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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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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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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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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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