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Save for Last by Lienwyn Save for Last by Lienwyn
This is a part of an Art Trade with *Sjazna, where we have eight themes to draw pictures to.
This is Save for Last.

. . . I'm never going to get you to shut up about the cute couples thing now, am I?

The girl is my Cariel and the boy is *Sjazna's Memo. Yes, they are pretty young - like fifteen, sixteen or something - and they are absolutely adorable.
Memo is a Prince you see, and not very interested in all the cute, doll-like Princesses around him, but when Cariel comes along - a straight forward, somewhat demanding (on one's patience) but yet sweet, peasant girl - it was seen that even Memo can smile. He normally doesn't, no, since he's a bit of a loner. Or... completely a loner.
Slowly, a friendship grew between them as Cariel dragged him around for him to show her the castle - she was only visiting actually, due to various circumstances - and as they grew, something else started blossoming...

So this is a cute scene that hasn't taken place - I'm just taking liberties here - but I can imagine it might.
They are sitting in the garden of the castle, yes, and the first snowfall, that sometimes can come so suddenly that it's still green outside, has barely settled. There is where Memo gives her a small, and not very expensive, but yet incredibly valuable, gift: The last rose of the season that he saved just for her.

Sappy, I know, but also so sweet that I'll soon get cavities.
When it comes to innocence and the purity of first love... well... it's hard to not get caught up in it.
So that the 'save for last' that connects it to the theme. Probably not what was intended - and I had planned to do this Art Trade last just to strenghten my point :XD: - but it's cute. So be quiet.

I am once again doing something else than a purely green background, which is a relief, and yes, Cariel can have those clothes even if she's a peasant. She's visiting, remember? So they gave her pretty clothes. And she loves it, being the girly girl she is.
I find it pretty cute that she's chubbier than Memo is too. Although that's not really a good word for it either, since she looks healthy if anything, but ah well...

It was fun to colour this since I did so while roleplaying - on the side that is - an angel that has a stick so far up his ass that he can taste the wood at the back of his tongue.
Quite fascinating.

Aaaaand about that Prince and peasant thing that technically doesn't work?
Screw you.
They're adorable.
We can have a fairytale ending if we want to.
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Sjazna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
... major fail on me... on the commenting area. I'm pretty ashamed now, yes ^^'

I go back and look at this every once in a while, and I'm really glad to say that I'm still melting when I look at it ^^ Cariel is the sweetest ever and these two together... Well I agree with Zayed on giving them my blessing and loving Cariel to bits - Memo is much better off with her by his side :heart:

With that said I move on to my love for the colours chosen :D The clothes are love, each and every garment, and even though I doubt Memo helped with picking out clothes for Cariel (he's not very good at that... like... at all ^^';) I'm sure he appreciates them greatly ^^
I'm also sickly in love with the snow covered garden and I think you did a great job with the trees, and the bush behind them!

So of course it's an instant love :heart: they are just... so incredibly adorable...
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it happens >_>

Cariel and Memo deserve each other ^_^ And I still think it's funny how suddenly we realised that they would be an adorable couple :XD:
Cariel wouldn't let him become too isolated and cold :D

I wanted to keep the colours smooth and calm, therefore there's no red or such :)
The snow made it easy to colour, if nothing else, because there was a lot that I could just leave white :XD:

They are indeed ^_^
Sjazna Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
They really do, and it really was sudden yes...! *shocked still* But oh so lovely ^^
We're all grateful for that :D

Works just fine with me ^^
Heh, always lovely to find ways to lower the amount of space in need of colour :XD:

Lienwyn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I just have to get over my slight Cariel... well... not dislike, but... I'm not motivated enough, and then we might get a certain storyline somewhere :XD:

Snow is highly recommended :XD:
Sjazna Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009
Yaaaay! :dummy:

Indeed :D
Gabbi Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great job with the snow :D And I really like the mood in this picuture :heart:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
I was really hoping that the mood would be something that... well... people noticed :XD:
Alakazam Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this :) I did not read the description, so I'm sorry if I repeat anything you already said but anyways;
I like that it gives me a real Beauty and the Beast-feeling... That's pretty much what I can think of to say right now. Except that I like it, very much :heart:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh... so who's the Beauty and who's the Beast? ;P

Or nevermind that, I'm just screwing with you :XD:
I'm glad that you like it anyway :)
Thank you :hug:
Alakazam Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that I can't tell you ^^; You have to figure that one out ;P

I know you are :D
You are welcome ^__^
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