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Waiting For Spring by Saimain Waiting For Spring by Saimain
Faeren and Snoots, slowly waking from hibernation with the return of sunlight and vibrant new growth.  A mixed-media experiment with a traditional watercolor base and loose digital painting over it.  Spring’s almost here! *so excited*

You can learn more about Faeren and "The Wars of Avenan" storyline here: www.meadowhaven.net/wars-of-av…

Watercolor and Photoshop 5.5
Faeren is ©Adele Lorienne (me)
Website: meadowhaven.net/ - TUMBLR: adelelorienne.tumblr.com/

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:iconusagiyogurt:
UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oohh! I love the green. Your attention to detail is astounding.
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Redemmo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Great detail! I especially love the mix of fur and moss on Snoots.
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:icondolphinsilverwolf:
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Faeren: "The first one to make a joke about 'morning wood' is gonna get hit so hard."
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CheckeredFoxglove Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I think this experiment went well. I bet it makes a very attractive print. Also, Snoots is adorable.
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:icontreeonice:
Treeonice Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
May I please use this picture as a profile picture for a minecraft roleplay server tumblr blog?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
No, please don't use my artwork like that, but thank you for asking first. :)
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Treeonice Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Alright, thanks for responding <3
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:icontobyana:
Tobyana Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Lol, there is actually a buy option in your shop now! I don't have to order this via notes anymore! Lol. Just need to decide between 8x12 and 11x14 now. Me thinks 8x12 is going to be easier to frame... I think I HAVE a frame for that. Not so sure about 11x14...
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Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, I've had my new website and shop up since last year! It makes everything so much easier now. *___* The old Meadowhaven code couldn't support a shopping cart feature, so I had to conduct business through notes and e-mails until I could afford to have Meadowhaven revamped and rebuilt with a new format and hosting service. I'm still not done with tweaks and uploading artwork, but all the important stuff is up now, and the store works beautifully. Thank you so much for your support! :)
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Tobyana Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh man, has it really been that long since I ordered something from you? ... Yeah. Yeah it has. Wow. Lol, well, I've been broke x.x But, I just sold a bunch of arts, so I decided to treat myself ^.^ And this picture is just so beautiful. And peaceful.
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SANU-CHAN Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Faeren! We missed you :)
I really like the lighting on his face.
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:icondorothy-t-rose:
Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aaaaaah, this is very very beautiful! I'm a sucker for mixed media pieces! Love the effect of texture from the watercolour in contrast to the smooth digitally painted areas.

~D~
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! *hugs*
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:icondarkendrama:
Darkendrama Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
I love this!
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:iconradiolaire:
Radiolaire Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
The experiment proved conclusive : the mix between paper texture and digital softness is really interesting! Beautiful as always.
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:icontemaire:
Temaire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like Snoots is crying, or is that part of his looks?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
She has markings on her face, which can be seen more clearly in artwork with her human form. This is her character page and history, if you are curious: [link]
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:icontemaire:
Temaire Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You have an extencive storyline going on there, are you planing to write a book?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a private storyline that has been ongoing for over ten years now. Nearly all my original artwork depicts the characters, worlds and stories from it. No novels, but I do have artbooks, and plenty of information available on my website. :)
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sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
I got a bunny too. (a toy)
*envious of real bunny*
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Snoots is not a bunny. :)
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:iconsayuri4muu:
sayuri4muu Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
lol
My bad *still envious*
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:iconnebride7:
Nebride7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is wonderful. Love the little critter.
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:iconmyoneway:
myoneway Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So nice and very cute ;-)
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:iconshanghaisarah:
ShanghaiSarah Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Such beautiful & Enchanting work!
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:iconlacamilla:
LaCamilla Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. Love what you've created here. :)
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LaQueSabe Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful. Thatīs how Iīd love to spend every summer and oversleep the sun and hot.
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doublethefun Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
pretty cool!
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Nakomiwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This piece is very beautiful. Amazing work.
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Gold-Seven Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You now have awakened within me a desire to find the nearest tree and cuddle up in it with a fuzzy animal, and not come out until Spring begins. ;)

I doubt Mikesch would approve, though. I might get away with scratches if I tried it.

We've had five days of glorious spring here... and now winter is back, for at least ten days, they said on the news yesterday. :( Now where's a tree to hibernate in...
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Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh man, I wish I could hibernate in a tree, too! :heart:
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Hiru3ka Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
I love your work more and more. This is absolutly magical art. Thank you for that! :-)
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Junaedy-Ponda Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome art!
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Tobyana Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I will want a print of this.... As soon as I can scrounge up the funds. Cause this is. Perfect. So peaceful, beautiful, adorable.
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Artist-Worshipper-E Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Stunning!
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WilMarrow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's incredible, your art always makes your characters so interesting. then I read the bio's and I find out the pictures were very accurate >_<
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RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so cool :) And I can't wait for spring :love:
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:iconlauragarabedian:
LauraGarabedian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! One of my favorite pieces of yours thus far!
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:iconramen1031:
Ramen1031 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
so Beautiful... I love rabbits
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Snoots is not a rabbit, but thank you! :)
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:iconprechoco:
prechoco Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Holy beep :o I love it! :)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Well done both with design and execution...:sun:
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:iconfelinewyvern:
felinewyvern Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
What a wonderful picture. I love the sense of awakening I get from it.
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:iconstory-of-a-mind:
Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Looks like the wood has started growing on them as well while they rested.
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Indeed it has. :)
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Redbuick95 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
love it!!!
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:iconobscuresanctuary:
ObscureSanctuary Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Yay! I love your Faeren pictures, they're my favs :) This one is magnificent, and I love Snoots here
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:iconmelli-melian:
melli-melian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Can I have a Snoots? I want a Snoots.
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Treyos Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous work! I'm wishing that spring would wake from hibernation. I'm tired of this winter weather. ;P
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