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The Guardian by WillowWaves The Guardian by WillowWaves
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The Guardianby WillowWaves

Traditional Art / Drawings / Fantasy©2012-2015 WillowWaves
A nobleman on a hunt chases a fox deeper and deeper into the forest. When he follows him to a glade, there´s suddenly a ginger girl standing in front of his horse. It had almost ran into her and rears heavily. The girl seems to have appeared out of nowhere, and she doesn´t move a step.
It takes the nobleman a second to realize she is protecting the fox he had hunted. Amazed by her courage and beauty, he wants to know her name, but she doesn´t say a word. After a short, cold glance into his eyes, she takes the fox into her arms and turns away to disappear in between the trees.

So. That´s the background story, I guess^^ I think they´ll meet again, though :)
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:icondonotcrosskilliross:
DonotcrossKilliRoss Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so gorgeous, and very inspiring might i add?
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:iconlizard2002:
Lizard2002 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
Great story, amazing art!!!
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:iconsome-girl-who-draws:
some-girl-who-draws Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful picture. It reminds me of the old paintings...interesting story too!
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KarolaKiraly Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Artist
You are my second H.C. Andersen ^^ <3
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RuneWoof Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Ooooh, I can't wait to see more of this story ^^
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angelasdawn Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Enchanting picture, and I love the backstory. :)
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Thank you :)
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Nalim-Kiara Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Oh This is so beautiful!! *-* .. but i've never listen to this history, what's its name? It seems to be really nice!! C: (Sorry my way to write.. i'm brasilian)
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I thought of it on my own, so it´s somewhat nameless :D I´m not good at inventing stories, I mostly get stuck and they have no ending :/
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aberry89 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
YOUR SKILLS!!!! :icongwahplz:
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Why thank you :la: :hug:
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:iconvulkabit:
Vulkabit Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the drawing is pretty great but the story is simply awesome I want to read the next part ;A; BTW the horse, the nobleman and.. everything in the drawing is just perfect
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WillowWaves Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I´m not sure if there even is a next part, I drew a sequel to the picture but wasn´t quite pleased with it and only put it on one of my sketchdumps. Still not sure if this picture here is probably the only official one, I like thinking of the encounter as only a very short moment, like a vision the nobleman will never forget. He will probably not even be sure if he just dreamed the fox lady. And maybe no one will ever see her again, there will just be this legend of her staying for hundreds of years :) Or they´ll meet again, like I first thought. Maybe it´s up to the one who looks at it what is going to happen further.
Sorry for the long and somewhat pointless comment ;^^
And thanks so much for the compliment!
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:iconvulkabit:
Vulkabit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the pleasure is mine and its a great long comment :D and a great idea it looks very misterious as a legend
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AbraMichelle Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know which I like more, the drawing or the story.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I´m glad you like it, I´m usually not that good at inventing stories xD
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Writer
There's something about you Willow - your humility shines almost as much as your talent.
God Bless.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Wow this is a really great compliment for me, thank you so much :aww: And God bless you too, always :hug:
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ReubenDeFlash Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Writer
You're welcome!
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Bestianthrope Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW. You have a really great style.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Thank you :aww:
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billytheixi Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Oh my goodness, I love the story! The forest is so wonderfully drawn, along with the poses and the position of the horse.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Aww thanks so much :heart:
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:iconbillytheixi:
billytheixi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
No problem! :D
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JordanSlayer Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh gosh, i want more story :D
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Haha thanks! I really have to continue this.
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fluffyfuzzball Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Oh wow, I love this story, she's like a spirit of the forest protecting all the nature :) You have such an amazing talent when it comes to drawing horses, they're so beautiful! You did a graet job with the lighting too, it's so mysterious and whimsical at the same time :)
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks a lot :aww:
I always love reading comments from you <3 You´re too kind!
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who-the-moon-is Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! I know I've said this already but it's very expressive, the movement of the horse rearing and the way he pulls back the reins. The lighting's great too, falling on her, and you've spotlighted some other areas nicely too. I hope they meet again. :)
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WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Why thanks so much :aww:
It was kind of inspired by horse drawings and statues of the old masters, I love the energy of them :)
Thanks again!
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dormantfire Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
lovely illustration!
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Thanks :)
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GracelingSDG Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere of the forest!
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
Thank you!
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PandoraLewis Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Thanks :)
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:iconstarstoryteller:
Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
In the movement you feel the horse rearing up and the tension is there.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Dabblesincolor Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
I can't wait for them to meet again!
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
They will :)
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Fantastic movement and atmosphere! You're making me green with envy. :heart:
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thanks so much but you´re probably the last person to be envious, your art is awesome! :la:
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:iconmistytang:
MistyTang Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Oh, you are too kind to me~ :giggle:
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RamonamacLean Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
This is incredible! You should do more fairytale drawings.
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thanks a lot :aww: I´m influenced by fairy tales a lot :)
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earth-angel13 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHHHHHHHHHHHHH TALK ABOUT WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. That's BEAUTIFUL. HOW. HOW DO YOU GET YOUR LANDSCAPES TO LOOK LIKE THAT?
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WillowWaves Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thanks a lot :aww: I think I was just lucky with this one, they usually don´t turn out that well, but I had this giant inspiration strike :D
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katnisseverdeen4life Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
wow!! impressive. :O
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:iconrulhoolie:
Rulhoolie Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Student General Artist
So adorable!
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:iconwillowwaves:
WillowWaves Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Thanks :aww:
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