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Princess Kaguya -watercolor- by jurithedreamer Princess Kaguya -watercolor- by jurithedreamer
watercolor, photoshop 2009.8

Japanese Oldest fairy tale
"princess Kaguya" (or tale of bamboo cutter)
wiki: [link]

when I was little, I had a children's book of this,
and it was my least favorite book of my collection
even though it had a beautiful girl and dress (kimono),
which little-me probably loved, in it.
why? b/c princes' failing of getting treasures and
the punishment (injury) as a result of failing scared little-me so badly...
I still can remember the picture brilliantly that
the prince died getting fire all over himself,
and the prince died getting his eyes burned/swelled up severely.
it's my trauma fairy tale, lol


I liked atmosphere of drawing better than finish, ew.
sketch
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Odamako Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ohhh, I can't believe, this is so beautiful! And I love her face expression, though I cannot really say why XD It's like a straight look at the viewer, quite touching :) 
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vanessa5400 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Can i use it??????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
what do you mean by use?
Please do not print/sell this image.
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Istriel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
Your style is gorgeous and your skill with watercolors is amazing !
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Jburns272 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice.
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Phaedris Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Very very interesting.  I love the atmosphere of the sketch, too :heart:  But this watercolor is extraordinarily well done.  I think I have never before seen a watercolor with such depth/perspective.  Usually watercolors are meant to dissolve colors and lines but this one is quite different.  
The moon in the background is very well thought out and rendered (that's not the right word)
:deviation: :+favlove:
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sakkysa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Super lovely, I bet this is just a million more fantastics in person
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NE-body Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
Man, I always felt super bad for the princes too. It always felt really nasty to me because I always wondered why she couldn't just tell them they had no chance instead of sending them on suicide quests. I also wondered what happened to the kingdoms those princes were supposed to be heirs of... Nice Drawing though! 
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Karinta Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Ohhh yes! I know this! The girl from the moon born in a bamboo stalk.... :-)
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Lovely work! I love the shimmery effects on the kimono especially. :) Very well done!
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Ficklestix Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Studio Ghibli is making a movie of this, coming out this year, directed by Isao Takahata: [link](film)
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KiaraJoy Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I featured this piece in my journal as an artwork style example for a contest: [link] . Love your work!
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SnowKimono Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
The colors in this is so beautiful and I love her expression :love:
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orochi-rob Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bellisimo!!!!
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yoolin Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your drawing is so pretty. I love the atmosphere, you did it well ! =)
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
:thanks:
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Cygam-7 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Lovely concept and use of color! :)
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MomoISMaiMonkeh Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
my grandma used to tell me this story (:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
is your grandma Japanese?
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MomoISMaiMonkeh Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
yes,
im part japanese
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Your art is exquisite!
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moonlit-roses Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: It's so pretty!

I say you did a wonderful job doing this! Keep up with the amazing job. :nod:
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Yabun-Ookami Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely goregous. i'm speechless.
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
:thanks:
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Noncomplatypus Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I kinda liked that fairy-tale actually, lol.
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raetara-oceans Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so amazing! excellent work!!
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Oljum Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist
I like this old fashion style. It put to your picture and it's mood
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JenY1212 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
I really love your use of color :)
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StainedGlassJesus Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
My favorite Japanese folk-tale!
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Charlene-Art Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a gorgeous drawing.
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GreenInkling Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
No way, the watercolor is astounding.
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Tengokunoshi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist
it's beautiful :D:D:D
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
:thanks:
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blackdragonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Student General Artist
wow! the color and the atmosphere of this is so beautiful! Wonderful work! :heart:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
thank you!
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BreannaWelsh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
beautiful colors, I just don't understand how you can put so much detail into this o-o its really incredible c:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
ooh, thank you!
actually, the most important thing doing detail is
just "make it look like detailed,"
not necessary to be crazy detailed.
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BreannaWelsh Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
you're welcoem c:
And I suppose so, because too much detail can kill a piece D:
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dum-donutz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This is beautiful :wow:
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WarFalcon Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty and I love Kaguya-Hime!!!
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Het-heret Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist
Long, long time ago, when I was was young and watching "Sailor Moon" anime a heard about Princess Kaguya... :) Beautiful story. And wonderful piture. I'm really impressed :aww:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
yea, Sailor Moon!
that was my childfood Anime.

thank you!
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FreeSvea Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
I LIKE IT!! :thumbsup: :) :heart:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
thank you!
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TheRingMistress Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009   General Artist
It is beautiful.
I love the moon lighting!

Lol, the only reason why I know about Kaguya is because of Inuyasha. :XD:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
lol

well, you see a lot of Japanese fairy tales
in various Animes
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TheRingMistress Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009   General Artist
Touch, my dear. :XD:
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jujubeeze Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Wow.... this is amazing work!! The colors are so pretty and you did a very good job of setting the atmosphere of the darkness of the dusk, and the bright moon in the background. This is so lovely. :heart: The sketch is very pretty also! :+fav:
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jurithedreamer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
ooh, thank you so much!
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