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Scarlet sails

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By Zzanthia   |   
© 2010 - 2020 Zzanthia
adobe illustrator cs2: gradients, transparency

Based on a novel of russian writer Alexandr Grin
Story: The former seaman Longren raises his daughter Assol alone after losing his beloved wife, making a meager living by selling the toy boats he carves from wood. As a child, Assol encounters an old man who claims to be a wizard and promises the girl that one day a prince will come on a ship with scarlet sails to carry her away. The villagers scoff but Assol believes her dream will come true one day.

Arthur Grey is a nobleman's son who breaks away from his cruel father to pursue a life at sea, and eventually becomes the captain of a merchant vessel. Having set to port at Assol's village, he spies the young maiden sleeping in the forest and falls in love. After inquiring in the village he learns of Assol's dream and sets about to make it come true.
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cullyferg2010's avatar
And thus did Grey purchase red sails on his return voyage home to see to it that the girl's dream comes true!
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Sereida-ArtsStudent General Artist
This is lovely!! I love how the ocean looks!
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Невероятно красиво!
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hiwatariyuuyaHobbyist Interface Designer
are you like a vector god or something?i cant even draw a proper table in illustrator.
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Very nice
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ShaolaBeeStudent Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Love it! :)
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imhilienStudent Traditional Artist
Beautifully done... :)
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Starsong-StudioProfessional General Artist
Oh I read that book! Love that story. Beautiful illustration, too.
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curlyhairProfessional Digital Artist
Одна из моих любимых историй детства =) Замечательная иллюстрация!
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I just love all your work, this is amazing!!
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you consistently make art for my favorite books.... <3
i cannot even tell you how much i adore you.
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brilliant piece this!
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JubliantTrooStudent Digital Artist
This is a very beautiful expressive and emotional piece. I love the whole feeling it gives you- this feeling of home- it's wonderful.
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This is extremely beatutiful!!!
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All the best!
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popnaProfessional Digital Artist
very great style and love the color! :D
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Gorgeous. Your use of colour and shadow is just stunning!
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Ooh, I know and love that story too
so that's its name in english ? I read it in vietnamese
your work is beautiful, like always :)
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XtreamCrazyHobbyist Digital Artist
I can't even begin to describe how much I love this piece. The colours, the style, the concept, the depth... It all merges to form one of the most stunning pictures I've seen on dA. Perfect!
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Such a lovely scene.
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It sounds like a wonderful story I would love to read it :D x x x
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love it
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gb-illustrations General Artist
Beautiful illustration! I'm in love with your works :D:D :wow:
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