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Spring Snow by Saimain Spring Snow by Saimain
A painting from 2003, back when I was still getting the hang of digital methods. It captures something of a transition from winter into spring, hence why Faeren's dancing with butterflies, yet it's snowing. The two women in the top corner are the two main female influences on his life--one his maid, the other one who will never return his love.

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

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:bulletred:SIGNED PRINTS AND ARTBOOK AVAILABLE HERE: [link]

Faeren is copyright me
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:iconfaeriedragon19:
FaerieDragon19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Beautiful! I love it!
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:iconexabrupto:
ExAbrupto Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009   Photographer
A.K.A. Attack of the killer butterflies.
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:iconleaf17:
LEAF17 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2008  Student General Artist
i love what you did in this peace
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:iconblack--moth:
Black--Moth Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Over the past couple of years, this picture has tended to pop into my mind whenever nature gives my the urge to frolic.
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SamBo8706 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2005
<33333333 OK, im soooo lovin this, the butterflies, the snow, everything is just sooo beautiful! *drool* *pant* There's nothing more to say than WOW! xD
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:iconbdevries:
bdevries Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
I love the formal composition of this--beautiful border.
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:iconlauzon:
lauzon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2005  Professional General Artist
i'm just lovin' it:D
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:iconaphrodita:
Aphrodita Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Very beautifull!!
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:iconambitoussprite:
ambitoussprite Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Student Writer
This is a lovely picture! Poor Fearen! His love doesn't share his effection! :sniff:
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:iconmartina-san:
martina-san Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
Beautiful
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:iconrunning-halfwolf:
running-halfwolf Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
This is really good. Thats really sad that she'll never love him back.
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:iconbananamonkey:
bananamonkey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005  Student Writer
You are:


Amazing
Astonishing
Talented
Brilliant
Cool
Great


The list goes on...I'm just in awe...@_@
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kasvet-piriltisi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   Interface Designer
butterflies and flieLadies,
i love the glowin snow...
and movement of character....
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:iconlucias-tears:
lucias-tears Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005   Photographer
another beautiful piece of work. i love your ideas that went into this piece :kiss:
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:iconambrosiajade:
AmbrosiaJade Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
Wow, that's really pretty. :nod: I love the colors, and I wouldn't have noticed the two women in the corners if you hadn't said something, but I guess that's because I'm absent minded. XP The butterflies are really pretty too. I love how they're all fluttering around. Wonderful job, luv. ^__~
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:iconthenitewolf:
thenitewolf Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005
pretty.
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:iconlisadora:
Lisadora Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
mmmm.... nice :D
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:iconkitchan333:
kitchan333 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i just love this one.everything about it. a transition from winter to spring... that's a great thing to capture.
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:iconelvenkeruri:
elvenkeruri Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
I may have to start checking under cushions for change with which to purchase this illustrious art book of goodness...*search and scrabbles*
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:iconshadowedwolf:
ShadowedWolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
So beautiful..he looks like he's never seen snow before. :XD:
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:iconsugimoto:
sugimoto Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional
great couloring^^
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:iconarwen-udomiel:
Arwen-udomiel Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
Truly Amazing ^^.
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pure-white-orchid Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Student
Your work is very decorative or illustrative
I think your would work very well as illustration with stories.
Lol I am typing this and looking at the descirption again for a sec:P
You ARE going to use it as illustration.
Lovely. Suits really well for that. You're very talented I think
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:iconanidragon:
AniDragon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O_O Colors!!! So pretty!
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:iconstardroidjean:
stardroidjean Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
Very nice, I love the layout and pose in the pic. ^^
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Naoko-Hirumi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
*dies from the beautifulness* I am always amazed at your talents...please say this is in the art book...or at least still in the one book you're putting it in o.o
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yes, this is in the artbook. :) The artbook has already been published, I'm just waiting on my proof copy to make sure everything is perfect before it goes out for sale. Shouldn't be more than a week or two now.
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:iconnaoko-hirumi:
Naoko-Hirumi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
ooooh >> *runs off to dig change out of the washer and dryer* I will get that book!!!
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:iconshinkonokokoro:
ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that really is gorgeous. You ought to colour more of your stuff. I really love it.
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:iconmotherdragon:
motherdragon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
This is my favorite piece out of all your gallery, for some reason it just draws me into it. Your talent is awesome.
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Ludwig1300 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderfull!!
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:iconspedcialandproud:
spedcialandproud Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
gorgeous...i love the colors
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:iconspedcialandproud:
spedcialandproud Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
gorgeous...i love the colors
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:iconmetaleath:
MetaLeath Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love your works. I like the colouring. It's so beautiful. :+fav:
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MegaLisa830 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is pretty. ^__^ I like Faeren's pose, calm expression, and his outfit. :) And the butterflies and snow. And the circle border, and side borders, with the knots. And Oriele and Jessy in the corners. :)
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ankhesnamun Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
And it's even more beautiful in colour.
You know, if you could syphon off some of your artistic talent and bottle it and then sell it, you would make millions. I'll be first in line to buy some!!!!
:) :) :)
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:iconvalindra:
Valindra Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
*gasp*
Really beautiful as a coloured version.
I liked the pencil version, but this one is simply awsome.
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TailoredAngelsHorror Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004  Student Writer
I love it with colors even more! Great job!
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:iconalfonz:
alfonz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2004
jesus
ohh sorry
it looks amasing
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:iconwagnas:
wagnas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
Beautiful work.:)
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copperphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
This is really lovely! I like it in and of itself, but as a book illustration, it's doubly wonderful; my first thought, when I saw it was that it looked like an illustration for the better class of graphic novel.

Are you already a published author, or is this planned as your debut novel?
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Saimain Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
I have several other books besides, being submitted to editors at the moment, but 'The Wars of Avenan' is my first fantasy series. This picture will be used as an illustration in one of the five books. :)
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copperphoenix Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2004
On the subject of the artwork itself, I can definitely see this as a bookplate; are you aiming for the almost-old-fashioned style of book which includes full-colour plates, every now and again? I love those; I did as a child, and I still do, to this day. :) I love more modern fiction, too, but I think some of it would benefit from having an option somewhere between the modern graphic novel, and the modern illustration-free paperback text-only novel.

I guess I was just surprised to see you mention this in an illustrative context, because I haven't seen any modern publication types (short of the aforementioned graphic novel) which include colour illustrations; but if you've found such a publication method, more power to you, I'm sure your work is ideal for it, from what I've seen so far. :)
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PhoenixdreamangelMSB Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
WOW!..........okay okay WE SO have to do a colaboration or something.........I dunno what an art trade thing.......never done one..........so.....ya......check out my lil folder of fun fun drawings and photos and .........eesh........I wish I were this good.......I think I just need to put more emotional pics together cause well I Just love looking at them. Anyways lemme know!
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Artoki Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2004
Are you on Elfwood? I think I may have seen this one there before. It's another beautiful picture, I'm having trouble *not* adding all your pics to faves! Lovely pattern-work and details. It's got such a magical feel to it. Aww, rats, I can't stop myself, this is going in faves too :+fav: !
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eilid Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
The colouring is nice and airy, and his pose is nicely exicuted :3 I love the butterflies and the tribal banners!
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StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
You know what? The gloves rule. I mean, the picture is nice, but the gloves really stood out to me.
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 28, 2004  Professional General Artist
I love gloves ^_^
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:iconstrawberryp0cky:
StrawberryP0cky Featured By Owner May 28, 2004
Good! I was hoping you'd be mad that I kinda brushed aside the rest of the piccie and just commented on the gloves :)
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pixie-the-gator Featured By Owner May 25, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the lighting on the drapery is absolutly gorgeous! this peice reminds me a bit of amy brown
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