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The Goblin Prince by soapybubbles3 The Goblin Prince by soapybubbles3
It has been a reaaaaaaaaallly long time since I have posted anything up here!!

In that time I think I can safely say that my style has changed a lot, hopeful for the better!

And so alas, Here is his nibs again! His royal highness Jareth, Prince of the Goblins.

I hope you like it! please let me know what you think :D 
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literaryromantic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So amazing! I feel like it invokes Wilde's wonderful Dorian Gray. His essence is so well captured that you feel like he may walk out of the frame. I don't really know how to describe it other than riveting.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Student General Artist
Wow, thank you! Always loved the tale of Dorian Gray. I'm glad you like it! :D 
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herlastvagrance Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
did you, by any chance, reference this off a photo of Bradley James?
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student General Artist
yup! haha! As I was watching Merlin I couldn't help but think he looked like he could play a younger Jareth :) I started this picture as just a colour study but as i worked on it it started looking more and more like Jareth so I started to reference a few pictures of Bowie too. I hope you like it :D 
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herlastvagrance Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015
i do like it, very much. did you share it with Bradley? he happens to be a huge Labyrinth fan himself, i'm sure he'd love it too!
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I hadn't even thought about it to be honest, haha. I knew he was a fan, maybe I will :D Thank you! 
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Gabonri Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
i love this so much. it looks so much like a young bowie, and yet there are subtle touches that reveal its jareth. you captured bowie's likeness beautifully, but also made it your own. gah! i love it!
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know it you've seen this one, but it took my breath away! 

www.fanfiction.net/s/10504796/…
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Sorry I took so long to reply! 

I just finished reading it, its great. Can't wait to see where this tale goes...

I love the descriptions of the painting, makes me feel oddly proud and happy :D
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You've inspired a lot of people through your work.  You should feel very proud!  :D
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BekaDavis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've often pondered on Prince Jareth and if he ever lived without all the hair and sparkles. I imagined him looking something like this too. :) Simple and beautiful.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you :) I like to think that the glitter and glamour was all for Sarah's benefit and that the true goblin king is deeper and rawer than his flamboyant 80's getup suggests :P 
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BekaDavis Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems we have the same ideas. :)
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for letting me use this image!  Here is a link to the story it inspired!  *Warning! Angst ahead.

www.fanfiction.net/s/10439085/…
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Not a problem! :D I love the story! Would love to see it flourish into an epic story with plot twists and political intrigues with plenty more angst but as it is I think it is a great prequel set up and shows wonderfully why Jareth is how he is :D Thank you for sharing it with me! :D
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome. :D
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EllenWeaver Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Whenever I want to picture young Jareth, this is going to be the picture in my head.  Thank you so much for posting this.  it's truly beautiful.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :D 
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gagambo Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
whoa
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Philyra2 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on the sidebar and even the thumbnail struck me.  This is stunning.  His face is so expressive.  He looks very much like the petulant prince version of the king we all love.  I feel there's a story behind this one.  Beautiful job!
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :D I'm glad you like it!! 
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TheLastUnicornLives Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014
This is a really wonderful painting! I help to run writing challenges on the LabyFic livejournal community and would love to use this as inspiration for a writing prompt. Would you mind if I posted the painting over there as a prompt? I would of course give you full credit and link back to your page.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I would be honored! I look forwards to reading what people come up with! :D
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TheLastUnicornLives Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Awesome! The challenge (with the painting) is now up. I'm very excited to see what stories people come up with :).

labyfic.livejournal.com/135773…
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tmwillson3 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
His hair.... that was the first thing I noticed.  Being young it makes total sense for it to be more normal, and he seems much more somber.  I really like the lighting you used for that reason, really adds to it :-)
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D I always thought he would be more somber and troubled in his younger years for him to turn out as he did. I'm glad you like it!! :love:
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Student General Artist
thanks! 
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nightroads-child Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
he is so cute.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! 
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nightroads-child Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
welcome
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SushiFaerie Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Amazing!
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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savannarodriguez Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love his hair. Feels youthful and modern. Like it!
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D 
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ahhh youthful Jareth interesting and awesome :D
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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KaiDarknight Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you;re most welcome :)
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Whobleyh Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
Awesome :D
A youthfull Jareth, haven't seen that before :O
And I like the feeling that the picture gives, adolescent proudness :P
Suits the idea of him.
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soapybubbles3 Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D 
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