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Goblin Market by AbigailLarson Goblin Market by AbigailLarson
Based not on a fairytale, but a fabulous poem by Christina Rossetti in 1862. I wanted it to be a little more lighthearted, because I love goblins!

Ink, watercolor, and Photoshop.
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:iconsugarbean99:
SugarBean99 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love all of your art.
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Amairim Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my I remember reading this in highschool- wonderful <3
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rostiaper Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Elegantly done. :D
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Anonymous-Koala Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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IasminGloom Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Wonderful!!!
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LaerthesBlack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Goblin Market <3
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:iconmadame-katherine:
Madame-Katherine Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, it's realistic and incredibly beautiful!!
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Have you read Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle? It has lots of goblins and is an amazing book.
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Ereval Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That book is wonderful, and a big inspiration for my own writing. 
The poem is great too. :D
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014
Yay! Not many people have read but you said you loved Goblins, so I thought I'd mention it.
Thanks!
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melliottf Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Love the poem.  Surprisingly dirty for the era.  This picture is beautiful.  The first bite is free!
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:iconhawkheart29:
Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"Come buy! Come buy!"
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phantomvirginia Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist
it is  so amazing
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Civil-War-Casualty Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Silly Laura should have known better. Beautiful work!
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GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
"...Who knows upon what soil they fed / Their hungry, thirsty roots?..."
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Chely103 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm not a goblin fan but... GOD, HOW ADORABLE!
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha! Thanks! That's the idea ;)
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:iconavril9:
avril9 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Totally beautiful.
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djatapasko Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool
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XNightshadeX Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love that poem - and yet, it makes me incredibly uncomfortable lol. If you like it dark fairytale-ish works though you might want to check out the novella, The Bloody Chamber (based on Blue Beard). Also, this picture is gorgeous. I would love to see the entire poem illustrated by you! :)
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Kurt-Bilnok Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice Work! Sometimes it reminds me Tim Burton's drawings :)
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PoeticallyEcclectic Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just by looking at this painting makes me want to make this dress, like, really badly. Do you mind if I use this painting as a referance for making the dress? I'll probably end up changing the color of the dress (I'm thinking a smoky gray), but the end result would be something quite similar. 
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Of course I don't mind!! Please feel free to make it, and I'd absolutely love a photo of it when it's done!!
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PoeticallyEcclectic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome, thanks so much! 
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Roogna Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
gorgeous colors
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VivianInMadness Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've loved your work since I saw it first on Society6 :) I jut love the look; it's got a somewhat creepy/gothic look, just with hard lines and it's amazing!
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Lysmerry Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
love this story! great!
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:iconmisszas:
MissZas Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love your style, its awesome and that little details makes it even more....... Fabulous!!
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:iconlarily:
Larily Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
So Lovely!!! <3<3<3
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Amelinda5 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know why, but I simply love this. Maybe of the little detail (goblins pulling her skirt to get her attention) or the way goblins are acting in this pic, wich is diffrent from anything I've seen so far. They're kinda cute! =) AND the color choises are gr8, they go well together.
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IdiosynJess Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So beautiful! Love this watercolour! thank-you for making us gingers look smokin' :)
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AbigailLarson Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, no problem! I always wanted to be a ginger like my little sis :) Alas, I'm stuck with gold locks! Glad you like the painting <3
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Roxi95 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
GORGEOUS!
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:iconclover-spice:
Clover-Spice Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Don't eat it, don't! D:
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yay for the goblin fruits looking like pomegranates, and all the bright colors, definitely a more cheerful, playful take on the poem :)
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seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Cute goblins :)
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KrammerMartin3 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
humorous
I like them too.
Nice details
like the one on the left top
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nicizak-03 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
I loved your art...its fantastic!!!!
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Takua1st Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
This certainly gives me a "Spiderwick" feel, especially the way you've styled the goblins. It's very well done!
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akari-sakata Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
This poem IS fabulous!! So glad it gets some recognition Abigail-Larson style.
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:iconkassis:
Kassis Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
Beautiful! Wonderful colors and composition.
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CelestialAnachronism Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your goblins are adorable!
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flatulent Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice work! Definitely a lighter tribute to the poem! I was turned onto C. Rossetti through the book by Tim Powers "Hide Me Among the Graves" wherein he suggests that the great gothic poetry of Rossetti's time was due to the influence of vampires. On a deeper level Powers suggests that Rossetti was throwing off the influence of a dark man in her life (a goblin man?). Also in the book, it was Christina's sister that saved her from the vampire with an "antidote," an act alluded to in the poem. Great poem and even greater illustration!

Love your work! Please keep sharing!

Cheers!
Norm
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Serene-Shadow Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love Rossetti and this poem, and this piece is absolutely stunning! It completely captures the beauty and danger of the goblin market. Brilliant!
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chocolatesmoothie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Amazing! :O  >< I cant believe you know the poem because I once saw it in a book sale but when I tried looking for the book again, I never found it so I never got to know who wrote it. 
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whitelightwings Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful!
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Ivyssauro Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha gotta love those wide jaw goblins, great work!
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MorgainCroix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Love the goblins! They are little and huggables (I know that is not a word but...they are lol)
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LunarisLarva Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
Beautiful, fun and dark! Great job. :)
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BunsenBunnies Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
really lovely Illustration, the colours are superb.
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