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The Old Legend by MarieStars The Old Legend by MarieStars
My biggest painting (31 x 24 in, 80 x 60 cm) made with oil on wood and a lot of patience! 
The story behind will come very soon, but I'll be very interesting if you could tell me what you think is the story!

This is an entry in the contest "What a Wonderful World" run by :iconlove-new-artists:

You can see its size here:  The Old  Legend - Traditonal Painting by MarieStars

The story:
The Old Legend - The Story
When I was a child, my father used to tell me stories, stories about legends.
One night, he came back from a great battle, wounded, bleeding. I came to him. 
He sat next to me, and looked at me with a serious and worried gaze : "I'm going to tell you one last legend, an old one."
I've never saw him this way, he was in hurry, like if this story was vital, like if I had to know it.
In a sacred forest, guarded by nature herself, was a sword. This sword was sealed by the roots of the old trees. You see child, the sword is supposed to contain the souls of all the great chief. It is fulled with great energy and power.
Many men and women came and tried to take the sword. But no one ever could.
As time pass, red flowers grew around the sword, representing the life of the ancient chief.
The duty of our clan is to protect the forest and the sword from darkness that others could spray.How...how do we take the sword? Why no one ever took it?You have t
 

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Despina-Th Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
''What i do wrong''.What do we do wrong really.Fantastic!
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018   General Artist
Thank you very much!!!
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Tzunny Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017
Wow this is big actually, how many hours worked on it and the story is made by you to?
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017   General Artist
About 10 -20 hours I think! I made it too! ^^
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Sweetlylou Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Géant ! :love:
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:iconmariestars:
MarieStars Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2017   General Artist
 Merci!! Heart Heart 
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017   General Artist
Ow that's a beautiful story! Very well written I love it!! 
Thank you for taking your time to write it, it makes me really happy!
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
(Well that's not it.  I wrote the above without seeing the story you revealed until afterwards.) 
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017   General Artist
It's totally ok, I'm very glad you shared your story, I love reading what people think when seeing my painting, and your story was really amazing!
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russellcattle Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2017
Thank you, Marie.  But I cannot write such stories without good art, like this one, to inspire it. Nice picture. 
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017   General Artist
Ow thank you! You're too nice!
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GBLXVIII Featured By Owner May 31, 2017
Like a lot the expression! Well gaught!!
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 31, 2017   General Artist
Thank you!! Huggle! 
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GBLXVIII Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Welcome!!!
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ansdesign Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very intruiging to see how the roots of the tree are embrace the cross 
Beautiful art. :clap:
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 30, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!!!
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely work...
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 27, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!!
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thewolfcreek Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You are always very welcome my friend...
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mb67 Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
This is terrific looking! I really like the way you created light filtering through the trees, and how the trees cast shadows. Well done! :iconluvluvplz:
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 27, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!! I'm very glad you like the forest, that's what took me most of my time on this one haha 
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BillyAustria Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It really shows that you worked hard on this one, with a beauiful outcome :) I especially find her blouse well done
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 27, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!! I worked hard indeed haha
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BillyAustria Featured By Owner May 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, also thank you for the points! That would not have been necessary, I'd support your struggle as a professional anyways! Its a tough way to go, and I admire those who do it :)
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MarieStars Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017   General Artist
You're welcome! For me it was, I really needed to thank you!!
Ow thank you so much!!
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FreaK--OuT Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, amazing work :D
I loved the volume and colors. It's have so much details. Really impressive. ^^
And there are more elements in the composition, like the sword and a huge scenery. It's show a interesting complexity, very respectable.
But I need to say... the light direction is a little strange for me. Because the tree's shadows comes from back to front. But the character has lighting where should project shadows on herself and shadow where the lighting would reach.
It's the only thing that I didn't understand. Don't get me wrong, it's a awesome painting and I loved it :D
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much!!!
As for the light, the woman is in the very front of the painting, where another source of light come through a tree next to her. The trees you see are very far away, that's why!
But I understand that it can be not very understandable, I never wanted to make something perfect anyway, that's why it's art! ^^
Thank you very much for your awesome comment!
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vinny53 Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful Marie and painted in large scale! It could be some mystical dream or legend!
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!!
Not a dream! ^^ 
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PartiVoirAilleurs Featured By Owner May 24, 2017
Beau, inquiétant et mystérieux à la fois
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Merci beaucoup!! Je suis contente d'avoir pu faire passer tant d'émotions!
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PartiVoirAilleurs Featured By Owner May 30, 2017
:)
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KenLit Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :)
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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KenLit Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome :)
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Kimopoleis Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Nice lighting! Fantastic job! :meow:
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!!
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farbwirbel Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good! I especially love how the light is falling through the leaves in the Background :-)
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 24, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much! Really? I'm glad you like it! I made the forest without references, and I was afraid that the light was off, but I'm glad it isn't! ^^
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ADG7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Beautiful as always Marie, such a talent+fav 
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much Martin!! 
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ADG7 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
You are always, more than welcome and it is my great pleasure.:happybounce: High-five! 
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ov3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beau travail !
Bravo, Marie
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Merci beaucoup!! J'en suis encore toute fatiguée! 
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ov3 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Reste allongée encore un peu, l'herbe te ressource
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marijeberting Featured By Owner May 23, 2017
Beautiful Marie
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much!
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aw-sam-1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing work :clap:.
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MarieStars Featured By Owner May 23, 2017   General Artist
Thank you very much!!
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May 22, 2017
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Canon
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Canon EOS REBEL SL1
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1/25 second
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29 mm
ISO Speed
800
Date Taken
May 22, 2017, 11:53:04 AM
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