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Confessions of a Snow Queen by MattesWorks Confessions of a Snow Queen by MattesWorks
I wanted to do another Elsa piece once I saw the movie and got to know her character more. My first piece was just for fun.
This piece is much more serious and full of emotion. I wanted to create a scene of my own that still felt like the movie. I wanted to show a moment for Elsa in the early part of coronation day where she felt overcome with sadness and regret. Regret in all the time that she didn’t get to spend with her sister. Thinking of all the fun they could’ve had together, and how much she really wanted to “build a snowman.” I also softly put the ship representing her parents; another aspect of family that she missed out on growing up.
I wanted to show this torn feeling between hiding her powers and just “letting them go.” I wanted to show her powers as well as her memories and remorse. So I combined the two. As far as the background, I HAD to use a door to reference the cutest scene from the film.
I also revamped and accessorized her gown a little. I did more of a Snow Flake pattern on the chest part rather than the floral print, but I wanted it to still look and feel like her dress.
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bloodrosered Featured By Owner Edited Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Anna: What did I ever do to you? Why do you shut me out?
You certainly a lot of time into this. This is an extremely detailed and very emotional picture. It showcases Elsa's powers as well as her sadness. It's actually making me tear up a little. I want to give Elsa a hug and tell her that everything will be fine. I'm adding this to my favorites.

How long did it take you to make this?
Quarteon01 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is simply beautiful and touching. I really like the lighting effect on the snow. It was as if they had their own light. 
AngelTrueSpirit Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :) I wish I could do that, that's the kind of emotion I convey in my writing and I try to in my art
thebingbang Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this piece is remarkable! fantastic!
ScratStitch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
You have no idea how sad you just made me.

Beautiful work!
MattesWorks Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Good sad right? That's the goal.
ScratStitch Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
Yes, good sad, of course. :)
RebekahKroeplin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
"...the past is in the past..."
unicorn-skydancer08 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Hits you right where you live. :(
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