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Princess Ozma Tippetarius of Oz by sparkyrabbit Princess Ozma Tippetarius of Oz by sparkyrabbit
At long last, this is finished. It's been about a month in the making. I'd hoped to finish it up in time for Ozma's birthday on August 21st. I'm not a huge Oz fan, but I am a huge vintage illustration fan, and John R Neill's original illustrations are gorgeous. Ozma is about as art nouveau as you can possibly get. I agonized a bit over the hair color--in the books she's described as blonde, but in the art, she's a brunette. The dark hair ended up being more compositionally effective. These are the sort of things that keep me up at night.
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CatDefender Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
I'm so pleased you gave her black hair instead of making her blonde :-)
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Centurion030 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2015
She originally was described as having a blondish color but later illustrations were very much darker-brunette as you have said. Nicely done!
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible. I'm sure Ozma would love it!
I prefer Ozma with dark hair, so I think this is a good choice.
Those poppies really set it off!
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
Even if you're not a huge Oz fan- well, okay, maybe I'm not either- perhaps bigger than you, but not as big as the convention attending super fan type... Anyway, even if you're not that big a fan, I do like this piece; it's cute and evocative of the original illustrations while maintaining your own style.  Plus I've always liked Ozma for some reason.  
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, since I did this piece I read a bunch of the books and now I am a huge fan, lol.  Ozma is still my favorite!
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rocketdave Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
That's cool. :)
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Pretty! :)
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)

Here's a drawing of mine I thinl you might like. It's Oz related.

sketchman147.deviantart.com/ar…
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like it!  :D
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)

Come see more of my artwork whenever you want.
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ChipmunkRaccoonOz Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Any reason as to why she's barefoot?
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It was just my way of showing that even though she's the ruler of Oz, she's still just a kid.  :)
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ChipmunkRaccoonOz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm. Never considered that. I'll have to remember that for a future project.
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saeriellyn Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional General Artist
That is really lovely! I'm not into Oz but I love nouveau and you really did a great job.
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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LiminalWorks Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Love everything about this!
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sparkyrabbit Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!  I'm gonna have it as a print for Con on the Cob.
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Deledrius Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I definitely can't wait to purchase a print!
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