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Skimming the Surface by puimun Skimming the Surface by puimun
skimming the surface
dotting through time
skipping like pebbles
on lakes glass-ice rimed

dancing the ocean's
swelling and ebb
that ceaselessly churns
under sunlight's bright web

skimming in lockstep --
now lives intertwined:
my fate is your's
and your's linked with mine

the sea holds us near
in her depths glimmer ghosts
as we dance through her troughs
among watery hosts

skimming and dancing
the course does not veer
the world spins on past
year trailing year



Medium: Watercolor
Size: 9x13 inches
Sketch: [link]
Details: [link]
Prints: [link]
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Given 2007-07-18
brilliant details, and amazing texture in Skimming the Surface by the master painter *puimun ( Suggested by jeriweaver and Featured by Marker-Guru )
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Mellios Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student
One of my favourites of yours, I did a little sketch of the unicorn a few months ago haha!
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hinokumo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
Stunning!
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Pocket-Sparrow Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I have a book with this piece in, called Fantasy Art Now. It was always my favourite in the whole book :)
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NaurCalad Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very beautiful! Definitely a fave! :)
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Almalphia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Amazing!
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ravenrealm Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007
i love the water
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cmay62 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
I really like this one; it always reminds me of The Last Unicorn and of "Dancing Through Life" from Wicked. The line that comes to mind whenever I see this one on Shadowscapes is: "Dancing through life, skimming the surface."
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Elfinwood Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
I love unicorns, and this is a whole new style. I just think this is lovely.
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ParallelPenguins Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007   Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD Puimun!! :D :D :hug:
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evilsyndicatemember Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Artist
Lovely flow of textures and tones! Keep up the awesome work! :D
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Peachie-Sakura Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Digital Artist
loves! grand job :heart:
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inuyashalover123456 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
that is cute and awesome love that colors i would never take the time to draw that
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21citrouilles Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Pure beauty and gracefulness. :)
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HumanStick Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Very awesome! I loved the poem and the love the hidden images in it! Lovely!
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cgarofani Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah :) How delightful to find you here.
You've been an inspiration for years, in fact I even visited Shadowscapes a couple days ago to see what's new.

This piece is absolutely beautiful... your art gets better and better!
Congrats!
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caroro Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats on the DD!
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Niyoko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Really beautiful!:3
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EllaOfEarth Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Lovely~ caught my eye right away. And thank you for bringing light to traditional media :heart:.
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AmiIchigo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Wow! Very nice job! I really liked it! =D
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faerea Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Weightless! Wonderful! and such deer like quality, fleeting, in that creature the unicorn. Truley majical! Love your work here as well as Elfwood.
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khaj Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
WOW!!
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bluepop-tart Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
This is super-duper awesomeness!! You have great skills! ^__^
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Zelsa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Filmographer
It's great! Love the colours!
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Kurohyochan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Beyond beautiful! Instant fav!
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pootoo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
What a good way to start my morning by looking at this, gorgeous!
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mvodak Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
love the faces in down there, under the unicorn.
I really like the fairy-tale motive - the fairies and all the circles up in the air - they fill the air perfectly :)
once I saw a fairytale - The last Unicorn - that was based on a similar motive - unicorns in a sea.
I would definitely put this work of yours into some fairytale book. brilliant :D
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puimun Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Unicorns being born of the sea predates even The Last Unicorn. It is where legends say unicorns come from, and has its source in the real marine creatures called narwhales. Narwhales have single long spiral horns on their head, and so sailors came up with the idea that they were unicorns.
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mvodak Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
ohh,so thats the meaning. I had better get some fantasy-creatures book to understand these subtleties better. omg,how I love your works. faving is just not enough to express that. briliant.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
congrats to you on this very lovely artwork and DD. :clap:
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da-la-lvoerly-berry Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
beautiful!
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SurlyQueen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2007
Totally awesome piece; I wish I had your eye for composition!
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BlackMage339 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful, it reminds me of the film The Last Unicorn ^^
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Firedemon86 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007
wow the poem is great... and the picture is so beyond wow. I look at it and just keep picking out these little details, which is blowing my away.
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
GOD, your watercolors skills are amazing!
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explosive-toaster Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Student
The title is also in another song from the musical "Wicked"
Dancing through life
Skimming the surface
gliding where turf is smooth...
etc.
that is what this made me think of.
Beautiful.
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meerle Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2007
wow is this all watercolour!? that's just gorgeous, wish I could do that ^^ seriously wow!
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Ariana-Blossom Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007
No matter how many times I look at your art I'm always amazed by your skill, you have such an incredible talent for balance and harmony in your art. I would love to have a book filled with your art!
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little-angel-girl80 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
Wow, thats pretty!! :) Remind me of a drawing i did too of one of my unicorns running over the wather. :thumbsup:
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Nakayoshi-Takashima Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks amazing! I love the unicorn. The colours are great!
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random-jelly Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
so beautfiul, you're so talented!
every single detail is perfection
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taziko Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Student General Artist
Gorgeous Art work!
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Tuki79 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
Il tuo disegno mi fa sognare... bellissimo I love it!
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WingedStrategos Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007   Interface Designer
I love the flow of this piece but the faces are slightly disturbing.
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kikaliks Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
wow! It reminds me of a book I read when I was young called Spellhorn. Absolutely beautiful.
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sentochihiro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
your all works are awesome.
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jennyfire13 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
I am in love with your art. Have you written a book on fantasy art?
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puimun Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Nope, not yet.
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jennyfire13 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006
I would love your book, so keep me posted... :)
Love your work...!!!
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Jinks13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006
Shadow scapes!!! i used 2 go 2 ur old site alot - u r a great inspiration 2 me the way u manipulate colour your fluid (excuse the pun lol) use of tone - truelly beautiful - all i can say is one day i hope 2 achieve ur level of talent. Just dazzling, i love it :D - lol just incase u couldnt tell i thort ur pic was rather good - hee hee :) happy doodlings
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LadyMillennium Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love it!!! *_*
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