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The Perfect Couple: Saudade by Patmai The Perfect Couple: Saudade by Patmai
Saudade (Portuguese): “ referring to the feeling of longing for something or someone that you love and which is lost.”

As kids, we always see Minnie and Mickey always happy together. Growing up, maybe they were the perfect couple. In reality, though, it may not always be like that. The perfect couple would one day part ways, find their own life partners, live separate, possibly fulfilling lives—and at what price? Possibly never knowing what life would've been like with the most perfect person for them.

Here we see Minnie and Mickey, looking painfully at each other. Minnie ends up with Pete, Mickey's uglier and fatter anti-friend. Mickey ends up with Daisy, Minnie's best friend. Once upon a time ago, they found love and lost it.

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This is a painting I made for a UNIQLO event this Thursday and Friday, they're going to exhibit different student artists and wanted their UT shirts, combined with "streetlife" and "edgy" for the paintings, they didn't give other details than that.

They only approved me last monday, so I only had two days to paint this, so forgive me if there are some things displeasing to the eye.

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See the process here:
[part1]
[part2]
[part3]

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Image & Art © 2013 • PATMAI.NET
Mickey & Minnie, Daisy Duck & Pete © Disney
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sf-mini Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2017
 This is awesome. Is there a print of this piece? If so, How much and what size. Thanks, Jim.
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Seabit Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very lovely!!
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AdrianaFilip Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Hello :wave: 
Your work was featured here adrianafilip.deviantart.com/jo… :love:
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Patmai Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh my! D: Thank you so much, you're absolutely too kind to feature me. <:'3 blush 
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lakan-inocencio Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely brilliant.  I'm surprised this doesn't have more views.
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Patmai Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're too kind, thank you! :heart: It warms my heart that you like it so much!
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lakan-inocencio Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome :)
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TheForgtten Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student General Artist
there is nothing displeasing in this painting. the texture and the facial expressions, so moving. however the purple building, though it echoes the cartoon theme of mickey mouse as well as adding interest to the background, i personally would have continued the shades of blue for the expression of grief, depression and regret. dont take this too seriously, just something to think about i suppose cause this really is just so impressive
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Patmai Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's true, I'm never one for backgrounds (in fact I did that last—haha!). Yes, you have a point, maybe I should have continued in shades of blue—although the building's colours, I mean, what I wanted, was to represent maybe the reason why they left.

But yeah, thanks for your constructive criticism, I appreciate it. :'D I'm glad you like it albeit my mistakes! :D
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KittyMitsuamaya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this make me sad but i still relly like how it came out it look great :'D
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Patmai Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :D 
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KittyMitsuamaya Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
np hun
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ItsLudar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I Didnt See This.. This Is Actually A Touching Piece :O .. Pete Is Actually My Favourite Disney Character, Ahah xD
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Patmai Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HAHA! Apparently I can make more than just topless women. xD Daisy's actually my favourite. x3
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celestineluvsya Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
I love the concept and the mini-story after it. I would absolutely wear it.
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Patmai Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi there! Thank you, I'm glad you appreciate my conceptualizing. :D

Unfortunately, this isn't one of UNIQLO's designs. I just painted for them to have this on display while their event was going on. Touched that you would wear this if ever, though! :heart:
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celestineluvsya Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Oh. You're welcome (:
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nekokawaiineko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This definately shows a different perspective on what their relationship could be like. Sad but well done at the same time.
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Patmai Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I'm glad you like this!

Yeah, it's true that it IS sad but sometimes reality is just messed up that way.
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Green-Ruby Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Meanwhile Donald is forever alone. XD
Awesome job here, really cool take on humified disney characters.
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Patmai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like this!

Yeah, I had Donald pegged as some love-struckt fool who Daisy left eventually 'cause she wanted to have the best man to herself or something. (At least, that's how I imagined it in my head)
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Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013   Traditional Artist
I love your painting and story itself!
Good Luck!
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Patmai Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! I put a lot of thought into it. :D
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