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The Wild Swans by kelleybean86 The Wild Swans by kelleybean86
A book cover for "The Wild Swans" by Hans Christian Andersen. One of my favorite fairy tales. :) 16x11, Photoshop.
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Roses-and-Feathers Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Ah the Wild Swans, one of my favourite fairytales :D
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boy-on-a-rock Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Hey, would you be interested in illustrating a children's book along the same themes?
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you'd like to discuss a project, you can email my agent at justin@shannonassociates.com .
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BorderlineSurrealism Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW
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maironmatos Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Swans an girl so poetic Romanesque!
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johndoe10002 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
"The Wild Swans" wasn't the Brothers Grimm? Wait...I'm probably getting it mixed up with "The Six Swans"...
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Liz-TFwarrior Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
her beautiful face looks like your face on the icon :heart:
Nice work with this, I can't really remember this story because it was so long time ago I heard it but it was something about that the swans tried to fly over this girl to an prince or something... right?
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty close - they are flying over the ocean to another kingdom, where eventually she meets the prince. It's a great story!
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Liz-TFwarrior Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Ha okay, almost right. XD
Well It's an great sorry for children, I'm not surprised if they will do an movie of it some day... as they have already done with other stories.

Great work :heart:
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rnj-nj Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
They have already done several movies of it.
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Liz-TFwarrior Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
...really?
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rnj-nj Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Russian animated movie 1962
www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tUNlb…
Japanese animated movie 1977
www.anitube.se/video/62678
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fuzzybuzzyfuzzy Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
very beautiful
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Azalane Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow great work! Did you use references for those swans? They look great! I love the girl's dress. Without the sleeves it looks like a pretty vintage dress with the little belt and the necklace. I saw that kind of dress some days ago and they are so cute :heart:
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I used references for the swans!
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SassyTriniKARS Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I KNOW..I REMEMBER READING THIS VERY CAPTIVATING....LOVELY DEPICTION!!!
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mariisawsume Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oh my gosh! I love this story
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prosper06 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
The crowns are a really nice touch to this piece! It adds a lot to the fairy-tale atmosphere. Keep up the good work!
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IstarArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your art style is really lovely. great tale and great illustration
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applesindecember Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous! ^^ I've always been a huge fan of Hans Christian Anderson. I wish I could draw like you do, but I'm so impatient when it comes to art.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That's something that I hear a lot - "I'm too impatient to draw." I guess you just have to find something that you enjoy drawing so much that you lose track of time.
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tilwen Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:D beautiful!! the lighting is so soft and mellow - the clouds are stunning, i am a bit of an obsesive over clouds! :D
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TheRedStoryteller Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful envisioning of this story!
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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StrayWords Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
"The Wild Swans" is one of my absolute favorite fairy tales :D And this is really beautiful! I really love the clouds, and the little crowns.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :) It's one of my favorite fairy tales as well.
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Guidlinn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Really beautiful, the clouds and light are perfect.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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spherco Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Looks great Kelley! Lots of emotion is coming through in this image.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Atomic-Hermit Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That looks awesome !
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ashish!
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE THIS STORY, SINCE I WAS A KID :heart::heart:

What a lovely painting, based on such amazing story! Congratulations! :clap:
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOu are welcome! =D
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Kaleid0 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
I really love this Fairy tale :) !!! Good work is beautiful
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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will-o-the-wispy Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Well done.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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cluis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You noticed that huh? I have a feeling the whole remix / fan art culture is killing creativity. I do NOT want to see any more "oooh look! its my very own take on (insert 90's cartoon here)" I just want to see some solid craft, and some forethought. Do you do commissions btw? for like money, not whatever the hell it is those point things are on here.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I do commissions. Message me if you have something in mind.
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cluis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is beautiful. Warm clouds over cold seas. Is this another portfolio piece? Also I have to say, it bothers me you don't get more views on here, but I know its only a matter of time before the right person sees this stuff and you blow up.
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kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks man. Yeah, this is meant as a portfolio piece. Trying to impress my professors. :P
To get more views, I could always post some Naruto fanart or something!
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