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Juliet of Magnolia Lane by UlaFish Juliet of Magnolia Lane by UlaFish
I think New Orleans would be the perfect setting for a re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet.
Anyway, this piece is far from perfect and far from finished. I've been working on it off and on for so long, that I just had to officially set it down for a while.

If you like this little picture, I definitely suggest you check out this poem it inspired, by fellow deviant TakeoX :)
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Empirica Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Damn, the colors! This is so smoky, like New Orleans itself. Makes me want to be back there.
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Lyenes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Wow, just wow! This is so wonderful! 
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maryemm57 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would love the see/read a retelling of Romeo and Juliet in this setting.
Magnificient work as usual.
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becsketch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mesmerizing composition and unique and effective color choices to reflect the location!
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so stunning, the mood and detail of this entire piece, the rail in the foreground really creates depth and I just...ah I cannot get over how impressed I am of this image!
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really appreciate all of your detailed feedback...thanks so much!
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juliethestrange Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
really cute
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MexicanAlbino Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Very alluring! love the style :heart:
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HaneWolf Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
great idea!!
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9-angel-eyes Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow i love the setting and i love the colors!
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sugarbasil Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Just by staring at your picture for 3 minutes I have learned so much about the use of warm and cool colors! This piece is fabulous, and one of my most favorite pieces that I have ever stumbled across on all my years at DA. Thank you so much! :D
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
One of the biggest compliments an artist can get is that others learned from their work. Thank you!
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sladule Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
cool idea :)
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SharpAce Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the twist you did on the classic tale and image. She complimented wonderfully by the enviroment!
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
I've been looking through your gallery and I love the look of your art. I very much like this one with the great detailing on the railings, the nice moody lighting, and unique colors. New Orleans definitely would be a good setting for a version of Romeo and Juliet.
:)
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DC-Tiki Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice one! Yes, I can see that fateful tale being transposed to a New Orleans setting quite well! I love the vibe you've got going on in this piece too, very moody and atmospheric - I can practically feel the humidity from here!
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Basmah999 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
setting R + J in New Orleans is such a great concept! and this rendition of Juliet is beautiful- instant fave xx
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GenerallyEmily Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
That cat is adorable XD
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pocket-picasso Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
Definitely! This would be an awesome story!
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flominowa Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very creative! I love the mixture of textures here :heart:
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shockwave-b2635488 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
cool composition and sense of mood.
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xxindescribablexx Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Have you ever lived in New Orleans before? I think you'd really dig it. I wanna move back so bad :(
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't lived there but I've been there and I'm in love it. I hope you get to move back someday
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knomoi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Lovely~!
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SpeakersBlown Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A really interesting piece. :D All of your work is wonderful.
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:iconigotaidsfromtomhanks:
I really like this. I love the setting and the mood
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh god, LOVE
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monkeyeye Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Oh frigging hell this is stunning, such great composition and the unrefined brush strokes. Much love to the unfinished look with the halftones and lines! This is very noir
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ans-pencil Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
you give her so much character, love it
wonderful concept, yeh, if i had it my way they would fight with broken glass bottles... in the rain
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GreenAppleZap Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
Love the mood!
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rimorob Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
The color scheme you use really drives that special New Orleans feeling home. Simply gorgeous.
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AubreyCarlisle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Romeo and Juliet + New Orleans = FANTASTIC!
Love the mood...you've captured it so well!
Nice work =D
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HekateTairitsu Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
I'm in love with the colors in this.... in all your work, really!
:+devwatch:
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daisies-and-vervain Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
I could tell this was New Orleans before even reading the description xD Great picture! You really capture the atmosphere of the French Quarter ('s what this reminds me of anyway...could be wrong haha) and well...pretty much the whole picture is awesome.
I would love to see Romeo and Juliet set in New Orleans...
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colourscientist Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Love the halftone-style background, the colour choices, her tats, the swirl of her hair matching the swirl of the smoke... I could go on. This looks like it could make a great book cover. Brilliant work!

The cat is very sweet too :3
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MarahBear Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Student
I agree about New Orleans being a great setting... It is very romantic.
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affable-foe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Student General Artist
i agree :D makes for pretty pictures
though im curious; who would make up the two rivaling families?
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:iconulafish:
UlaFish Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wealthy plantation owners of French decent and a family of voodoo practitioners of mixed blood :)
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affable-foe Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Student General Artist
hahahahaha
ok. you thought this out. no more questions :D
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TakeoX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
God i love everything about this work of art! the light lavender hair, the veve tattoo of Erzulie Freda, the subtle freckles , the warm twilight light, bring on more of the New Orleans Voodoo Magic baby!
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Will do and glad to hear from someone who recognizes the Veve! Thanks :D
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TakeoX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
I love your work, has this real creole , cafe au lait, Black magic vibe. It get's me so excited that somebody actually uses the Veve's in their art! I'am gonna have to write some poems about your work!
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I would love that! I'll definitely be doing a lot more work like this in the future. I'm hoping for my senior thesis to do a graphic novel re-imagining of a fairy tale or one of Shakespeare's works that takes place in old New Orleans.
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TakeoX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Ah, Shakespeare and fairy tales my favorite!, Orleans is just a great setting for anything mystical and magical! ... I'am really excited for the new Disney flick, the frog princess it's gonna take place in the big easy!
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UlaFish Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I'm looking forward to that too! I'm a little bit bummed that my idea won't seem entirely original after that...but everything's been done anyway! I'm also happy that Disney is going back to traditional animation for a bit, they're just so good at it.
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TakeoX Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Originality are the small little details that make your ideals special, I mean ever story that comes out is basically an hash of different ancient archetypes...
Yeah, I've been praying that Frog Princess might start the second 2d animation revival that little mermaid started.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the warm evening light!
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offbyzero Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
Interesting. Great coloring and detail!
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