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Zel by LaurasMuse Zel by LaurasMuse
Painting based on Donna Jo Napoli's novel Zel.

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Artwork copyright Laura Ramie 2011
laura@lauraramie.com
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Given 2012-09-30
Zel by ~LaurasMuse ( Featured by STelari )
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Cherry-Lane Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
The best part was that it gave Mother Gothel a good reason to keep Rapunzel in the tower.
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ElenaOrvetgi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I loved this book, as disturbing as it was. I wish there was more fan art of it-it's truly an amazing book and adds such depth to the original tale. 
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TheLaughingDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
smart idea
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome hairstyle! And her dress came out truly wonderful, especially the sleeves! Well done!
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KiaraJoy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this piece in my journal as an artwork style example for a contest: [link] . Love your work!
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EmersonStem Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Love her hair! Great piece!
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Flrmprtrix Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist
I love the uniquely laddered hair and slashed sleeves--were they described that way in the book?
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
In the book, the only description for Rapunzel's dress is that it is green and yellow and embroidered with wings. I rented a costume to take pictures of, and it had sleeves like this. Thanks for noticing! :)
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elenissa Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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JenaDellaGrottaglia Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the whimsy of this piece, very well done.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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AugustSilk Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!
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Rohit-Choudhary Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome..
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OrangeKrissy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Looks like Rapunzel is making it easier for the prince to climb the tower using her hair.
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thandav Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow wonderful creation . ladder leads to where ? demon or heaven ?
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nykol-haebrd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the surreal nature of this! Nice work ^^
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Nice work~!:thumbsup:
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
hehe...this is nice...twisted a bit...but still lovely though!
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Alter47 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I love this book!!!
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Yumezaka Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Wow. Very interesting hairstyle. Cute idea.
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TashaWasha Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely loved that book and I absolutely love the way her dress and hair came out in this. :heart:
great job and congratulations on the DD. :dummy:
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey, thanks! It was a pleasant surprise. :)
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*sing-song voice*:la: "someone read the same book I did" :la:
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love it when that happens! :)
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annamae411 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
especially for me, cause I read ALOT!! Have you seen tangled? at the end bit I knew what was gonna happen, cause I had read this book^^
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SARS-08 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I totally knew what this was from! Beautiful painting, you really captured Zel here.:D
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NinjaFoxsBuddy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That book was so amazing~ :heart: and so is this
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bookwormartanimal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I love this book and this is a wonderful representation of Zel. I love it....
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dragonluver12366 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
WHOO!
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mahiney Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is really awesome!
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GallifreyanPenguin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats! This definitely reserved the DD. :)
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oCrystal Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I want to do that with my hair...
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, maybe for Halloween?
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RozziDoodles Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really really need to learn how to braid my hair into a ladder!
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ive never seen rapunzel portrayed this way.......clearly i must find this book!
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Her hair is not actually written in the book as literally being a ladder, just something I dreamed up for the painting. :)
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its still cool!
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NomolosArt Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cool. I like it.
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Idellechi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Beautiful! A well-deserved dd!
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pearl-whisper Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow. Love it. very original concept. i had to double take like 4 times. "What? Her hair is a ladder?!"
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Imaginatik Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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Skyfoogle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My hair is a ladder-- your argument is invalid.
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who-the-moon-is Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Such a great novel... and I love the idea of braiding her hair this way. <3 beautiful work.
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ChibiLovett Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I love Donna Jo Napoli's novels! Admittedly I was only able to get through about half of Zel before I had to return it to the library, but that painting is gorgeous nonetheless. Very well done!
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temiel Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Weird thing- I read this book as a kid and really liked it, and over the last week or so as an adult I've been thinking "Man, I should really reread Zel, that was a good book." Clearly, seeing this piece is a sign. And it makes me super happy in my soul. :3 That DRESS is just amazing- the slashed sleeves have such great dimension to them. Beautiful work, and congrats on the DD!
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LaurasMuse Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a cool coincidence! I think it's a special book.
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EtPourToujours Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Wow.
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KatDeLallo Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kewl!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting concept - the colors are great - the clothing is well done - love her hair!
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome, love it!
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