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Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun Bridge of Wings - The Weaver by puimun
Size: 12.6x16.3 inches
Medium: Watercolors
Prints and original available: [link]
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Sketch & related Blog posts: [link]

There is a legend of lovers: it is said that the stars Altair and Vega in the summer night sky are the celestial glimmers of the Weaver Girl and Herder Boy. The Milky Way spills in a glistening river, sprawling across the heavens, and forever keeping the lovers apart, except for once a year when all the magpies of the world would fly up and form a bridge of wings that the Herder Boy and Weaver Girl might briefly touch, before spinning back to their corners of the sky. This is one of the reasons why magpies are considered auspicious birds and bringers of good fortune.
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:iconejkaull:
ejkaull Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist
very complicated, beautiful and interesting
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zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
magnificent and beautiful, a true master!
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upload-image-here Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
Very beautiful. It's amazing that you do all of this with watercolors.
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LyrisAvedis Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
What a poignant tale to go with the image.
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RavensHiddenSoul Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Oh, lovely... <3

What mythology is that story from? o.o
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MoricoHM Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really fascinating picture! It glows...
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:iconlusete:
lusete Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured your art here: [link]
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:iconsakaryn:
Sakaryn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
I particularly like this piece and the one with Herder Boy. I think these are the best works you've done yet :)
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.
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kellybean1998 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Absolutely breathtaking!!! I just love your use of all the spirals in the sky and in the water. Are they symbols of our Milky Way Galaxy? Do you actually have Altair and Vega represented by the stars shown in this picture?
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:iconirida-iris:
Irida-Iris Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work always amazes me !!!)))
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ArchUriel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
just when i think that you cant suprise me with yoar tallent'this one is AMAZING
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ArchUriel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
i love the perspective with the lotuses what i dont see alot in yoar works,the perspective difrence make it lok so vivid and rialistic.also i like the water correncies and the shells/bones pole'thoas are amazing
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VXthinkwinkXV Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, just like the other (The Herder).
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:iconmillmac:
Millmac Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
I could hardly just :+fav: one of them, could I? Now they next to each other again XD
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:iconzealousceles:
zealousceles Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional
Amazingly stunning... :O
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:iconjmcmahon78:
jmcmahon78 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist
Lovely!!!
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:iconbritsmc13:
BritsMc13 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
So beautiful!
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:iconzorufu:
Zorufu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, absolutely beautiful.
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animeisawesome97 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student General Artist
This pic is outstanding!:wow:. I would be honoured if u could check out my gallery and tell me what u think.
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:iconaelcharya:
Aelcharya Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Magical, as usual :3
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Ocean-Of-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
My mother bought my sister and I a picture book of this beautiful story. Always loved it. And I must say that I love your depiction of it! Beautiful work!!
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SwanFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool
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:iconsentrionic:
sentrionic Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
wow, this artwork has one of the best structural designs, all parts are like flowing water and the space is amazingly used. you are sooo talented!!!
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:iconrainbow-magic:
rainbow-magic Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconshadowseason:
ShadowSeason Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful. :heart:
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:iconmoonsbreath:
MoonsBreath Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Just wow
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:iconokawamizuki:
OkawaMizuki Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011   Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjthmmanson4:
JTHMManson4 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist
Outstanding!!!
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work! :clap:
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PantherStar613 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love magpies. This story and depiction is lovely :)
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aslix Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow amazing :aww:
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RobbyMarcs7 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
beautiful and deep as always!!!
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Mieu-san Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
I love this legend...
You've depicted it so wonderfully. I thank you for that!
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:iconloveirish:
loveirish Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Beautiful! I love all of the details that you put in your paintings; it must take so long to do!
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gabrielcrypto Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful as always! This is magnific! I think I'll end up having all your gallery on my favorites! xD
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow:
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masked-elf Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
omg love it!!!
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:icondaniella27:
Daniella27 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
it's so beautiful, the idea is brilliant!
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Sinclair-milo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
i heard this story from the recent karate kid
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YihyoungLi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Digital Artist
I really enjoy the decisions you made, especially the shell-like rocks and magpie bridge. It really makes this piece stand out.
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:iconmissjuli:
MissJuli Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful! love the atmosphere and the colours you chosed ^^
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:iconflingor:
Flingor Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
This is too amazing for my eyes...! xD Haha, it looks so beautiful!
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PagesOfDreams Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011   Writer
So imaginative! Beautiful! I love how shaped it is... it adds curve, wave and flow. With this I think of water flow and breeze. Elegance and grace.
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:iconalislinn:
Alislinn Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know that story ^o^
How pretty *_*
This is just amazing
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LadyYumie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
U used watercolors??? =O amazing .... how?????
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
like this: [link]
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:iconladyyumie:
LadyYumie Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
wow^^ thanks I followed the link ....still once again : AMAZING work you put into this ^^
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OriginalVillain Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Exceptionally beautiful, and a nice story along with it. : )
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Tima-Kamishiro Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
very pretty :)
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