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Princess Cimorene from Dealing with Dragons... by... Patricia C. Wrede. The series of books is called the "Enchanted Forest Chronicles."

I *worshipped* these books when I was younger. They were vividly created worlds in my mind, I could touch and feel them and I could jump into the mind of which ever character I felt like.

In case you don't know: Princess Cimorene ran away from home because it was boring and she wanted an adventurous life. But what is properly appropriate for a princess looking for adventure? Oh yeah--getting captured by a Dragon... except in Cimorene's case, she gives herself up to one Kazul who basically becomes her employer, her protector and provider. They build a friendship, and Cimorene does NOT want to be rescued from her dragon.

She's a great, practical, headstrong princess. Not afraid to get her hands dirty. (Which is why she's wearing her cleaning clothes and holding a mop handle.
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Shiegra Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Student Writer
She's perfect! I love how she's lovely, yes, but her face is also SO FULL OF PERSONALITY. You've nailed her perfectly; practical, lively and looking about to leap right off the page with how much she is NOT interesting in standing around waiting for rescue. Her expression is amazing (and the way you did her hair is really pretty) thank you for making such a beautiful homage to a series I was actually just rereading tonight!
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Spideer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my GOSH!  THIS IS PERFECT!!
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lwhite86 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, I LOVED these books as a kid!! She was so badass! Love her practical, no-nonsense attitude. (The books also made me very curious to try cherries jubilee, lol.) Nice expression, it suits her.
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shistal Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I really love this picture and the series are like the best. I reread them all the time. Good job!
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MissSunFlower94 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You know, I never had an appropriate phrase to describe how much these books meant to me when I was younger... and I never thought about it until you said you *worshipped* them. That's IT! That is EXACTLY how I was.
So thank you.
And this is beautiful.
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw, what kind words!
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MissSunFlower94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, they're true! :meow:
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Suona08 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Haha. Great way to portray Cimorene. I like what you did with her hair. Seems like a sensible way to have it while cleaning, since hers is supposed to be so long, and would most likely get in the way. I also like how you didn't make her strikingly beautiful, but instead a little more realisitc and unique. It works well for her. Great job. :)
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
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Suona08 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
You are very welcome!
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JabberBabyWocky645 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great pic of cimorene! I loved those books, I think I want to read them again
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Cimorine90 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
she looks kinda old (sorry) but great pic nonetheless!!
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swiftgold Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just re-read these not long ago. So much fun! And this is a great picture of her. I was so happy after reading the first book to discover there were sequels... I just wish there were even more, now >.>
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Soulstripper Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
What a charming face she has! And boy, would I like to have this nose :)
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha, yeah me too. My mom has a beautiful straight nose. I have a big ol' crooked schnoz, but I guess it fits my personality. =P
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Soulstripper Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
I don't think this about your nose at all. And people with cute little noses were never my personal favorites. :)
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AuthorGirl86 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
:D I loved this series when I was younger! I always think about the communication mirrors. For some reason that always stuck with me. Such awesome characters. I totally want to read them again now.
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Roruna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I think I heard of this series. One of my friends (who is very keen on dragons) told me about it but I can never get around to reading any of the books.
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mjOboe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they're great, generally geared towards younger readers, though (like Tamora Pierce books).
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