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A Rose By Any Other Name by GoblinQueeen A Rose By Any Other Name by GoblinQueeen
Seems like a lot of the 80's is getting a re-birth lately. Child of the 80's that I am, gotta love that, but while Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Bright, My Little Pony, She-ra, and even Gem have started popping back up, one of my favorites I remember from kindergarten, Rose Petal Place has yet to turn back up.

Looking back now, it was probably the earliest exposure I had to anything that was more related to art nouveau or at least something like it. The basic story as I remember it was that there was a little girl who loved her garden, but had to move. When she left, she visited her garden one last time and her tears fell on the flowers, turning to magical crystals and bringing them to life. Ok, it wasn't Shakespeare, but I was what, 4? That's high drama for that age ;)

In any case, who knows, it may have had an influence on why I like art nouveau so much, maybe not, but felt like it was time it got a little tribute ;)

Media: lineart-colerase brown on dura-lene, painting done in Photoshop and Painter.

Rose Petal Place property of David Kirschner and Hallmark/American Greetings

With the deepest possible respect, please do not take or otherwise use this artwork without express permission.
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2016
The moment I saw this I immediately thought Perfuma from She-Ra, Princess of Power!
aisforgrlsnamedamber Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :happybounce: 
pixyartist Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
so lovely and nostalgic in a subtle  art nouveau style.
Purriri Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Flopa Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
It reminds me of art nouveau!
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
I also saw the cartoon, so I can surely say you remembered the backstory right. I love the way you drew her...vintage-looking and very pretty. She's not the only 80s character that deserves a comeback. I'm still looking for Herself The Elf and the Hugga Bunch.
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm making a series of art videos about flowers, and I was wondering if I could include this piece in one of my videos. It would be set to an original classical-style composition (by me) about this flower. I'll be sure to credit you and link to your page if you say yes. Here's a link to see the kind of music it is: [link]
zafiro80 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
i would love to have a print.
zafiro80 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist
That is so true, if they do revamp it i hope they don't modernize it too much. took me forever to get used to the new strawberry shortcake outfit.
gurlie1275 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
so pretty and the title made me laugh cuz i read romeo and juliet last year
Fae-Gyspy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
love it
Sharlotta22 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beautiful painting. Fantastic job. :D
CrimsonEtClover Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
I have always loved Rose Petal and have never forgotten her. And guess what? I grew up to be a (usually) pink-haired singer who loves gardening! I have also loved Mucha for forever. Finding your art made my day! I agree with the above poster, that this work is like the little cartoon that I love so much has grown up too!

Is there ANY way I can purchase this as a print or poster?
lepommier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rose petal was my favorite! no one ever knows what i'm talking about so thank you for creating this art!! its beautiful :)
korirua Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
This is simply fabulous! *.* It captures the feeling of the original well. I also loved RPP a whole lot when I was young and still do. It makes me sad when I talk to people and they don't remember this sweet little cartoon...
Mr-Pink-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I too remember the cartoon...and I loved it. I think Marie Osmond was perfect for the title role(must've been her song "Paper Roses" that sealed the deal). They should bring back more of this old school stuff to show to the new generation.
frenetic-maker Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Incredible coloring. Really, how did you do this?! 2 thumbs up!!
Cherrypopz Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
Beautiful, I like to cartonish mood. I'm an 80's kid. I love 80's. The colors make me wanna eat coton candy!
cuteecat101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010
ahhh..Rose petal place!I'm a 90s kid, but my teacher had a bunch load of story books from the 80s... and there I found Rose Petal place!I stole that book too!lol
EmmyLou Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Recently found one of my old Rose-Petal Place books in a box and I was looking all over the internet for some more pictures. Anything. And I found this. Its just stunning. It's like the cartoon I loved when I was little grew up just like me. Wonderful take on an already wonderful character idea.

As a cosplayer, your art inspires me to make a costume. Let's see if I can get the time :P
dragongirlb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
she was my favorite doll. I just made a paper doll of her and am working on the other dolls from the series
DivineNightShade Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Wow! This looks awesome! I love that cartoon!
pagan-live-style Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
This fine deviation is featured in my journal of this week !!!

greetz lenZ
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
Aww, much thanks :blushes:
nutamu Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's what it's called! I loved that show! Had all the dolls lol. It was so long ago and I hadn't heard all that much about it since that I had forgotten what it was called.

Another cartoon I miss, and one again I forget what it was called but there was one girl with rabbits (blond), one with birds (red head) and one with mice(brunette) their hair but the tails of the animals was like human hair but wild colors.
Ah the older cartoons, I miss them.
CrimsonEtClover Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
That's Lady Lovely Locks, I believe!
nutamu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ah yeah!
Thanks! Over the years the show names faded but the memory of them didn't.
RayOcampo Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
lovely lines of action with her pose and the leaves
Enchanting84Molly Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I saw this one as a kid...and here I thought I knew all the old 80s cartoons...I just looked it up on youtube and watched an episode...I like your rendition!
Kidroso Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
great style
Animikean Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Your lines are clean and flowing, nicely done :)

Gotta agree with your points, art nouveau sings to me too and the people who I can find who remember this all remember it as kinda trippy. Not Shakespeare but if we all have recollections there was something to that writing.

Just looked it up on IMDB,
the guy who wrote this wrote other things I still remember too, wow.
MiNMoKiTTY Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
Lovely. I agree that Rose Petal doesn't get enough love. She was my favorite one too...
Detakohime Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Oh god! Thanks for refreshing my memory of this series, I remember this character, I just could never remember her name or what show she was from but I've watched this when I was five or six, and before I got out of highschool I remember seeing an awesome shirt of her at hot topic, but for some reason my mom didn't want me to buy it >>;I remember her rolling her eyes at me, telling me the shirts for little girls *wtf?!* It was hard as heck to explain to her about old school phases :(
leocartunista Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I love that.
Hugs from Brazil.
TheOtaqueen Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Don't know a whole lot about Rose Petal Place, but I just love how Nouveau it looks.
Cherrypopz Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
I really like that one. Really nice work and pretty colors !
rollchan1985 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
OMG I totally remember Rose Petal Place.I used to have the Book and Tape set and watch the movie so many times.
Cuacqu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice *_* love how you colored it ^^
ElisaFerrari Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Professional General Artist
It's awesome! Great work! :omfg:
Surreal85 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Beautiful! I loved this cartoon when I was little.
Good to know someone else in the world did too.
tartleigh Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this show! I was 4 when I got Rose Petal in my Easter basket and I was ecstatic.

You did a great job with this. I did my own versions of the Rainbow Bright crew, but this is amazing.
LadyLaryssa Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
I vaguely remember that story.... O.o;;;
NOBODY else I know does tho! I was beginning to think I'd dreamed it up or something! Glad you remember it! ^_______^
ainagami Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
colors are rockin! :)
Katmomma Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
I really love your choice in color! it is so warm and attractive to the eye! :love: Beautiful gestural work as well!
Asraniel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2008  Student General Artist
I had a book about that once when I was little. It was still before my time, though. I just remember the looks of the characters. :3
nihonjoe Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2008
Looks very Art Nouveau to me. Nice. :)
MerryMeeper Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
What beautiful colors and line work! :heart: This has such a nice, elegant flow to it.
LadyAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008
Wow, what an amazing picture! :heart: you did a really really great job!
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Aww, thank you :)
LadyAtlantis Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
welcome :D
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