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With Pure Heart by puimun With Pure Heart by puimun
"With Pure Heart" (Chinese Cinderella) - Prints ($16.95) and Original painting ($1395.00) and detail closeups here: www.shadowscapes.com/image.php…
Blog post with lots of in-progress photos and process: shadowscapes.com/wordpress/?p=…

The second in a series of pieces illustrating the Chinese version of the Cinderella story. Yexian with the magical fish that grants her wishes.
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:iconelfvenartist:
Elfvenartist Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the colors
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ManorasFlame Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is absolutely stunning!  
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lonesome-wolf-child Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omgoshh I LOVED this story when I was little! :heart: I remember reading it several times when I was in the third grade, since that's where I first found out about it. You've captured this beauuuutifully, and just... Wow... All the details and textures are just lovely. :heart: I feel I can easily stare in awe of this piece for hours if I was able. :heart:
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Entraya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A magical fish that grants wishes.. Is this a decently common theme? I think i have come across a fairytale of a man that catches the fish several times to fulfill his wifes' wishes
Beautiful illustration. I really like it when you bring out the warm colors. It looks so magical
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think it does happen quite often!
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Govina Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Professional General Artist
I have your tarot cards, calendar and two watercolor instructional books...I absolutely love your work!
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks!  i'm so glad to hear you are enjoying them!
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UsagiYogurt Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love the colours in this one! It's so swirly and beautiful.
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Nenamatahari Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Goddess-of-Time Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
I borrowed one of your books from a friend and I was so excited when I found you on deviantart! This painting is so lovely. I love your colors and your shapes and everything looks so delicate. Really magical =)
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I hope you enjoyed the book too
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Goddess-of-Time Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
You're welcome!

And I really enjoyed the book. It was (is!) inspiring. Thank you for sharing your work with us =)
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ShadowCatofHell Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That is one enormous Koi fish, but absolutely stunning too.
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ElementalJess Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
More magical work. Your delicate movement and rich colors are always fantastic.
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MoonFey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I just love how the fishs tail blends in with the water!
Your illustrations makes me intrested to read this version of the Cinderella story! :meow:
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You can probably find it pretty easy on the internet
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:iconmoonfey:
MoonFey Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'll see if I can find it :)
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:icontatzuyoshi:
Tatzuyoshi Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's beautiful! :love: The fish is absolutely gorgeous! Well done! :clap: 
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that fish!
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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Gingerponytailman Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
This work is fantastic! I love how limited the pallet seems, but how amazing the contrast is between the red tones and the blue. Great job!
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electranne Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Definitely one of my favorites of yours! This is amazing!
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely scales.
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:iconmaratai:
maratai Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the contrast of blue-dark and fire-bright, and the flowing composition.
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
So, this would be like the tree with 2 doves near her mothers grave for the Grimm version!! And the fish is so majestically and beautifully drawn!! Great work as always!!
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Shafiqur Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional General Artist
(French) QUELLE MERVEILLE ! Clap Clap Clap 
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zhenyue Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
I love the traditional Chinese minority clothes she's wearing. Coupled with a beautiful rendition of a beautiful fairy tale, it makes for a nice blend of Chinese and western aesthetics. Great job!
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!  I'm glad I was able to capture the clothing recognizably. :)
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ChikaZuri Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow, amazing!
I love the colors of the water versus the land.
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Worn-blade Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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juliabubik Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wow, it is wonderful
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vanesskaya Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
It's very very Beautiful!!
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful
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LizanaBee Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014   Traditional Artist
Stunning! I just love the color :)
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RUshN Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Awesome as usual! 

  
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fillyrox Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I saw an in progress shot of this, the gold looks amazing. I wish I had the money to purchase the original! it would be well worth it!
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puimun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  It was fun to add the bits of glimmery gold
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MoneyHunter Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
This is marvelous :happybounce:  
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
The giant fish is so elegant and pretty.
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jmeadowz Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
:HEART:
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, Steph.  I was going to comment on your blog, too, but couldn't figure out how to get set up.  It didn't recognize my email.
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puimun Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh sorry about that.  I am getting inundated with spam via blog, so I tried turning that on, but if it's keeping my valid viewers from commenting too, i might have to see what else I can do instead.
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Ain't technology wunnerful?
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:iconpuimun:
puimun Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
oh yah
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pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Heh.  We're both techy geeks but you use watercolor and I shoot with fully manual film cameras.  Yeah.
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
moonflower Gorgeous!  I used this story with my 7th grade students when we studied folktales from around the world.
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OpalElephantJewelry Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story.  Very nice work!  ^_^
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artReall Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful^^
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Aeternum-designs Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Very nice work and concept!!!:rose:
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