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A Star for a Heart by Saimain A Star for a Heart by Saimain
My entry for "A Star For a Heart" contest hosted by :iconeshkenazi:
There's still time for more entries, go check it out here! [link]

The prompt: Once there was a girl who was born from a stone and she had star for a heart. One day she met a boy and put her heart in his hands. And it was magic.

Since the girl is born from a stone, it would make sense that she is small, so I made her a little stone faerie. Gives a new meaning to the term "precious stone," hee. She's a shy little thing... ^__^ My friend Kelly helped me come up with the idea. The background is meant to suggest a heart-shape. And look, I drew a boy without elf ears! *gasp*
(Batty: Aahh! Human!)

Took about three days total from sketch to painting. Pencil and Photoshop. I need more practice drawing children, heh.
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:iconj-henrique-s:
J-Henrique-S Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a talent. Congratulations, very sweet.
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:iconirmaodeakasha:
irmaodeakasha Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Perfect! I just love it...
:D
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:iconchazste:
Chazste Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
So sweet and gorgeous. Great work.
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:iconjackvinehopper:
JackVinehopper Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
This is fantastic. The boy looks really good. I've been struggling to draw childrens' proportions myself. Not so easy.
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yuna1966 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
too tender and sweet...I love it :)
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:iconxflyskyhighx:
xFlySkyHighx Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, this is beautiful! So much adoration!
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:iconakanu:
Akanu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Beautiful <3
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:iconsugar-girl19:
Sugar-Girl19 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconsugar-girl19:
Sugar-Girl19 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
AMAZING!!
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:iconobsess-confess:
Obsess-Confess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconsolidmx:
solidmx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
the child is so cute his hand and feets.
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:iconundefinederror:
UndefinedError Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An eight year old boy and a tiny naked fairy? This can't end well. (spoken by someone who used to be an eight year old boy)

But seriously though, beautiful drawing.
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:iconkittynn:
kittynn Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
They both look perfectly childlike to me (coming from a mama to five). I love how she is looking away from what she is offering him, so sweet.
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SandieBlair Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have featured your work in my journal.[link]
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That was very sweet of you. :)
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. :)
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
It's the kind of setup for...they become friends and she makes him into another faerie...
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:iconlikegolddustonmysoul:
Beautiful work!In my favourites =)
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:iconplangkye:
plangkye Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
"Star for a heart," huh? I wonder how many people submitted Howl's Moving Castle fanart to that one?

I love the lighting in this.
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:iconjustria:
Justria Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love how natural the pose is, and the color palette is lovely. :heart:
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:iconlisaelle:
lisaelle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Gorgeous!
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:iconursulapatch:
UrsulaPatch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Such a sweet piece. :)
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:iconfallenfaerieprince:
FallenFaeriePrince Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009   Writer
This is so cute and love the freckles.
Star for a heart is a theme in my life too.

You did beautifully :heart: :floating: :nod:
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:iconlonewolverine:
LOneWOlvErIne Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
awww, its adorable...
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:iconbluetouch:
bluetouch Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009
So beautiful:x
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:iconstephanie-chivas:
Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student General Artist
So I thought I'd fav+ and commented on this before but I don't really know. Anyway, brilliant pic, it's so beautiful and congrats with the contest.
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Captain-Masticate Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
That's quite pretty. Nice job!
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:iconred-rose22:
red-rose22 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2008  Student Photographer
that looks awsome! :D
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:iconzafiara:
Zafiara Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008   Photographer
Hey!

Just a quick note to let you know you've been featured ^^

[link]

:sun:
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! That's very sweet of you. :)
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:iconzafiara:
Zafiara Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008   Photographer
You're welcome :)
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:icondariyan:
dariyan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
This reminds me of the Diana Wynne Jones story, Howl's Moving Castle. Particularly of how young Howl gave his heart to a fallen star (Calcifer).
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:icondarkcreations:
DarkCreations Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
so soft and gorgeous....they both seem very elegant. ^^ great job! love your work!
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:iconaye-luv-dragons:
Aye-Luv-Dragons Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008
This is beautiful!! It looks like a photo!
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:iconzwoondawl:
Zwoondawl Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
AW! So cute.

But the pile of rocks really look like a pile of pooh! xD I STILL LOVE IT! :heart:
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
I don't think I seen this beauty wonderful picture......
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trillean Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Congrats on the win! I've been a fan of your art for year, ever since like 2000, and you deserve it.
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:iconsachi-pon:
Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am not sure, but I think the head might be too big?? I don't know, children tend to have bigger heads anyway. XD
Oh cool, now I see the heart in the background!!! ^^
My fave part is the fairy~~
I love this pic!
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magibunny Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008
gosh, I love this.
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::frail:*~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~*:frail::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::frail:* ~ SO :heart: VERY LOVELY ~ *:frail::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::frail:*~~~~~~~~*~~~~~~~*:frail::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::frail::star::butterflytwo:
:butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo::star::butterflytwo:
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG, your comment s so pretty... XDDDD
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:iconvilla-chinchilla:
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:blowkiss: :iconwuvplz: :blowkiss:
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:iconsachi-pon:
Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^____^
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:iconleighly:
leighly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008
This is magic!
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FeuerKnight Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
great1
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:icontharshinaa:
Tharshinaa Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know, your painting here just reminded me about those Christmas cards with cherubs and children with innocent expressions. Or a crochet piece. Something very homely that my mum would have loved dearly. :)

By the way, is it me... or does the head seem a little big? O_O
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:iconsussi1:
Sussi1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008   Digital Artist
The little girl is so lovely and fragile, very beautiful!
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:iconshadowlady01:
shadowlady01 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2008
There are many so many details I like in this one : the little stone fairy and how her hair flows in the air, her tiny shimmering wings, the light coming on the little boy; his legs and feet are perfect. Beautiful artwork.:+favlove:
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:iconkatmontreve:
katmontreve Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
VERY sweet. :)

'Course I ALWAYS love our work.
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