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June 18, 2017
White Bear King Valemon by Manweri is a beautiful illustration showcasing impressive skill with lighting and texture. 
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White Bear King Valemon

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This is an illustration based on a Norwegian fairy tale, where a king has been cursed by a witch to appear as a great white bear during daytime. He gets a princess after offering her a golden wreath, and the princess is key to undoing his curse - as long as she never sees his human form at night until three years have passed (which of course doesn't go quite as planned).

Some WIP's of this painting can be found on my ArtStation: www.artstation.com/artwork/LWN…

Photoshop, June 2017.

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© 2017 - 2022 Manweri
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jlj16's avatar

Looks good. I remember watching a movie adaptation of this story a couple of years back.

Balron's avatar
What is the name of this fairy tale?  OWO
BeatryczeNowicka's avatar
While I was a kid I got the book of Norvegian tales and this one was included :) It brought back memories... 
Umimizu's avatar
1. Love the artwork, especially the light and dark at play here.
2. I recognize that fairytale! I actually read a book called East by Edith Pattou that was based on it. I really loved the book.
Netheb's avatar
They look like Lyra and Ioreck from His Dark Materials :D
beingjennifer's avatar
I love this! I wonder if this is where the French writer of The Beauty and the Beast got the idea.
ropen7789's avatar
talk about some bear necessities Lenny Face 
Lady-LM's avatar
You're talking about "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" that's my favorite fairy tail!! And this is a lovely rendering
Volinfer's avatar
This work is full of harmony
Anmaril's avatar
Nice colours and details, the fur looks great!
GarrettPack's avatar
Excellent work! Congrats on the DD!
MjP-70's avatar
ctestana's avatar
This is stunning! Beautiful lighting and texture work especially in the bear!
PhilowenAster's avatar
East of the Sun, West of the Moon! That's one of my all-time favorite fairy tales!
Sparia's avatar
thiss isss sooooo AWSOMMMEEE! 
Muraki3777's avatar
ah!!! so it's a norwegian fairy tale!!
I saw a movie when I was little about this story but I always thought it was an spin off of Cupid and Psyche's tale..I couldn't remember the name of the movie so I could never look it up...
Thank you1 you brought back a wonderful childhood memory! This looks really cool!
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dove0162's avatar
East, I've read this book before and I love it 
salyssong's avatar
She's cute. Does only the rule apply to her or no human can see his human form.
LostGryphin's avatar
Congrats on the DD - Love the detail work!
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The-Last-Phantom's avatar
Amazing painting!!

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Grace-Zed's avatar
Wonderful work! :love:  Congrats on the DD~!!! Clap 
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