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Queen of Frost and Darkness 1 by janey-jane Queen of Frost and Darkness 1 by janey-jane
This is the interior illustration for the story 'Queen of Frost and Darkness' by Christine Pope from the winter issue of Dark Valentine Magazine. I loved illustrating for this story - its a Russian-style fairytale with an additional modern, narrative bent and is absolutely lovely.

The cover illustration for the same issue:
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:iconqueenvictorya:
QueenVictorya Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Gorgeous <3
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RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
What an interesting character. I'm getting a lot of superiority, daintiness, and possibly evil. I think it's the way her nose is shaped and her eyes are pointed. You can kind of see that their something about her that makes woman nervous and men swoon. That's kind o what I'm getting when seeing this picture. Overall, it's a beautiful piece.
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tilwen Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
:D beautiful!!! it all feels so Georgian and traditional, very fairytale-ish. :) the mirror frames and the candlesticks are simply gorgeous, as are the dresses and the figures. :) all beautiful!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
oh god... thank you for noticing the background! I tore my hair out over it, so its nice that its noticed!
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tilwen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
:) no problem!
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MaskedNightingale Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the detail put into this illustration, its very pleasing to the eyes. I love the expressions of the woman looking upon the queen and everything.
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous work!
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:iconwindmagic444:
Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
the dude in the blue jacket makes me think of Tennant.... :)
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
he DOES have foofy Tennant hair! :D
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:iconwindmagic444:
Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
yessssss XD
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Lovely hair and gowns. ; w; So detailed.
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Really all I should do is draw historic inspired foofy dresses. I LOVE them.
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:iconwaterygrave:
WateryGrave Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student General Artist
I love them too. xD I want to wear one one day.
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Crown-Jewels Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Love your style. Really original. ^^
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StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe I'm watching too much Doctor Who, but if you don't mind me saying, the girl in white reminds me of Rose and the two gentlemen beside her remind me of Ten. XD *shot*

I seriously think I'm seeing things. o_o

THIS PICTURE IS AMAZING!
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
well you know... time travel ;)
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:iconstarlightwhispers:
StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohh, I see. So Rose and the original Ten met again, but the Metacrisis Doctor followed too? That's gotta be confusing! :p
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
the more the merrier! (I guess?)
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StarlightWhispers Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, perhaps for Rose, but not so sure about the Doctors. XD
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Rapunzzel Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL....I WILL JUST ALL-CAPS EVERYTHING THAT YOU DRAW BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT....SORRIES. No, but seriously, this is lovely. I oo'd and ah'd over it for a bit.
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
haha, thanks!
I think this turned out better than the sister illustration which was for the cover...probably should have been the other way around, but there it is...
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Rapunzzel Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
True, true.
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:iconsonala:
Sonala Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
it's gorgeous!!
wowwww
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JabberBabyWocky645 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful^^
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haius Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist
You know, I think I actually prefer the Romantic-era version. XD

The women's hairstyles are simply to die for, though. All those flowers and fancy braids.
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
I bet their hair would be really long and flowy if it were down ;)
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yetafilms Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
nossa sua arte é mesmo demais!
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OpenLocks Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Beautiful work - the costumes are gorgeous (absolute period pieces!) and your composition is perfect!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
thank you so much! I had forgotten how much I love drawing historic costume until I started working on this!
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lila-me Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Hobbyist
Oh, this is lovely, Janey-jane! The costumes are gorgeous, but I must say what tickled me pink was your attention to the detail on the walls in the background! Where did you learn how to do that?!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
every once in a while I get this insane urge to do hyper-detailed backgrounds. Probably because I don't usually do backgrounds, and I guiltily want to make up for it all in one gloriously hand-numbing go. Lots and lots of reference, cursing, and wanting to just quit the whole process later and voila! background!
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lila-me Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Bravo, bravo!
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SuperKACHIKA Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
It's gorgeous!O:!! I love the way you did the dresses, hair and background :D SO AWESOME! <3
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:iconyoda-vaderworshipper:
Okay, so I just finished the story and I've heard the fairy tale about the Ice Queen before, but this short story was much scarier than any I've seen before.

Bravo on great illustrations too!
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
I love re-tellings for that very reason - writers pull out and darken the themes (although most of those stories are pretty dark already) in really interesting ways
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Fendaris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
You did an amazing job changing it! It looks perfect!
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
haha, thanks!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
Gorgeous, and excellent costuming.
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
gotta love those historic costumes!
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Gorgeous! The background alone is worth applauding, but those dresses and those hairstyles! They're just fantastic. Seriously swooning for want of those outfits here. =P
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janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I wish creating those clothes were as easy as drawing them!
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice bustles! You did a fabulous job on this pic. And I am most amused by all the comments.
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing fashion here... :heart:
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
gotta love those historic gowns!
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:icononce-january:
once-january Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
This is really lovely!
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love the details! :heart:
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:iconjaney-jane:
janey-jane Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
I get all geeky over details. They take forever, but there's something really fun about them.
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Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know the feeling. Even though they take forever and your eyes and hands and brain hurt after you finish them they really can make or break a picture.
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knight1128 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
WOW this is so mazing, beautiful, great and COOOL! Did you make this pic ?
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:iconlevenroch:
levenroch Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010
It's soooo beautiful!
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