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Jereth - Labyrinth by Artist-Anika Jereth - Labyrinth by Artist-Anika
This is Jareth (yes, i am aware I misspelled the name...I am the world's worst Jareth-obsesser LOL), from the movie The Labyrinth, done in oil pastels. I'm actually very proud of how well he turned out, though his mouth is set at a slightly awkward angle. I'm particularly proud of his hair. ^.^

Anyway, you can read the full story of his creation, and see a much older sketch of the character, at my site if you are interested. [link] This is a link to my site's gallery. This Jereth picture is in the "Fan Art" folder.

Comments are appreciated and criticisms help me grow as an artist.
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:iconqueenskings:
QueensKings Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013   Artist
wow amazing xxxx
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t1gertasha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
This is very good!
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OrgXIII-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Love it!!! Jareth is wonderful, is he not? BTW you did WONDERFULLY on his hair! I can NEVER get it right!!
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KonekoTsukino Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Fantastic work with oil pastels!!!
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myeverything94 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
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OrgXIII-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
I totally LOVE your sig!! It's sooo true!!
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myeverything94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
thanks :) whenever i see anything with David Bowie now, i just smile for HOURS (thank you Bandslam)
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OrgXIII-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Once, I was just daydreaming and had my Nano on "shuffle". I heard the song "China Girl" (love it!) and I seriously perked and said, "JARETH?! YOU'RE ALIVE??"...hehe...
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myeverything94 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
lol now that you mentioned that song I just had to go listen to it again
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OrgXIII-Girly Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Yeah, I'm amazing like that...hehehe.
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scriptor-scriptorum Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
It's a beautiful picture of the Goblin King, but I do have to point something out (that you've probably heard already) - his name is spelled Jareth. The first vowel is an A, not an E.

(I used to spell Hoggle's name wrong until my friend corrected me, so don't feel bad.)
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nousernamesavailable Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to break this to you.... but it's "Jareth", not "Jereth".

Great work!
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Drat! I ALWAYS misspell his name. Sad too, considering how obsessive I can get about this movie. lol.
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AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010
Very nicely done! He looks just like in the movie, though I like that his expression seems more gentle and curious, rather than smug or arrogant.
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
LOL. I would love to take full credit for that. Unfortunately, it was completely accidental. Nice accident though. :)
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AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Indeed!
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arna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice! I think his nose is a bit too pale, but otherwise, really excellent job.
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010
Thanks! And thanks for the feedback too. It's always nice to get feedback on projects. ^.^
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arna Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :)
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scriptor-scriptorum Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
The picture is lovely, but my OCD/future teacher/typo-loathing self won't let me rest...

Jareth is spelled with an A, not two E's.

That said, I'm going to retreat to my little cave and resume staring in wonder. I'm not a visual artist at all; merely a literary one...maybe someday...
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OpenLocks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
My goodness, this is just WOW!!! In fact, I've never actually seen anyone handle oil pastels that well (not that I see enough to be a proper judge, but I've certainly seen enough to have considered it a clumsy medium ^_^ )

The colouring is practically flawless and the position/expression both natural and very in character. If it was going to be really perfect I'd say the eye shape might need a little work, but I can't really tell due to my other nitpicking problem - THAT DARN PICTURE IS TOO SMALL!! :D Seriously, I'd love to see a higher res version of this online, if only so I could drool over it.
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
When I get my scanner working again (I have to reinstall it on my computer), I will try and upload a higher res of the picture.

Glad you like it though! My biggest problem with it is the mouth...it is slightly off center and shaped oddly. Still, I think it turned out well and am glad you agree. Your comment made me blush. :)
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OpenLocks Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
Just to let you know I'm still waiting on that promise :D
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Told you I'd get to it one day! ^.^

I finally scanned in that Jareth picture again with a higher resolution.
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OpenLocks Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
Oh, yeah - Fi-Na-LLY!!! Thankyou so much!!! :hug:

Wow, it's incredible getting to have a closer look at this, because the detail is astronomical! Seriously, amaaazing piece of work :nod:
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
*Blush* Thank you. Sorry it took so long to get this up. I blame the scanner. ^.^
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AiijuinGraphics Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! It's beautiful! :nod: I'm speechless! :D
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009
^.^ You make me blush
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AiijuinGraphics Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: :D :thumbsup: :nod: No problem, it was wonderful!
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Chaotica-I Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic! The likeness is excellent, I love it! :love:
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Thank you so much! It took quite a bit of work, but I am very proud of it. This is probably one of my favorite of all my fanworks.
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Chaotica-I Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
You are welcome!
I can see why it is one of your favourites :nod:
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VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:drool: Jareth is so fantastically sexy! You did a wonderful job with him.
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thank you so much!
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VampireHuntress5790 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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morning-star1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic work on the skin and colours!
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
Thanks. I love oil pastels, they have very vibrant colors. ^.^
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morning-star1 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) yeah they do shame I'm not very good with them lol
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
They definitely take some practice. They're a blast once you get the hang of them though!
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morning-star1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah yeah I guess Im more into water-colours myself lol
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
I've only used watercolor a few times. I've never been good with a paint brush. Pencils, pastels, charcoal...that stuff I can figure out. But anything requiring a brush eludes me.
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morning-star1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol really Im a wonder with a brush and with pencils and stuff :D
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
LOL. Well, I'm jealous.
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Yuina-san Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Wow, this is lovely! The coloring is crazy, and very full. I agree that his mouth is a little bit higher on the left side, but it doesn't look too weird. The hair is awesome. Well done!
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
The awkward angle of the mouth was a result of drawing while lying on my stomach on the floor. Bad idea. LOL.

I'm glad you like the coloring, it was a result of a pretty interesting number of colors being mixed. The drawing got so thick from the layers of pastels that I started having to scrape layers off!
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Yuina-san Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Haha, sometimes I like to draw in bed before I go to sleep, and I wake up the next day to find something totally off kilter, so I know how you feel! Pastels sure are pretty, but I find that with my own abilities, I just can't keep them under control!
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
LOL. I guess drawing while lying down is a universal mistake. ;)

Pastels took me a while to learn. I find that they are a lot easier than Charcoal though. I still have problems with that. At least pastels can be layered, which makes shading somewhat easier...if much messier.
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Einhanded Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That dude from labyrinth totally just turned into a bird! NICE!
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Artist-Anika Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Glad you like it. I have to admit to finding David Bowie rather hot in that movie. ;)
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