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Paper Crane by lilsuika Paper Crane by lilsuika
They say if you can fold a 1,000 paper cranes, then you can have a wish granted...

For the 2008 Wirepop calendar.

edit: I remember reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes in 2nd grade and the story was the primary influence on this piece. It's an amazing story, highly recommended!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
1 wish for 1000 paper cranes!! better start now!! :)
mechanicalsky23 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful work of art!! :love: I remember reading the same story in 1st grade (: The only thing I remember is that the crane broke its leg. (I think, ha.)
JacquieGallo Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Writer
WOW! Incredible!!
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
:clap: Wonderful... :star: :star: :star: :star: :star: J'adore. :) :love: :heart:
hinatacg Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow, this is super! My sister loves cranes, she made a bunch to hang in our rooms! I love this piece and everything!
weaveroffantasy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
This is a beautiful drawing, I especially love the clothes.
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012
I adore your work!
xXHeartCircuitXx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow i absolutely love this! The colors, detail, and design of her dress. It's wonderful. Great job!
Starxkitten Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Amazing~~~ I'm just being a lurker here... XDDD I'm sorry if I am being creeepy right now XDDD I especially love the detailed frills of her dress :O
lupimax90 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
very very beautyful! Congrats!
missmjwilson Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love the beautiful blues and pinks in this image! Your work is excellent all around!
JRCsince79 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll look forwrd to read that story
xia0ting Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
wow this is gorgeous! :heart::heart:
i love your style! ^^"
GaarasHyugaHinata Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
The story made me very sad...
NexNetix Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist

Two things which I want to say - 1st - it is very nice artwork. I like your choose of colours and their combination. The little boy on bacground is cute he is waiting for her AND your cranes at the same time..two different sides of reality.. :D

2nd ..could you tell me please, how did you put that line with your signature into the picture? Is it difficult to cut the underline in the place where the clothes start? Thanks a lot for your time...
GaarasHyugaHinata Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Confused on the clothes, as I thought it was suppose to be chinese tradition, but maybe you blend?

Its lovely none the less....
Negshin Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
stunning XD
EdwouldZilla Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Very nice art work o:
Doksuri Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
Gorgeous piece! The soft colours really got me! :love:
Vegeta91 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
This is so stunning and beautiful! :love:
digigirltracylacy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I think Sadako should be in The Children's Museum of Indianapolis I mean if Anne Frank can be in it so can she
lilsuika Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009   Digital Artist
I wholeheartedly agree with you! Her story was really amazing and touching.
digigirltracylacy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
I'm going to make a petition
Livn4Christ Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
I love the almost wistful look on her face, so beautiful.
KojiKageshi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Omg, I remember reading that book! xD

Though if I'm not mistaken, aside from the paper cranes the influence here is Chinese?
lilsuika Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009   Digital Artist
Yes, I was inspired by the Japanese legend but was more inspired by Chinese motifs. :)
imacrazytrekkie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Just beautiful! I love it. My eyes are always drawn to the couple on the screen! The girl is wonderful too, but I love the screen! This is great!
jekodama Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely. I especially like the expression of longing on her face.
pansy88 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh 0___o I have just posted a pic like this -______-
lilsuika Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009   Digital Artist
Your pic looks a lot different than mine, don't worry about it! :)
pansy88 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D Ur works are very awesome ^^
EmpressofHeaven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
I like the screen in the background. The story of the Sheperd and the Weaving maid right?
Sirus183 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008   Photographer
Great composition. Awesome render and color use. Good idea. Like her face, hair, and outfit.
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StaticFactory Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008
I remember Sadako :noes: Holy crap that story was so sad D:

But this is a lovely picture :D
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Gorgeous work! The composition is great. I love how you've done her hair and the folds of her outfit and the background is beautifully done as well. :heart:
My goodness. This is extraordinary. I'll try really hard to get to this level.. You're superb.
fedora-blues Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, beautiful work! Have you ever read Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes?
xcaretbaby Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008
1000 huh!? i cant even do one!
OFxSnow-Ice Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
very pretty :3
Appelsientjj Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
this is really beautiful :]
nice work!
Nah-tah-lee Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
So Elegant. <3
miizmei Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
oh my gosh, this is increibdly detailed and beautiful. YOu have incredible art skills...
I always thought that story was beautiful....You did such a beautiful job...D:
Maurexen Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Beautiful...I love this picture. her expression is very pretty and her outfit is so elaborate...

I read a story about the paper cranes and a child that was a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing...
Very touching ...
This pic made me think of it...
lilsuika Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you!
"Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes" was a story I read back in the 2nd grade. I always think of it when I fold paper cranes.
Maurexen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
Yes, that's the one!

My sister read it to me. It was a very excellent book, and this pic is excellent as well. :)
Oborochann Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Wonderful style, wonderul picture @_______________@
lilsuika Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you!!! ^________________^
maiyue Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful! i love your chinese themed pictures.
can you speak chinese? :)
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