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Undine gains a soul by Heylenne Undine gains a soul by Heylenne
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In order to have a soul, an undine must love and be loved by a human.
I tried to make it more children suitable, because what I get from the tale is that... an undine must ~make~ love to a human. And that's what actually happens, they get married and after spending their first night together, Undine is changed...

For those who didn't read the description of last picture, this is an illustration done for school. It`s very different from my other works because I had to do something VERY QUICK and for CHILDREN. It took me 2 days (and 2 nights powered by coffee) to start from scratch and "finish" all 5 of them. I was quite glad when I finally printed them... I thought it would be impossible to do it in so little time.


Other illustrations from the same tale:
1.Huldbrand meets Undine by Heylenne 2.Undine gains a soul by Heylenne 3.Huldbrand takes Undine away by Heylenne 4.(Unfinished. Tumblr only) 5.The Fall of Undine by Heylenne

You can read the tale here: www.gutenberg.org/files/2825/2…
If you want to reblog, please do it from my own tumblr: heylenne.tumblr.com/post/10337… -> you can check all the 5 illustrations there.
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Given 2015-01-08
Undine gains a soul by Heylenne is a beautiful image that transcends the story that inspired it. ( Suggested by AlexanderPaupoff and Featured by Aeirmid )
:iconmrs-durden:
Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :wave:

Your amazing work has been featured here: My Daily Deviation Highlights: 2015

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AugustoGB Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Student Photographer
I love it, its really beautiful
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:iconjohnny-aza:
Johnny-Aza Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015   General Artist
look Great, keep it up
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:iconladyofazzaroth:
LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful<333
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you! A_A
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:iconbakarti:
Bakarti Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
it is amazing
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =)
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MiladyDuchess Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, so is this for an illustration for an official book of the fairy tale? If so, I am so excited for this! Well, I'm excited anyway because this fairy-tale usually gets by-passed so often. Your illustrations are so surreal and so evocative of the beautifully tragic tone of the tale. Fantastic job!
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, I'm sorry I took this long to reply to your comment. It was done for a school mini project actually. I'm thinking about using the 5 illustrations I already have to finish an "Undine Collection", maybe finish a book, who knows. But first I need to work on my comics. XD
Your kind comment made me very glad. Thank you very much. T-T
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Supah-Momo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
C'est très doux, bravo pour le DD!
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pikinanou Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
très joli, ce DD est vraiment mérité :)
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Professional General Artist
Oh, merciiiii, c'est gentil! T-T
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so lovely :heart:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! *-*
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! :heart:
You too!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure, thank you! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlights IX :heart:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! =)
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Gloryas Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
great artwork but (no offense) you do know another children's book called "Undine" exists, right? (or actually more than one, but the one I'm talking about is ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I…
It's really lovely though!
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Edited Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yes, yes, there are lots of illustrated version of Undine. It's a german fairytale written by Friedich de la Motte-Fouqué, available on project Gutenberg (public domain, anyone can illustrate it and publish).
That one is the Benjamin Lacombe one.
The version I used to know before doing those illustrations was Rackham's one. And still my favorite.
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:icongloryas:
Gloryas Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
awesome to see you replying on all the comments!
I'm going to check out that version! c:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
=)
I try to, though it's not always possible.
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Old-Tom-B Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I always loved the de la Motte Fouque Undine story and the Rackham pictures that went with it, but both are somewhat sinister. Your pictures have that ethereal quality that suits them to the telling of a magical fairy tale. Very nice.
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
I LOOOOOOVE Rackham's version. I read the tale because I used to love that one she throws herself into the Danube. But, yeah, I do agree with you that some of them are sliiiightly sinister....
Thank you very much for your kind words. =)
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MRDesign2014 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
It Looks Beautiful <3 :happybounce: 
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! A_A
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xShmammy Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
The color scheme reminds me of something else which I don't know if I want to mention or not.

Ice Queen and Innocence are your clues lol.
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
...o.o
Omg I feel quite dumb, I didn't get it. o.õ
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xShmammy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
It's not a big deal, and no you're not dumb, that just means we don't share the same interests, and I only pointed it out because it reminded me of something. Actually, to be honest, I think the clues I left are a little lackluster with their descriptiveness. Oh well, sorry for the late reply by the way, haven't been on in a while.
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DouglasVorke Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Even thought it was done very quick, it still looks absolutely brilliant :D
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! I'm glad you think that! :heart:
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DouglasVorke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Not a problem :D I always really like artwork in that style :)
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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CyberpixlGraphics Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The emotions in the characters faces is wonderfully conveyed :)))
Such a beautiful piece !

- Cyber ;)
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much, Cyber. =)
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
<3
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Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
:heart:
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XxXsonicloveXxOX Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Professional Artist
i'd die if someone touched my heart like that.. literally i'd die!
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I guess so. o.o
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD! :clap:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thaaaaank you!!!! :excited:
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itachixsakura7777 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
cute
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! =D
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LadyAnnatar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
yay for the DD! :la: :iconyaaayplz:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thaaaaaaanks!!!! :iconyaaayplz:
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
Congratulations on the DD! :clap:
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:iconheylenne:
Heylenne Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you!!! A_A
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
my pleasure! :)
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DeskaChan Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't want you to be sad, but I like more this style than your usual one. I like it so much that I fell in love with it. Now I want to buy a book with these illustrations  >__<
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