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Through Dangers Untold by MelissaFindley Through Dangers Untold by MelissaFindley
Okay, I should TOTALLY be packing. I move in less than four days. wait... three days. *sigh*

But sometimes you get an idea, and you sit down and then you just get swallowed by it. Hence, this painting. When I get to crossroads in my life, for some reason I find myself turning back to Labyrinth. It's my way of centering myself, and it's cheaper than therapy.

This image is based on a fanfic I'm working on. No references were used (and I'm a little proud of that... and scared. There's something a little strange about being able to paint Jareth utterly from memory). The color scheme is very deliberately sort of gothic/film noir and there's some important stuff going on with the composition and posing.

I do have to say, I think this is one of my favorite Labyrinth paintings so far. It came out very different than I thought it would, but I really, really like it.

Labyrinth, Jareth, Sarah etc are (c) Jim Henson, David Bowie, Brian Froud and whoever else owns those particular rights.

PLEASE, no copying, no avatars, do not upload to your myspace or photobucket accounts, no use without talking to me first
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Selcave Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Ahhh, this is stunning
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SilkySpectre Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
beautiful! love this movie!
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glorifield Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you post a link to the fanfic that inspired this?  I would love to read your writing as well as see the visual.  Great job, by the way!  I love the feeling of darkness that you bring across.
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Arianne023 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Are you going to be selling prints of this image.  I love it, and would love to have a print of it.  
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SilverGateForest Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Wow, you have such skills! :love: :heart:
This might be my most fave of Sarah x Jareth on devART :)
~ Pris
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OurMotherJenova Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Student General Artist
I adore this so much, it's amazing! I will happily state I was able to watch the Labyrinth 310 in under 4 months, making it easily my favorite movie. Wonderful job on the picture! 
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Aubageddon91 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this!! it's so natural!!!
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The-Trikk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
So beautiful!!!
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Wolfariusorca Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing.
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MusicInMyMind Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. I'd agree with the therapy bit. :D

Hey, would you be willing to share where we could find your fan fiction?


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Loving-Chakra Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is a stunning piece! The positioning of the bodies is very natural and their facial features...sooOoo awesome! :meow:
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XOXIDKXOX Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
its beautiful ;o;

lol luv this movie~
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EmilyRevert Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Artist
simply wonderful only this
got talent
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Berries-Fields Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I think I nearly fell over, this is so lifelike.
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LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I love the sharp teeth! They are boto lovely!
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morgause1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow.
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Larasia Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
How in the World can you do this so Perfect!?:O
I adore this!0.0
its so Beautiful, how they look together with their hair in the Wind and Jareth Looping right in your Eyes...^^
i just Love it.
Point.
^^
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Danceingfae Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
I love how gorgeous this is!
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:icondrmeloche:
DrMeloche Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is majestic!
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ponyfrk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I love it! Sarah looks a little like Marion Cotillard.
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Admerxin13 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Which fanfic, please?
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Kyndsie Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Just joining the chorus of drooling GK-love.

My mental description of J's attitude here is "protective" or "territorial" instead of "predatory." He's not leaving her side. Period. He will protect her regardless of the cost, but he's staying close by. That warning look in his eyes, and his whole stance is one LARGE "back off or else" message.
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Angelvex Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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rose-maria97 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SO amazing! I hope I could draw as good as you with computer :S
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Darned4AllEternity Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good lord... :eyepopping: The hair, the eyes, the look, the feeling of foreboding, the... Okay, I listed pretty much everything, so... Er... Yeah. It's awesome. Words don't even begin to cover it... You wouldn't mind if I turn it into my new desktop wallpaper, would you? :)
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
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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KusubanaYoru Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
WOW IT'S SO GREAT!!
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AlmostAlyce Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Have to say this is just my all-time favorite fan art of Jareth & Sarah EVER... I visit it frequently!
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ikinhahh Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
OMG perfeito!
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BAMillustration Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely! Sarah looks older here. Is that part of the fan fiction? :)
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DizzeyyezziD Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love Bowie's emotion in this. Fantastic job!
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is blowing my mind. well done! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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elphieofkiamoko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous.
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Isolds-tears Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh this is GORGEOUS! Completely took my breath away. Embodies the feel of the film quite well.
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piratemel Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHOA!... now that is the Jareth I always picture in my head... gorgeous, with just a hint of evil LOL ... love, love, love the coloring and the expression on Sarah's face is wonderful!
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Sarah-Williams Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
I..i think i love you
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I was going through some old favorites today, and I think I didn't do you justice by commenting "Breathtaking!" last time. The fact that you produced this without any references is amazing. It's such a compelling picture. Sarah looking at the crystal, and Jareth looking at us with that mischievous glint in his eyes. Incredible.

Where is this fanfic? I wanna read!!
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ThreeTeabags Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That yabbering mess you passed on the way to the shops? Yes, you remember? Me after seeing this beautiful piece of art!!!
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Waifine Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Immortal Love is the only realistic Labyrinth sequel I acknowledge (and is so much better than the stupid manga-like-Return-To-Labyrinth crap.) And your art is just absolutely so amazing! You aged Sarah fantastically! I know you said on ff.net that you are on hiatus concerning this story, but I must tell you - I am ever waiting for the continuation! Your work, your art, and writing, are absolutely fantastic!
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eruadhiel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
I love the fact that you can draw Jareth from memory (not weird...no, not at all...in my opinion) and this looks amazing. I'll be interested to read said fanfic.
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VoidQueenElishiva Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I'd never seen Labyrinth before, but after seeing this I had to know what it was about. Now having watched it, I have to say it was probably one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen, but I will put it in the category of weird old movies that I like, right next to Legend. Great painting, too.
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Jenn1977 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
First off..I Love It!! The fact that you did him from memory makes it even better..The detail and sketching are amazing!!
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AxelRocks8 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Whoa.....words cannot describe how awesome this is....fantastic work!!!!
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jagged66 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice. Love that film :)
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Serenity78 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome that I doubt there are words to describe it adequately. Thank you for sharing your gift with the world. :-)
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Violetgoblindream Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Yes...I recently overcame a scary illness...very serious. At the end of it (I had surgery in April and things are looking good) I turned to Laby. In November I found the CD at a Delaware thrift shop and fell right back into it. Know that I have loved Laby from day 1! I had the poster on the wall of my dorm room throughout college and my old house. I became utterly fixated on Labyrinth again. I watched the videos on Youtube (some are utterly gorgeous and well done) and now the artwork on DA. Well...303 pages later of a Laby novel...
As I grew sicker and sicker I wrote more and more...delved deeper into these prescious characters and created a world for them. I am not done with it yet.
But yes, it is very centering and cheaper than therapy for sure!
The movie brillant and I am one for thinking movies look so dull and corny with age. However, Laby has retained it's beauty and is as glourious as ever! I love the scene in the tunnel as you can see his attraction to her. Although he looks at Hoggle, he is straining not to look at Sarah and keeps himself in close proximity. Love it.
Glad to see others whos share my passion!!!
Your painting is AMAZING!!!!!
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ImpossibleDream91 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
fanfic, you say? is there a link I might have?
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wheeze86 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
stunning
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startraveller776 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking!
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Sasusc Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this! I love the darkness of it, and especially their posing.
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