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I Remember Moonlight by Saimain I Remember Moonlight by Saimain
My end of a trade-paint with the talented Natsuki! [link]
SHE DREW THE LINEART and I painted it. It was a challenge to do because our styles are so different, and I've never painted a shoreline before. I'm glad of the experience, though. After two weeks of study and mindless frustration and even a dizzy spell, I have finally learned how to paint waves. *falls asleep from exhaustion* Many thanks to Stef for her help!

Art and character © :iconnatsuki-3:
Colors by me.

Description by Natsuki:
"The girl had a brother, a very silent child, he was found in the forest clearing at night when he was just an infant and the girl's family raised him as their own son. He had a mark on his forehead - a star. He often went to the seaside and picked glimmering stones and shells into a small sack (on the picture the girl holds it in her hands, 'cause the boy left it on the sand) which his sister sewed for him and gave it to him on his seventh birthday. He liked to pick the stones at night because they sparkled like stars in the bright moonlight. And one day he didn't come back home. He had wanted to reach the real stars and gone too far into the ocean..."
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Midn1ghtcat Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
wow very beautiful
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darkmoon248 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student
WOW the water's effect is amazing *-* and the light is very beautiful.
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MrsMarko Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
That's so beautiful!
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IceQueenofMitera Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You can see the sadness at her loss brother. Very beautiful
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maeve88 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
the water!
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:iconartemisaesthetic:
ArtemisAesthetic Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
...This is my new background ;)
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Living-Magikally Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Speechless...

~M
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chun4 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
My gosh, you update so MUCH!!!..... I LOVE YOU!!! XD
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sukigoes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
amazing!
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FireHowl13 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
Congratulations I now dub you the best artist ever as well as your friend that did the lineart!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now you can have as many cookies as you want while I stare at this picture for the next three days Woohoo!! :) :love:
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A-Moonlit-Melody Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the texture of the sea and the sand
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kewlkatlindaj Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
OMGosh It's amazing! I have based my character in a game called Hollow off of this. It's a dragon that forms into an elf most of the time. I would love to use this in my bio, you would get full credit with your name under the photo, the name of it, and a link straight to this page. It would be amazing to get your permission for it.

Thanks!
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PINK-ROSE14 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Professional Photographer
AMAZING. ^_^ :heart: it!!!
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:iconbanan-nonne:
Banan-nonne Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It almost glows! Such a beautiful picture and such a moving story. It touched me. :') :+favlove:
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ounasaski Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
You have been featured here: [link] =)
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
Thank you! That's very sweet of you. :)
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:iconqueenelizzabeth:
QueenElizzabeth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
You are really talented! The coloring is just outstanding, and the story really got to me
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:iconmarril96:
Marril96 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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:iconceejaye:
CeeJaye Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Such a beautiful scene!! You are very talented and have been featured.
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ChristianistheLawr Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009   Writer
Awww. :heart: You are one of my favourite painters.
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mustingel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre absolutely amazing art has been featured in my humble journal [link]

Hope you don't mind!
Keep up your amazing work!

Kristi aka mustingel
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Saimain Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Ah, that was very sweet of you! Thank you! :)
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:iconmustingel:
mustingel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome!
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xxpaperdollsxx Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
in credible paint job
:worship:
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metalviking Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
That story is so sad :(
but the art is beautiful :D the waves and trees are so detailed! I was listening to Seventh Son of a Seventh Son when i saw this and the music fit perfectly

--
Owner: Well, o'course it was nailed there! If I hadn't nailed that bird down, it would have muscled up to those bars, and VOOM!

Mr. Praline: Look matey, this parrot wouldn't "voom" if you put four thousand volts through it! It's bleedin' demised!!
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lJust-isl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
love this one
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Nemehotatse Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
For never painting a shoreline before, it's pretty dang immaculate! :love: Everything about this piece speaks for the epitome of Moonlight.
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wild-dreamer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
I keep finding and clicking on things, and wanting to favourite them.. and then realising that I've got you on watch already because of your beautiful work. The colouring is incredible here, good job! Your work is always so stunning.
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Kideril Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
Beautiful!
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sugamama1993 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
this is too beautiful 2 be true
and the story seems so sad yet so passionate
love the whole thing babes
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:iconshinjuuki:
Shinjuuki Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
i love this one!
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:iconalonely:
Alonely Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
Her dress even looks like a seashell! Excellent ocean feel.
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:iconspirittina:
spirittina Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Digital Artist
brilliant your are very talented
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:iconhaisoj-swerdna:
Haisoj-Swerdna Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
O.O amazingly beautifully gorgeous
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:iconkenshinteki:
Kenshinteki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Beautiful. I love her expression-- very wistful and mournful.
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asdfdasfkj Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008   General Artist
Amazing. @_@
The ocean is so intricately colored, looks great.
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Opasama Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
You've probably heard it so many times, but I feel the need to say it
You did an AMAZING job on the ocean
The waves look so real
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Arctic-silence Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, amazing work! :D
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:iconsachi-pon:
Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHINY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
*_____*
This is one of my faves out of all the things you've done.
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Mori-Hikari Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the mood the story set! glad i read it before the picture loaded! made it better than i could have imagined. beautiful!
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Listy Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008
Beautiful picture, and so sad!
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Yinnyize Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
She's so cute ! :D :D
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:iconqwertyflib:
qwertyflib Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008  Student General Artist
WOW that is simply fantasic!
i LOVE the detail
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JapaneseFanatic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Omg. This is absolutely amazing! Its beautiful!!
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Absolutely beautiful, and so magical! :wow:
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CamilaKairi Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the way that you've painted the waves! :D

:+favlove:
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FeralSeraph Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This picture is beautiful, epecially if you look at it when listening to the song "Exile" by Enya....
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Eviecats Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
WOW that background is amazing! I love the blue hues!
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cuttie666 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
hey hey i forgot...what happend to the little boy when he walked to far...did a something bad or good happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconcuttie666:
cuttie666 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
its real beautiful
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