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This is Winston and he is a tall spirit much like the Sun and Moon spirits. Winston walks around the earth granting wishes. Since he is so tall he has a hard time hearing the wishes everyone asks for.

The little bell shaped guys with the white tassels are called Scribes, and the little Scribes go around and collect wishes by writing them on their tails. They then fly back to Winston so he can read the wishes.

When a wish is granted, the Scribe that delivered the wish turns into a star. You can see a Star Spinner pearched on Winston's head as he waits for a new star to spin.

Have you ever wished upon a star? Well now you know that wishing on stars is just silly because stars are already granted wishes. Nevertheless it is still fun to wish on stars, who knows, maybe a scribe will write it down!

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I showed a preview of this piece during my panel at Daishocon 2011. Ironically I had this piece doodled out in a sketchbook about year ago and have been working on it off and on for a good chunk of 2011.

The piece was a struggle and Winston went through several character design changes. This past week alone, Winston had about 5-7 other forms I was considering, but ultimately ended up being one of the first forms I originally sketched.

The Real World has also been difficult lately so this piece was a good diversion, and even though I struggled through it artistically, it felt really good to sit down and smile while creating it.

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This piece was created in Adobe Illustrator CS5.

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Here are some other pieces that are part of the story:

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KatsumiKat Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
I love it! ^_^
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D3N1S3 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ohhh this is so beautiful! I faved it under gigglies, simply from the joy it emanates! Thank you for sharing this :meditation:
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww!!! Thank you for the adorable comment!!! I love it!
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D3N1S3 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
;)
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bigbadbuttbomb Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Exactly what i need right now on my desktop... So calming and peaceful. You should make plushies!!!
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to make plushies, I'm just not very good at it and don't have the time to practice. I've had several people offer to make plushies too, but so far, no one has made anything yet :(
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bigbadbuttbomb Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awww thats so sad )= well if i am able to make plushies i would! but i cant sew to save my life )= nor can i bake. but that's a totally different matter. LOL.
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bunnehlova21 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
If only i had the materials to make a plush, this would be it. (of course, i'd give one to you)
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awwwww! That would be sooooo coool! :heart:
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm in awe of your imagination and the detail you've put into the stories of your pieces. Amazing.
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Ren! Its pretty cool to watch as all the mini stories are kinda coming together to make a bigger story. I never planned it to be that way, it just sort of happened :D
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I know what you mean. It seems the marshmallow world is (Very) slowly coalescing with each new piece I finish. Kinda weird, because I never intended them to be more than "random goofy crap". Then I get into conversations about them with someone and next thing I know there's a story. Later, I'm all... "hey. How'd that happen?!" :?

I imagine in the next 5 years there will be a whole marshmallow universe.... oh god, help me! :lol:
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Dinnin-Darkheart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
aw, it's all finished! I can't wait to see you at evercon by the way. :D
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VlightPhase Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I love the stories you come up with! How all these little monsters work together. I also like how it looks like Winston is made of stars himself.
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the wonderful comment! I was fighting with the design of the character and what I liked most about this one was exactly what you pointed out.
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aka-elle Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Photographer
I didn't make wishes on stars when I was little. I made wishes on planets instead. I'd like to say that's because I was a mini hipster who thought wishing on stars was too mainstream but really I was just a little derp who knew nothing of astronomy.

But more importantly~! This made me smile and I'm glad working on it made you smile too.
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THAT IS HILARIOUS!!! I love it!
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KodiKat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   General Artist
oWo this is adorable. I love this story you created and the coloring you put into it!
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Tizera Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yay cute scribes :)
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thankya Tizzie! :hug:
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animekitten44 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
i love your art so much, and i love the tories you write, but, what i also love about this picture, i s where you put your watermark perfect, not in the way :D
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much for the kind comment! I'm so glad you approve of my watermark, I feel very much the same. I think there is a tasteful way of incorporating a watermark in a piece, and you know what? People will still steal it even if there is a mark on there. I just try not and let my watermark ruin my art ;) I think its sad how some artists work so hard on a piece, and then deface it with a hideous logo or distasteful font. Kinda sad that we have to ruin our own art to keep it safe.
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animekitten44 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
exactly, ive seen gorgeous pictures that you can barely make out because of the watermark but im glad your awesome work isnt one of the ones that gets messed up by the watermark
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ToxicStarStudio Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know how much I love all things star related, but that aside this is ADORABLE!! I love the little stories you write... they make me so happy!! :heart:
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
THANK YOU MEGZIE!!! :hug:
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monochrome-comfort Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
This has got to be one of my favourite things you've ever created. The sentiment is so wonderful and you can feel it just by looking at it. :tighthug:
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOW thank you so much and I'm so happy to hear it is an instant favorite! Its really cool how the stories are forming and connecting. I am having so much fun with this! Thanks again! :hug:
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Pitch-Black-Cobra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how you're tying all your ideas together! It's just so satisfying when things connect so perfectly...

By the way, can't wait for NoBrand ;)
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't wait for NoBrand too!!! I felt bad that I had to skip it last year. This time I'll be doing a panel too, so that will be a lot of fun... i hope! HAHA!

Thank you so much and I'll be honest, i had no plans with these stories and it is so cool to see them connecting and growing into a bigger realization. I can't wait to see what will happen next :)
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Phaaze-Dweller Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dude! nice :D
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!!!
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Berryblitzstudio Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I thought this guy looked familiar!! I'm glad you got it done, it looks spectacular!!
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cubecrazy2 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww Thanks so much! I think he was a completely different color when I showed him at Daisho. I finally got him in a color scheme I'm happy with... and I should have followed color theory rules right from the start! Haha!
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Berryblitzstudio Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well I'm glad you finally got it to look the way you want - it's perfect! :D
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