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THE MAN IN THE MOON II by yaamas THE MAN IN THE MOON II by yaamas
A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into one such night let us take a peek.


Twas a midsummer night as a brown-haired lad and a lass with golden tresses, walked the woods near each of their homes. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. But for the trees, which rooted the imagination to the ground, all would be blended into a mass of shadows and twinkling lights. A night of mystery, tinted with premonition.

His home on one side of the sea, hers the other. Each one walking beneath their country sky. Two places, one sky. Two hearts, one wonder to behold eight short hours apart.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lass filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Leaning on a sturdy branch, up in her favorite tree, the young girl warily looked up into a smiling face and replied with a hesitant, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. " O lassie young and fair, to you I have a message to share. Someday to a far off land you'll go. Young children are to be placed into your care, but that's not all that will happen while you are there. In this land you will meet a young man whose life you will share. On one distant night your hearts will become one as into his eyes you stare." With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message she heard she would never forget.

Slowly all the lights grew dim as the sky above the lad filled with the brilliance of a rising full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery voice said, "hello".

Sitting on a sturdy branch, part way up his favorite tree, the young boy curiously looked up into a smiling face and shot back a rather shaky, "hi".

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "My young friend, to you I have a message to share. Some day a young lass will travel to this land. Her love and yours will be bound with a marriage band. She will light up your life as the sun does me and that glow will illumine the hearts of others as from you both it does flow.

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But the message he heard he would never forget.


A night of dreams and wonder makes hearts, the unseen things ponder.

Ethereal voices to open hearts speak, young souls listen as they seek.

Into another such night let us take a peek.


On the horizon the Moon started to rise as a young man with brown hair and a young woman with golden tresses, went for a walk. The air was clear, charged with magic, and the sky was full of heavenly lights. It was hard to tell where the earth stopped and the heavens started. A night of mystery, tinted with recognition. As each approached, they paid each other no heed, two strangers in a stranger place. Not far apart, each turned, side by side, to face the rising Moon. Each was lost in thoughts and dreams of days gone by. Slowly all the other lights grew dim as the sky filled with the brilliance of a full Moon. As the glowing orb rose above the earth, a face within the light appeared. A pair of charcoal eyes opened with a blink and a cheery, familiar voice said, "hello".

With resting arms on a fieldstone wall, two sets of eyes, remembering a similar night, looked up and a simultaneous reply was heard, "hi". Startled at the sound of the other's voice, two pairs of eyes turned and met and locked.

And then the Man in the Moon began to speak. "You both remember the night you talked with the Man in the Moon, this night as you look into each other's eyes, your memories and lives are becoming one".

With that the eyes did close and with a knowing smile the Man in the Moon did set. But a journey together just began for two not so unfamiliar strangers, who just met.
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THE MAN IN THE MOON II by *yaamas is a wonderful illustration. the details are a delight :D ( Featured by Marker-Guru )
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mikalover139 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
With an extra teaspoon of magic. Nice touch.
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Lephys Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
Delicate.

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Prader Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
I'm sorry if this is an obvious question, but do you illustrate children's books? It would be so lovely if you did!:blushes:
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SnappingSausage Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the way you've drawn the tree ^^
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szarywrobel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
beutifull, like all in yours gallery
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garkeats Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
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answerphone Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
INCREDIBLE

You really gave us a taste of your own world..
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scribbleNscratch Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Wow!wow!wow! This piece is amazing.The barks on the tree, the moon light and the boy, it's all amazing. i love it!
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Edimmu Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Beautiful, that's what I can say. :aww:
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j-friLLyROtt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
ah! i forgot to mention how delightful it is to see that little squirrel there! hasiodha! the details on the tree is so amazing, it looks almost reaaal
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j-friLLyROtt Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
BEAUTIFUL! OH MY EYE SOCKETS! :faint:
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Legend17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
awesome ;)
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aine1989 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
i very much enjoy seeing the cross in your illustrations.....and it seems that I have found another artist that enjoys fairies as much as me! Ill be watchin you :)
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yaamas Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
The cross is what inspires me. I am so happy that you like my work. Thanks!
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Wings-of-dust Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wave: your artwork has been featured here [link] :D
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saintfighteraqua Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful piece of art, it's great!
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jolly4318 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
hey wow this drawing is awesome keep it up =) i love the trees in from of the moon like that and the little boy looks so sad
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely... I LOVE all those details and how kind their faces look ^_^
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Inqy Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
The moon's glow really lights up the picture. I love this. ^_^
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gdsoflovenbeauty Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Amazing detail with everything. Bravo!!! It's gorgeous. Thank you.
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alchamoras Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Wow. Its simply beautiful, like the picture is simply an extention of the poem.
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inu-gurl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Its really amazing it must have taken a long time but it looks so good
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MiseryPsychosis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Incredible detail in everything thats in this masterpiece. -meltswithintthepicture- <3~ Great job. :heart:
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Tirimasu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow! This is spectacular. Your style is so soft and lovely. I absolutely adore it.[link]
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BlackHeartBeloved Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the tree!!! X3
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L-H4x3D Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
That is sooo cool! *fave*
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femketje Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Photographer
lovely..!
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Spellatio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Congratulations on a well deserved DD!
I really enjoy looking at this and trying to figure out how on earth you did that :)
Love how your picture tells a story.
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oibyrd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my daughter loves this one - she came flying over to my computer and exclaimed dat's a BIIIIIG TREEEE!!!!

Indeed. Instant fav for dat big tree :giggle::+fav: congrats on your dd - you definitely earned it. The effort put into the finer details is staggering.
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whispersinthenight13 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
This is really nice! It made me think of a song called Dreamland. It's a really peaceful song. :)

Congrats on the DD.
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ravelithium Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I love it!
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DavidHoffrichter Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:lmao: Congrats on the DD James!
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silentlily Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Those trees are very well done!
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Catharin4 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
wonderful! :clap:
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cocohints Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Oh, this is so lovely! Just the details on the tree alone is enough to let me enjoy this painting so much more! And the man on the moon is great too! :D
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NothingButAScanner Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
How beautiful... how lovely ! How fantastic ! How unique ! This reminds me of the good ole' children books... Aw, what a peaceful image... It inspires me so much. You made my day.
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Reminds me of work by Arthur Rackham. A very lovely illustration :clap:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
a very charming piece of artwork and a well-deserved DD. :clap:
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theceri Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I love the touch of fairy-tale in this :)
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kapeishi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Oh my, that's so wonderful! The details are awesome! o3o
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Silventus Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Well drawn. :)
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May-Tricks Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
this is well awesome!
the detail is great!!!!
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fei-ma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Student General Artist
What's a 'sepia'?

btw, nice tree!*W*(fav)!
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fei-ma Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Student General Artist
......What's a 'sepia'?

btw, nice tree!^^
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willow09 Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Another beautiful concept.
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CAMartin Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I am in love with that tree.
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yaamas Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:hug:
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