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Duet by Saimain Duet by Saimain
I want a minstrel.. ^_^ Steal his feather and make him play for me all day. Mereet's got it all figured out.

You can learn more about Mereet, Semiyar and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here: [link]

0.5 mechanical pencil and Photoshop texture
Mereet and Semiyar copyright me: [link]
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XOrdinary1998 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, so pretty!
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Dark-Momento-Mori Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
A personal minstrel would be fun. <3
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Aquaria-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist
Your art is amazing, did you draw this entirely with just pencil?
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Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
I'm back...-_-"
This is my ALL TIME favourite...thankyou so much for posting this...everytime I look at it this makes my day it's so gorgeous and adorable...Thankyou you're amazing ^_^
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irishpagan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
I remember this. Some one sent it to me a very long time ago and told me it was his. Good to know who the rightful owner is. Beautiful work.
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Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Thank you. :)

Heh...that happens a lot. Regardless whether I put my watermark on my artwork or not. *sigh*
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irishpagan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Well, it was a long time ago. Over seven years. I recognized two others that he showed me as well. Either way, its pleasent to meet the proper owner.
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Sully-Bean Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I saw this on Elfwood aaages ago...i love it sooooooooooooo much it's incredible!!!!!! Who are the people???? I really wanna know coz if they're from a book I sooooooo wanna read it!!!!!!! It's gorgeous *Woot* Go lefty minstrels!!!! I want one!!
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009
Thank you for your interest! There aren't any novels, but you can learn more about my characters and their stories here: [link] :)
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potoperson Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
AH who does not secretly wish to be a minstrel? They are so cool!
I love this picture! the pointed ears give it a fantasy feel.
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yunamira Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
I love this picture! I first saw it in the pages of your book (Saberondan, along with...oh goodness, I've forgotten the first book's title...well, anyways, my friend received both books as Christmas presents, so I filched Saberondan while she started in on her second read of...of...it. =P). I probably spent a good ten minutes or so total just drooling over this illustration. I love Semiyar in this picture! *salivates* xD
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Welliame Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
It's so cute ^ ^
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rosecourt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
thats really pretty! :D
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:iconwoozle:
woozle Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredibly adorable! I love the overall feel of the image! I am especially fond of her little arm wrapped around him! Too cute!
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cupoloco Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
Makes me think of Vanyel and Stefan from Mercedes Lackey's 'LastHerald Mage' trilogy. If it weren't for the elf ears...
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Serika-Ishar Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
mrrrrrrr love minstrels... Very beautiful.
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aseariel Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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AmaelleMilena Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful....simply beautiful
I love expression on then face its beautiful =D :+fav:
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airyfairyamy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Professional
ooo its so pretty :)
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WritingRin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I was looking for this picture!!!!!! I saw it on Elfwood and couldn't find it again. It's craaaazy that I stumbled over this gallery again. Cool! I now have renewed interest in the rest of your gallery!
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Naomi-Shikaru Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
Very nice feeling between these to, playful and fun. ^_^
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hushaboo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2006
How the shading is amazing how do you do the shading... i am a beginner and would be open to any suggestions
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pinkelf232 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005  Student
This is REALLY good!! The way they hold the instrument and everything. I especially loved the way she holds the quill. Kepp it up :)
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gothicshidre Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
All your black and white sketches are wonderful! Do you ever do comission peices?
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Saimain Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
Yes, I've done far too many commission pieces over the years..you can see a few hundred of them on my site, along with all the rest of my work if you want. Informations on commissions and such can also be found there. I'm not accepting any at the moment.
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MegaLisa830 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it would be great to have a minstrel, even greater to have Semiyar as a minstrel.. lol ^__^ Anyways, I like their poses and expressions, it really looks like they're singing together, while Semiyar's playing. :) And their hair. And Semiyar's lute and feather. :)
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SwirlingLeaf Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
*sighs*
*and favs*
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Kame Featured By Owner May 15, 2004
I agree with Tessakitten on this. Beautiful work. You're a great artist. [And you live in Oregon, fancy that xD]
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TNHawke Featured By Owner May 13, 2004
awsome clothing folds.
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artemisballet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2004   Photographer
All I can say is..
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

definatly +fav
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dremelf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmmmm. There's something that really speaks to me in this piece. I can't quite put my finger on it....

I guess I'll just have to +fav it. ^_~
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tessakitten Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2004
OMG ONLY ONE COMMENT ON THIS..what is wrong with the world!???
I mean i've been browsing through your whole gallery and have really WANTED to comment on all your work but i thought it would be irritating to get on DA and see "300 million messages from Tessa Kitten" or something LOL

but when i saw only ONE COMMENT on this GORGEOUS peice i thought i would die. This is amazing *clings* and yeah, she really DOES have it all figured out. Kudos!
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cebap Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2004
oooo such a purdy picture! I love your art!
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