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The Labyrinth by LadyOrlandoArt The Labyrinth by LadyOrlandoArt
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This is my submition for :iconchildrensillustrator: Montly topic: Labyrinth

I dedicate this to :icontattoostiles: because he likes my stories :aww:


It was the same dream all over again. The little girl was inside those big dark corridors, so dark she almost couldn't see what was infront ot her. She was running, she was lost and sudenlly she fell. She woke up, sweating, scared. The big black bird was watching her inside her room, he didn't said anything 'cos he knew what was the dream about.

-It's time - The bird said.

The girl got dressed up in silence, trying to forget the dream. They got outside, it was still very dark and the forest seemed so quiet that night, not even the wind was blowing and the stars were shining in a wisper. The girl could feel all the eyes in the forest looking at her. Nobody would help her because this was her own quest. When they got near the Oulley forest the bird stoped.

-This is as far as I can get, but there's something I want to give you: my heart. - So the bird started to make noices and finally he throw up his heart wich became a black stone. -Wear it next to your own heart, it will guide you and protect you.

The girl took the stoneheart and put in in a little bag she was carrying. They looked to each other in silence. She turned her back to the bird and got into the forest.

Everything was so different in there, it wasn't like anything she saw before or felt before. It was a very dark place, darker than her own home. The silence filled every place, it seemed like if the forest were strangely alive. It wasn't a cold place nor warm, temperature there was something one couldn't speak of, it made her feel like numbed and aware at the same time. She walked for long hours but the light, or the lack of it, never changed. She looked up hoping to see the stars, there were nothing, she couldn't see anything, not even the tree tops, a black thing was up there and she could feel it move.

She walked and walked, until she got to a place were she could see some stars and finally, the golden tree. She got near to it and saw the ancient face up in the entrance: the keeper of the labyrinth. The face was looking at her with the big black eyes it has.

-I was waiting for you - it voice sounded like all the seasons and the soft wind.

-Would you let me in?- asked the little girl.

-Why do you want to get in? You might never come back. Go now, come back to your house, you're far too young, child.

-I need to get in.

The face looked at her, wondering.

-If you must.

The girl aproached to the entrance and looked up to see the face; nothing was there. She saw some steps, leading to the bottom so she started to walk down very carefully, there wasn't a light and the steps were slippery; after a while she couldn't feel any other step. The place was pretty deep black. She remembered the stoneheart and took it out of the bad.

-Show me the way - she wispered to it. The heart started to beat and everytime it moved a light was comming from inside of it, soon she could see were she were. In front of her were the big wooden doors. She walked to them and nocked. A deep sound started to fill the place, it were the sound of the doors openig; she got closer and saw what was in front of her: The Labyrinth.
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:icontheelegantuniverse:
theelegantuniverse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
wow im in love.
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:iconnaughtbutamuse:
NaughtButAMuse Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
This piece is so unbelievably inspiring to me. And the story is captivating. I'm a writer and when I saw this, my mind started reeling all the possibilities this picture presents. You've done a wonderful job.
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:iconlisf:
Lisf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
wow! que hago para llegar a ese lugar? :O
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Primero tomas un bus que te lleve hasta donde termina la tierra y empieza el cielo - sabías que el horizonte existe? En algún lugar, estoy segura.
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:iconlisf:
Lisf Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
eso suena lindo... casi puedo imaginar lo que veria por la ventana de ese bus.... :heart: gracias
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:iconfali2007:
Fali2007 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008
Buen trabajo tienes mucho talento.
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:iconmerrymeeper:
MerryMeeper Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
The face and bark in that tree are so gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :blowkiss:
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:iconlaaura:
laaura Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
I particulary loves the textures of this tree :)
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconasrneo:
asrneo Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
superb:) i love the colors that you sued, and the labyrinth is amazing!!
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconquaddles-roost:
Quaddles-Roost Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad caught this in *childrensillustrator and a fave of course :D
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehehe, thanks :aww:
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
love it
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconyakkingyetis:
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
welcome!!! :heart:
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:iconyara001:
yara001 Featured By Owner May 25, 2008   Traditional Artist
that's just great!love the gold colors in it!
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you dear :hug:
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:iconastrals-stock:
astrals-stock Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I just LOVE this line of the story
'it voice sounded like all the seasons and the soft wind.'

I wish I could write with imagery like that. Maybe if I work on it I will.
What is your first language?
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Is spanish, but I read books in english and some poetry too :)

Thank you :hug:
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:iconastrals-stock:
astrals-stock Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You are welcome, and thanks for adding me to your watch list.
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:iconmadstalfos:
madstalfos Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Orale! muy chido! :D
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias :)
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:iconvoodoo-filth:
voodoo-filth Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
... gorgeous work and story, dear. :love:
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconclose-my-eyes-please:
Close-my-eyes-please Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
wow... if i were a kid, reading a book with this illustration, I'd be scared:D but in a good way. i really really love this one, dear:)
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you my dear. Maybe someday soon I'll scare kids all over the place with my stories and illustrations... in a good way ;)
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:iconclose-my-eyes-please:
Close-my-eyes-please Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
:D i hope u will :hug:
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Gabox4 Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
excepcional joven Yoda muy linda historia y entretenida.... :clap:
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias :hug:
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:icongoldenstrings:
goldenstrings Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
this reminds me of that Labyrinth movie with david bowie
I love the maze and the tree and the face in the tree!
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I love that movie. Is one of my top favourites since I was a kid :D

Thank you :)
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:icongoldenstrings:
goldenstrings Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
it's very odd isn't it
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 26, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it is, but very lovely also.
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:icongoldenstrings:
goldenstrings Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
yes!
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
;)
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:iconpeachpatrol:
peachpatrol Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
this is very Pan's Labyrinth. have you seen that movie? its in spanish ;)
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes I saw it. Actually I saw it the other day, after I made the drawing.

I still don't know if I like it though.
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peachpatrol Featured By Owner May 26, 2008
Yeah its a bit hard to decide. I like it because it was very different, and unique.
I also liked it because it was spanish and good for practice (im learning ) and because I like this kind of graphic fantasy stuff. I thought the little girl was great too.
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, loads of people like it, and I really would like to be one of them too, but still there's something :hmm:
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:iconkevinstiles:
KevinStiles Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow...what can i say. i'm blown away. thank you for dedicating such an awesome story to me - how kind. the story itself is so incredible. but, now i'm going to expect this from you every time you put something up. i love your storymaking - the mythology you create is so remarkable....the bird coughing up the heart that turns into a black stone which in turn becomes the light to guide her - that is so cool. there are so many more images just for this writing alone that could be done. i'll be waiting.
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I won't lie to you, sometimes I won't make any story. I'm in the mood for it now, maybe won't last. I don't know, but as long as I have ideas and things to write I'll do it :)
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KevinStiles Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
oh....sorry, i also meant to say that i felt the labyrinth has such a nice aztec-like appearance to it. the style or look of it reminds me of aztec artistry.
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:iconambird:
ambird Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how beautiful
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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:iconrabiya-aysu:
rabiya-aysu Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
what an interesting piece. intriguing, yet it has a light air to it. very awesome.
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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:iconashworthy:
Ashworthy Featured By Owner May 23, 2008   Traditional Artist
i can't really explain how cool it is. and not only how ascetically pleasing and visually stimulating but it is so intriguing!
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:iconladyorlandoart:
LadyOrlandoArt Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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