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Pan's Labyrinth by blix-it Pan's Labyrinth by blix-it
2011 EDIT: This was drawn back in 2008 (see original version here), but I recently was going to try and resize it to fit 11x17 (it was only ever an 8 x 10) ... and then I accidentally recolored it. I can't contain myself when renderbation is an option.

Not to be preachy or anything, but it is May. A bunch of students are graduating college, wondering what the hell to do with their lives. XD And I kind of want to say to you what someone else said to me that made a huge difference in my perspective. More artistic growth has happened for me in the two years AFTER graduating than has happened during the 4 years I took my degree. The original version of this illustration I did at the beginning of my senior year, the current version is done 2 years after graduation. There'd be more artistic growth observed if I'd redrawn it too, but the coloring says enough, I think.

So anyway, onwards and upwards.

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:iconalexfactory: pointed out back in 2008 that there is another super famous, super amazing artist to produce this concept in this composition. T_T; But by the time I found out, I'd already completed this image, and I liked it, so ... oh wells I guess. Can't have too much Pan and Ophelia anyway. ^___^
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genivere75 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Picked this up @ RadCon and its mysecond favortie thing i have of yours :D
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yellowpikmin88 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The fawn is a great character
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EmilytheNeko Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I love this~!

I remember when I was younger, I found the DVD and watched it. My dad yelled at me, saying I wasn't old enough yet. I simply tilted my head, and said, "But I love it. Is that monster with the eyeball-hand-things gonna eat her?"

He got rid of it :( But then he rented it for me. So happy~!

This is really great!
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ChaosFallenAngel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
^_^ Getting it colored on Wed... Ill send you pictures :) Eep... Im excited.
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Edenfur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so simple, but so effective :aww: I love the colours and lighting, and the texture of the shading is lovley too :aww: Nice work ;)
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FaeOfDoom Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
"holy shit" :)
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ChaosFallenAngel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
>.< OMG Im so mad I ran out of money at RadCon, I wanted to buy a print of this sooo bad. Would you be terribly offended if I maybe permantly put this on my body? lol I love it, its so cute, but dark and it would be a wonderful addition to my tattoo collection ^_^
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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blix-it Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
Hey thanks very much! That tumblr was fun to peruse. Some nice features there.
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carlie5474 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i love this
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CrowClaws Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I looove this movie (mostly I love Pan and the Pale Man)! Your depiction of them is unique and you gotta love that color palette :love:
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Pimpypants Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's still gorgeous :D
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shihrevolution Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awww.... I love this movie :heart:
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elizabeth26213 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i really enjoyed that movie and this picture makes me feel the same
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:iconvicked:
Vicked Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing!
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AliGFX Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
nice work :)
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CMCarter Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
The details here are brilliant and the colours so vivid. Well done.
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SP85 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011   Digital Artist
amazing work :love: I really love the colors in this version :heart:
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radioactiveshake Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
A really great improvement. I like to think the brain gets more creative when it's now loaded with homeworks and other requirements. :iconheplz: Anyway, very nice! :)
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ajamoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous! I don't think I ever say the original, but I really love this picture, and I am a huge fan of the movie, and would definitely put this up on my wall next to my signed poster for the movie ^^
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blix-it Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
oAo you have a signed poster of the movie? Who has signed it for you? <3
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ajamoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
Derp I read that as "Who got is signed for you" I WENT TO ART SCHOOL X_X
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ajamoore Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional General Artist
I got it signed for me :D I met Doug Jones two years ago at DragonCon and like hung out with him for a bit. He's the nicest person I've ever met. When I first went up to him, I had the worst day ever (I spent that day alone wandering D*C, having a really sucky time) and he could tell just from looking at me. He got up and hugged me for like two minutes and then talked to me for forever. It was AMAZING. Like I already loved the man, not just for Pan but for HellBoy and Hocus Pocus and just in general because he's an amazing "monster" actor, but holy crap that made me love him like 234235355x more.
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FeathersOnFire Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
You coloring skills went up x1000. :wow: Have you been arting as a full time job since then?
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Frozen-song Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
The coloring is fantastic ^ ^
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SuzetteRGreinwich Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Your colors now look totally more... 3d ish. :D looks great! I love seeing fan art for this movie.
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iMandarr Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
OMGTHISISSOAMAZING! I can't like this enough. <3 The colors are beautiful, the original colors were very nice, but there is so much more depth with the added colors. <3 <3 <3
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BloodieAssassin Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student General Artist
i love this movie
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BeanisGreat Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I know who this is! I've only ever seen it in the Spanish version though, but I still Love it!! XD
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blix-it Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I think there's only a Spanish version, isn't there? oAo My copy is spanish with subtitles.
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BeanisGreat Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Really, and I was hoping there was an English version somewhere... Either way it's still great artwork!
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow i like this movie <3
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theredocti Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I LOOOOOOFFFF DISSSSSS. I do.
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XibXib Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the shading and gradients in this. There isn't enough of Pan's Labyrinth fanart out there.
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Rowen-silver Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Oh please, girl. Your coloring has been top notch as long as I've known you! (Lord knows I've told you enough times.) This is stunning, and the simplicity of it (compared to some of your multi-image comic pages) just makes the whole thing more sublime. Kudos for revisiting and improving old work! It totally paid off!
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Raentrieve Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Much better contrast, i like! :D
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Raentrieve Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On a moment's consideration, it's topheavy. I was considering featuring it, but with it being topheavy I'm not sure. Why aren't there vines or moss decorating the bottom? Maybe not for this pic, but for future ref.
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blix-it Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
I usually make a rule of not replying to critiques, and this is definitely not a ploy to make you feature this illustration.

But I feel like saying something I guess. It's currently a trend, especially in digital art, that all spaces need to be filled. There needs to be an ass ton of details filling all aspects of an image. There have been DDs I've suggested where the moderator has responded by saying a piece is really nice, but it is just too "simple" for their tastes.

It's a personal frustration of mine.

Quality does not have to be measured by whether or not I have filled the entire canvas with eye candy.

Negative space and simplicity can be just as powerful.

I don't think this illustration would gain anything by having more vines, or text, or grass (what I originally put on the bottom, and then removed.) There is beauty in simplicity. This illustration fades from detailed light to rich shadowed black.

The concept is not furthered by more detail. I would only pander to the masses by adding it.
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Raentrieve Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I wouldn't think you'd do any such ploys. :) I've always liked your art, and I like this one too, I just.. as a fellow artist it looks topheavy to me. My eye keeps going to the bottom and looking at the hooves, cuz that's the only thing there. If the vines weren't there breaking the fourth wall on the top I wouldn't even think of it, it just feels like they set an expectation. It could just be the negative space thing, but I'm not sure. <3 Anyways, keep being awesome, okay? :D
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citybuilder Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
sad movie but beautiful drawing
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Yuuza Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i loved that movie @o@ your drawing is such a nice tribute :D
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47ness Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ahaha, total agreement on the college thing. And then there's those bloody geniuses who make all their fame and fortune before, or just outright skip, college. *glares at Silicon Valley*

But I like college because it was all about putting your feet to the fire and seeing what you could produce in a [more] disciplined setting than just going it alone. But, yeah, everyone has a different story to tell.

Excellent improvement exercise btw. :nod: Good thing you had a landmark subject matter to tinker with, and not something that would be painfully dated by 2011 standards. ;
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PoweredByCokeZero Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Utterly gorgeous, I love it! :heart:
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cmccrrzy Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Student Writer
This is gorgeous :D
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Peppermint-Pinwheel Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That movie was amazing!! Great show off improvement :D
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Anomalies13 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional
Now I wish I could get a full-view version of the 2008 Pan's Labyrinth for compare, facebook is lame because it doesn't support PNG. :hmm:
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ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really great! I really wish I could bring myself to watch the movie >_< I can't stand scary movies...maybe I could sit down with a friend who's seen it and have them fast-forward through the really scary bits...
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely LOVE that movie!
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123Miharu-Harumi321 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa this is beautiful!
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systemcat Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hmm this almost reminds me of Wicca art :).
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