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She Was Always Like A Feather... by Mizu-no-Akira She Was Always Like A Feather... by Mizu-no-Akira

This is a song for a girl called Sophie
used to write her name on my arm.
Time has made us strangers
and I don't know her anymore.

But I really hope she's made it
that someone took her home.
She was lost but wasn't missing
she would always walk alone.

She was always like a feather, in the air
I never knew if she was flying or falling
she was always like a feather, in my life.

I hope she flies...

- "Song For Sophie" by Aura Dione

Weeeh, hey guys I'm back from vacation! It was awesome... I finally found enough time to finnish "The fourth apprentice" and start with "Fading echos" whilst laying on a towel at the beach and getting roasted by the sun xD

To the picture: This is a scene from the first book (Midnight) of the second arc, right when Squirrelpaw and Brambleclaw leave to accompany the journey-cats and Leafpaw says goodbye to her sister. I really liked that scene, because it emphasised how much the sisters love eachother... but it also shows that Leafpaw is less independant than her sister Squirrelpaw and doesn't really want to be seperated from her, though she knows she can't do anything against it.
I wanted to do some more Squirrelflight-, as well as Leafpool-fanart for quite a long time now, but never found good/strong scenes. After all they were very close when they were younger and I felt really sorry for both of them, but especially for Leafpool when they grew more and more apart. I wanted to depict that aspect of their relationship and maybe -as soon as I've read more about them- add a Dovewing/Ivypool-picture in comparison to the two of them... Since the sisters all have to face the same problem: Time can change and seperate people, even if they still care for eachother. And that's why I chose this song to go with the scene. It's a little old, but still... I like it.^^

I hope you like the picture... it was a quick-work again xD
Next upload will be either a new comic page... or some more Khan-fanart. I didn't decide which one to start first, yet. :3

Characters and story (c) by Erin Hunter
Illustration (c) by :iconmizu-no-akira: ...ME! :3
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hollyleaffan2026 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2017  Student Artist
this is cuteLeafpool overwhelmed Squirrelflight icon Squirrelflight XD icon  i'm going to do a bunch of random warrior cats now Firestar icon Wiggle Wiggle (NOW ACTUALLY WORKS) Firestar Blink Icon Firestar ||F2U icon  Brambleclaw icon Warrior Cats: Tigerstar Looking back and forth Tigerstar icon! Triggered Tigerclaw Emoticon Goldenflower Icon Jayfeather icon Jayfeather rage Cinderpelt icon Tasty nose!-Cat GIF Hollyleaf pixel Icon Tallstar icon Bluestar icon Bluefur icon Bluestar icon FTU Hawkfrost||F2U  icon Chibi Cloudtail     
XxCreamyPastelxX Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol i saw you used the icon thingy i made it's so cringy wowza
hollyleaffan2026 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Student Artist
What icon? You need better grammer girl.
XxCreamyPastelxX Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the icons/emoticons you put i made one of them
XxFallenstarxXx Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
used it:
Take care of her Warrior cats by XxFallenstarxXx
hazelbunn Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
pretty aaaaa
TeddyHeadcrab Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
who's the orange cat? firestar? the brown is leafpool i believe
GoldenWolf712 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017   Digital Artist
It's Squirrelflight. (Squirrelpaw)
Evil-WitchDoctor Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist
It's Squirrelpaw and Leafpaw, as said IN the description ^^
seastarsblue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey! I just love your art style, and I really enjoy this piece! That's why, with your permission of course, some friends and I were wondering if we would borrow it for a little.
Now before you start thinking I'm trying to steal it, sell it as my own or do totally something illegal with it, let me explain.
Some friends and I have a community on Google Plus (yes, that dead place where it's sad if anyone still has an account there) that we are working on and trying to build. We don't have any art for the community banner yet, and we were wondering if we might be allowed to use this piece right here. It wouldn't be permanent of course, and we're hoping it won't have to stay for too long, just until we find the time to actually make some art ourselves. Because we don't support art theft, we are asking you if you would let us. If you don't want us to, we completely understand. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
AquaJay3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Squirrelflight your awesome!!!!!
epic art!!
AquaJay3 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2017
Beautiful art!!
my fav is squirrelflight 
MistiPooh Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2016  Student Digital Artist
hey not to be mean just a little improvment thing squirrels eyes are green but if you want to you can just keep it like this i just threw out a lil tip
hawkthespork Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student General Artist
I think they are green, but the lighting makes them look more yellow
MistiPooh Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Student Digital Artist
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PointFreeadopts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I feel bad for everyone that does this because they don't get kissed or asked out.

Maybe by their parents but..
Flareon-Kai Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for helping me find this again so I can hide it from innocent viewers~! I just could not find it
PointFreeadopts Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh lol

It's okay.
Crystal--Skies Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Student General Artist
I love the fact that you gave your squirrelpaw a long-haired tail it's so cute
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wish12705 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Student Artist
Warriorcatsfan51978 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
my name is Sophie OMGOGMOGMGOGGM XDD amazing btw! 
Zynix--Xyakix Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa :0 this is amazing!
if you don't mind me asking,what drawing program did you use to draw this? :o 
Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used photoshop^^
Glowember Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Could you do a tutorial on what you use and how you do these pics? I'd love to draw my own characters and stuff. (:
Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll try my best :D I already made a little speedpaint and uploaded it on youtube, but I really suck at explaining what I'm doing and why xD So I think I'll just make more speedpaints :)
Glowember Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg. I'm so late. But thanks! And could I use this picture on one of my warrior websites?
Tawnyblossom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ich liebe deine Arts xDD. Ich werde soetwas nie schaffen ._.
Zancrispy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, I love how you draw your cats. They look really elegant, and the colours you used are simply splendid. Their eyes are beautiful Heart 
Rysia132 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist
PLEASE TEACH MY HOW TO DRAW CATTTTTTTSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Loveyheart007 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   General Artist
XD I know I'm not Mizu, but I can tell you some tips.. You see, I wanted to draw just like her as well, and how I learned was to look closely at the picture and see where there are curves and sturff XD Looking at the patterns on the cats really help as well.. And sometimes, if your having trouble with a pose, just look up a picture of cat jumping or cat running and stuff... I know again I'm not the artist themselves, but I hope this helps Sweating a little... 
Rysia132 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks :) But i throught about anathomy... 😅
Loveyheart007 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   General Artist
Oh x3
Rysia132 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist
KiddosNightmare Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
ich liebe deine leafpool.. sie ist so wunderwunderhübsch..
und hast recht, die szene war echt toll. ich finde du hast die trennung (bzw den bruch, denn da fing es ja eigtl alles an) sehr gut umgesetzt...
leaf halb drinnen halb draußen und squirrel schon halb auf dem weg 
ihr gesichtsausdruck ist auch toll.. genau die richtige mischung zwischen liebevoll und belustigt... 
und der song erst *.* der is echt toll und passt gut zu den beiden =)
hast dich mal wieder selbst übertroffen und jetzt muss ich weiter.. wenn ich mich nicht verguckt hab wartet da ne neue comicseite *.*
Mizu-no-Akira Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Danke! Ich hab irgendwie immer Probleme mit Leaf... sie wird als klein, dünn und geschmeidig beschrieben, weil sie ja keine Kriegerin ist und nicht wirklich durchtrainiert sein muss. Aber irgendwie stell ich sie mir immer etwas kompakter vor als Squirrel. Weiß auch nicht, wo das her kommt :D Deswegen hab ich immer Not, dass sie zu männlich rüberkommt.
Die Stelle war echt gut. Das mag ich so an dem Schreibstil der Hunters... Sie beschreiben, so mein Eindruck, Emotionen immer recht vage, aber eben genug, damit man selbst etwas in solche kleinen Szenen hineininterpretiert. Und ich interpretiere gerne XD
Ich hab deinen Kommi zur Comicseite gelesen. Danke! :D
Ja, die Anführerin guckt immer so... die hat nicht viele Gesichtsausdrücke, bis zum Schluss. xD Bin gespannt, was du zu den nächsten paar Seiten sagst^^ Daw und Lynx tauchen endlich wieder auf und das zweite Kapitel ist dann auch endlich abgeschlossen. Kann allerdings was dauern, weil ich jetzt mit der Ausbildung angefangen hab und jeden Tag nur so ca. eine Stunde am PC rauskloppen kann :/
PinkPrincessBlossom Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful~ 
CrestedCreativity Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really stunning~
I love the lighting and the expressions ^^
war22360 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
Hollypotion Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Student General Artist
omfg how did u draw dis?????????????????? its awesome
Stormheart3 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bumblestripe-potato Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
I was wondering if you take requests... If you do can you draw Bumblestripe and Dovewing? I always thought they would be a good couple...but you don't have to if your busy! Love ya and bye! -leaves chat with potato in hand-
Pawsprincess Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing!!
Chickennugg3ts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do u draw your cats like that? they look amazing! Ive been dying to figure how how to draw them in that comic-style kind of way! Please tell me! Is it a program or something? I'd appreciate it if u could tell me where to find how to draw them step by step.
MasterTigress01 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is absolutely beautiful and stunning, Mizu. :)
Bumblestripe-potato Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Hey! It's me again...I really like your drawings! I want to be an illustrator just like you! I want to make a movie with you....that's would be awesome....but if you could make a warriors movie that would be awesome...I just want to be friends with a cool person
KittyCharmer Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Striking... I remember that part. :) I love the way you drew Squirrel's tail. Absolutely stunning!
ThinkingAboutPuppies Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! There's not a lot of love for these two since the whole thing with Holly Jay and Lion.
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