, she'd raise a fuss! And each of us, would quickly lose his head. Since this is the thought we dread, we're painting the roses red!"
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DragonPatronus Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Never had that phrase seemed so very foreboding until now...
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Nantosuellta Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!! All your work is stunning!! :love:
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
:blowkiss:
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CelestialAnachronism Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just noticed the hand clinging to her dress.... ^^
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
:mwahaha::zombie:
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wiccalaura Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful!
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
thanks :hug:
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Coriandor Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
This is an awesome piece of art!!!!
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
:smooch:
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Bethcritchley Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Student Artist
it isn't that scary but my own mental image of the queen is like this but even more homicidal! it brought back long forgotten nightmares but the painting is still very beautiful :)
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
ah - I see :)
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:iconbethcritchley:
Bethcritchley Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Student Artist
Scared now but awesome work :)
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
haha - she cant be thaaat scarey...
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AdroVonCrow Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just want to tell you that i'm Featuring this work in my journal! I hope you don't mind!
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
oh wow - thanks hun!!! :heart::tighthug::heart:
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blitzcattbabe Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
stunning! I love your version of the queen!!
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
thank you so much! :blowkiss:
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blitzcattbabe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
my pleasure ^_^
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:iconironaura:
Ironaura Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010   Interface Designer
so surreal... love the gaunt shoulders and arms! Do you illustrate full time?
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
No, unfortunately, I teach full time and so can only grab short little bits of time to do art work.
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:iconironaura:
Ironaura Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Interface Designer
teaching... either fine art or graphics right?
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:iconreckless-buddah:
Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010
Visual Arts
- But I would like to introduce the kids to graphics as of next year
- think it will be very beneficial to them in the future
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:iconironaura:
Ironaura Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Interface Designer
definitely, it's one of the fastest growing disciplines out there, and i think SA could use alot of improvement in that field, can't tell you the number of times i cringe to see horrible do-it-in-Word design each day
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tuyenktran Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
What a stunning, stunning piece. It's such a simple concept--yet carried out so brilliantly (and, of course, beautifully)! Easily your best piece--I love it! :heart:
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
why thank you! :tighthug:
I must admit it is also one of my faves!
Just those blooming hands - sigh - but practice makes perfect!
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ilikepie94 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
so brilliant! and the flowers are so delicate x
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Aw thanks! Delicate bloody flowers :D
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sparrow2009 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
too great!
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Aww, thanks hey!! :hug:
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Milo-Wildcat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Student General Artist
very cool
the shoulders and arms are a bit too petite for my liking, but that's just me :P
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Reckless-Buddah Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
:DThankies thankies!:D

Mmmm, yes, they are but that is because of the perspective, we ist looking at her from a slightly lower level - hence the level of the roses and broad hips etc.

But thankies for comment and love lady person!
:heart::tighthug::heart:
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