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So I just saw Maleficient

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 2, 2014, 12:28 AM

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And it was pretty awesome! Wow, Angelina Jolie. She was AMAZING in it, and drove it with her acting prowess and seemingly effortless charisma. I wasn't sure if I could buy the whole "Maleficent is a misunderstood anti-hero" idea, but I think they pulled it off. While it was something of an AU fanfic of the original Sleeping Beauty, it worked on its own terms. Maleficent didn't feel angst, she was dignified, she had a pretty cool arc, and I loved her evolving relationship with Aurora. AND NEITHER LADY ENDED UP WITH A GUY AT THE END which was just... wonderful. I was even okay with Stefan being the heavy. Other than the occasionally tiresome candy-coated CGI, I liked it a LOT. IMHO, it's a much stronger movie than Frozen.  

Go Maleficient! 
I'm really excited for the live action version of Cinderella next year... 

And expect some Maleficent artwork, coming up (hopefully) soon!

  • Listening to: KPCC
  • Reading: The Last Hour of Gann


Joanne Renaud
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Joanne Renaud, who earned a BFA in illustration from Art Center College of Design, has been writing, drawing and painting as long as she can remember. She went to college in a variety of places, including Northern Ireland and Southern California, and enjoys history, comics, children’s books, and cheesy fantasy movies from the ’80s. She currently works as both an author and a freelance illustrator in the Los Angeles area. Her novel "A Question of Time" was released from Champagne Books in November 2012, and her illustration clients include Simon & Schuster, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Macmillan-McGraw Hill, Harcourt Inc., Zaner Bloser, and GOS Multimedia.

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Frozen Fandom poll! What is your favorite pairing? And tell me why! 

61 deviants said Anna/Kristoff
20 deviants said I'm not into this, sorry!
14 deviants said Elsa/Hans
10 deviants said Elsa/some other guy or girl (tell me who)
4 deviants said Anna/Hans
3 deviants said Anna/Elsa
3 deviants said Hans/some other guy or girl (tell me who)
2 deviants said Kristoff/Hans
1 deviant said Anna/some other guy or girl (tell me who)
1 deviant said Some completely different pairing (tell me who)




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TheEtherealDream Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just wanted to say that your gallery and amount of talent really inspires me. I am amazed at the amount of talent here and just how well you draw everything. Stunning gallery. I love it!
bingybongy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
You have some really stunning pieces in your gallery!  I really appreciate the number of historical/mythological subjects in your work.  It's bringing all my childhood fanaticism with mythology to life.  I will certainly be spending a good deal of time looking through your stuff!
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
favala86 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
hi ^_^ have very lovely gallery...loooove your artwork Meow :3 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
MistyCascade Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love your artwork!!! Ahhh I can't get enough of it!! you are truly talented :) It is fun to see accurate clothing for the different people portrayed. 
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I love doing research, as you can tell. :)
redxheadxgurl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I adore your style! It's absolutely amazing. :D
suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
AuroraMaryte Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Okay, so some ideas were: for larger donation amounts a gift card, maybe to Amazon, or if you can think of something more art related great(obviously these gift cards would not be for large amounts); prints of your artwork(not your originals, just a signed copy of something); a small original/custom piece of signed artwork- I guess for a somewhat large donation amount.
That's all we have so far, but if you like any of those I guess it's enough to get your funding thing up on that site...  I don't know.
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