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Star Princess - Hedgehog King by maina Star Princess - Hedgehog King by maina
"The Star Princess and The Hedgehog King"

"... her shyness didn't betray her beauty. Her crown was glowing of a thousand stars and her dragonfly-wing cape, of a million colors. The Hedgehog King took her soft hand into his own and invited her to follow him in his realm."


Not too long ago I wondered: "If I had a princess fairytale to write and draw about, what would it be?" And this particular drawing is what came into my mind. I haven't build up a full story, mind you, but just looking at this image gives me tons of ideas. Kinda like a muse to me; this picture says it all about me and about what I want to be able to do later. It's not perfect, but it speaks a lot.

And yes, the hedgehog's crown is a pine cone. XD

Note: The colors aren't acurate. They are lighter than the original. I'm having a hard time scanning it correctly. Her dress is actually with tones of blue, pink and purple hues. =/ Sorry about that!

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9 X 12 Watercolor on arche paper. Lineart in black inks. Acrylics highlights.
Prints will be available at Otakon, and online 01-sept-2005. I will update this page when the time comes.
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:iconstarmasayume:
StarMasayume Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
This is really beautiful. I love your traditional coloring and beautiful style. Plus I love fairy tail themes :) Reminds me of the  Hans My Hedgehogfairy tale :heart:
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Raakone Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
This is so amazing!
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:iconwhimsicallysardonic:
whimsicallySardonic Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Oh my gosh, so adorable.
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:iconlocodela:
locodela Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what a cute couple! ^^
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
This is quite interesting!
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:iconmissjamie166:
missjamie166 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Can I buy a print please?
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:iconcarnivalcreative:
CarnivalCreative Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
I could defffinately see this in a book! Lovely :D!
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:iconnightglider:
Nightglider Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I still love it. You can try fixing up the contrast in photoshop
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:iconnightglider:
Nightglider Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I still love it. You can try fixing up the contrast in photoshop
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:iconkittytsukasa:
kittytsukasa Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Student
Oh my, if you ever wrote this and published it, I would buy the book! I love the storybook look.
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:iconhopelessbeliever:
HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist
Featured: [link]
Please :+fav: the article, so we can get more exposure
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:icondismaldaydreamer:
dismaldaydreamer Featured By Owner May 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very delightful!
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:icondianuxka:
Dianuxka Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
OMG *-* its beautifull *-*
congradulations *-*
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:iconoginz:
OginZ Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Pretty work! :)
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:iconpequennyo:
pequennyo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
absolutly beautiful!
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:iconanzel-x:
Anzel-X Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's a beautiful sweet work i really like how you made this picture it looks very lovely:nod:^^ i was just searching for some princess artworks when i found yours i definiately want to feature your work in my Journal,again very beautiful work love it keep up your great work:heart::+fav:
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:iconjussta:
jussta Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there :)
I've featured your lovely art in the Fridaylicious#39_Star article [link]

Justa
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:icongoldenmoonmodel:
Goldenmoonmodel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
featured in my journal=)
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:iconvanessa55:
Vanessa55 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Oh this is beautiful. The expression on her face is so adorable! I love her beautiful dress and the way the dragonfly wings flow down the back. And those beautiful stars in her hair. Great job, once again! :clap:
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:iconefi-lala:
Efi-lala Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007
So beautiful. She's very pretty and the king, well, is funny XD
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:iconafafmustahil:
afafmustahil Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
go for it girl. write it and make the children of this world to fall in love with the books and imagination all over again. its so cute.

by the way my darling wife calls me a hedgehog and i call her priencess
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:iconrandomsheepgirl:
RandomSheepGirl Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
THis is so lovely ^^, One of my many favorits out of your wonderfull gallery.

I do think that if you were to continue the story, and give it wonderfull illestrations like this one, i bet you would sell millions ^^
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:icontwoyearslate:
twoyearslate Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
This is so adorable!
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:iconwaterwisper:
waterwisper Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
thats just beautiful, I love the colors you used!
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:icontehuti:
tehuti Featured By Owner May 5, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I hope they're happy together! :D
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:iconmoonstone27:
Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007   General Artist
Very beautiful:)!
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:icondriandrain:
Driandrain Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
This must be one of the most beautiful and most adorable drawings I've ever laid my eyes on! WOW! Simply stunning!
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:iconregs:
Regs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This makes me think of childhood stories my dad used to tell me about the fairies he played with as a little boy in the forest behind his home in ireland. So whimsical and pretty.
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Sprkdragon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
danm that is fantastic
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Really stylish and lovely characters !
I understand the color result after being scanned...'coz I also have the same problem. =)
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:iconellenlome:
Ellenlome Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Neat. :) Do you want to be an illustrator? I want to. This picture is nice. :+fav: You deserve it. :)
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:icongerbil-girl:
Gerbil-girl Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
wow, you should create a fairytale book and illustarte your stories and publish it XD i'd be the first to buyit - your art is wonderful!
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you could be a successful children's book illustrator right now. Have you tried sending a portfolio into publishers yet?
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
Well, I want to, but I have no clue where and how, to be honest. I'm still trying to work on a portfolio to send too. I have a lot of fairytalish drawings but not many drawing with children in it. I was recommended to at least have a few drawing of children too because most of the time picturebook have children stories. =)

But I'm still wondering where to submit all this stuff. I feel so clueless! *laughs*
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll send you an email. I have some information that will help.
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:iconmichellewalker:
MichelleWalker Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's so whimsical, I :heart: it! Seriously, are you a professional illustrator? Your art should be in published books!
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
oh this should be in your childbook - so adorable.
SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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:iconsitara-leota:
Sitara-Leota Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so cute. It looks just like it came from the books I read when I was little.
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:iconeshoya:
eshoya Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005
beautiful painting and I LOVE the story!
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:iconmaina:
maina Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2005
Thank you very much!
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:iconzzzsleepieezzz:
zzzsleepieezzz Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe that's cute :D
I love her dress.. it's so pretty :love:
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AznGangstet Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
O_O the princess is really detailed! ^O^ and same with the hedgehog..o_O thats a creative idea...putting a hedgehog and a princess together...never really thought of that....O_O the way you drew the princess is really elegant
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:iconrsaffold:
RSaffold Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I like your pieces with the thin line and subdued color... they remind me of my childhood!
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:icondeer50:
Deer50 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005   Artist
:clap:
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:iconemperial:
emperial Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, that's lovely. A perfect fairytale illustration! The Star Princess really grabs your attention at first, but the more I look at the piece the more I like the sort of humble earthiness possessed by the Hedgehog King.
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:iconallendisi:
AllendisI Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
marvellous piece of art... So many details... even that the colors went lighter, it match perfectly.. great.. brilliant indeed... :love:...... :+fav:
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:iconsa0ri-chan:
sa0ri-chan Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005
That's so cute and charming...
Like a children's picture book XD

*sigh*
Aw... Thumbelina memories =3
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:iconboum:
boum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Ça fait illustration de livres pour enfants... c'est vraiment beau.
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:icondizzytenshi:
DizzyTenshi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2005
Adorable! ^^ I love her dress and hair! ^^ <3
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rainbow010101 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
I like her twinkling hair ^__^ and the beautiful design on her dress :D
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