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A Stolen Kiss by moyan A Stolen Kiss by moyan
chinese ink painting on rice paper.

caption on the painting:
你侬我侬
辛卯年三月初九

"you love me and i love you"
the year of xinmao, third month day nine.
(according to chinese lunar calendar)

the origin of the verse in the caption is a very interesting story.
the famous calligrapher of the yuan dynasty zhao meng fu(赵孟頫) desired a second wife, in reply which his wife wrote him a poem:
你侬我侬,忒煞情多;情多处,热如火;把一块泥,捻一个你,塑一个我,将咱两个一齐打碎,用水调和;再捻一个你,再塑一个我。我泥中有你,你泥中有我;我与你生同一个衾,死同一个椁。
'you love me and i love you, what a enviable romance;
where love deepens, it's hot as fire.
hold a handful of earth, and mould a 'you', sculpt a 'me'.
shatter us to powder and mix with water.
again, mould a 'you' and sculpt a 'me'.
now in my soil there is you, and in your soil there is me.
you and i were born a same cradle,
we will die in a common grave.'

and with this poem, the calligrapher's wife won her husband's heart and he never had another wife.


anyway, here's the reference photo:
[link]

here's the promised walk-through for this painting:



and by #dALinkSystem please check out block lino print owls by ~sharmd88



whimsical and mysterious, the owls are well depicted as the creatures of the night.
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Niji-No-Kuroi-Bara Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Such a heartwarming picture~~! Your animal drawings are so gorgeous :heart:
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Pennamless Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
these owls make me laugh :D
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HasuReborn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
love this ! :D
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WhiteRose412 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Awww :) the owl just wants some love!
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weRDunfo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I like it.
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meranii-chan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aaawww...soo cute!
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
awwww how sweet!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Artist
cute & cool :D
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JaneLou Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love your art :D
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Kaitoflyn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
It's so cute!
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OH! How cute!! :D
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I love it!!
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heiku190 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
aaaaaww! sooo cute
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matildarose Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is adorable!
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AbigailMejia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aawww <3
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ExileFallen Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Nice!
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oanaaaaaaa Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Photographer
awwwww
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mysticpencil1 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
awwww...so adorable. I love asian art. Excellent work. :love:
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Pancake-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
HA!!! the expressions are amazing! :la:
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GoldenDaffadowndilly Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, these are so adorable! :D
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deviantlisard Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
so cute! I love this it's very real!
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SandraLeeShadows Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Oh!!! Is lovely!!
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TheHiddenTalents Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thatīs beautiful! :D
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CVA123 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I've never seen anyone do Chinese art before. It's beautiful. :love:
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really pretty. I love owls and you have captured them so beautifully.
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elfmaiden111 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011
Awww, how cute! Love it!
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Alex055 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Now that is beautiful, I love the ancient scroll feel to it. Owl's are awesome LOL
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23-inches Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
its amazing to the awesome degree
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brianramen Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
SOO CUUTE!
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LAGiampietro Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so precious. I love the texture of the painting and the owls' expression.
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Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
Darling Art!!!
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Tree-Vixen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
so much loves!! :+favlove:
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wants2draw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very Nice ^_^
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Kuroi-Rabbit Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconmollinda: said shes still deciding if it will be a daily, if not I still will suggest other pictures of yours because your gallery is too gorgeous to not have one yet :heart:
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moyan Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
ok thanks. :)
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ZwartBlack Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
awesome~!!!!
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Lilain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
So beautiful!
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CBBdistenge Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
haaa niceee!
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DANIELSDEN Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
It reminds me of those classic scrolls of art done by great chinese artisans!

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Keolia Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Aw, how cute! The style and how you made this is also creative and unique. :)
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Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh it's gorgeous! I love it! You did an amazing job! (^w^ I just love owls!)
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Retrogamersblog Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
A beautiful picture, a charming story and a fascinating look into your working process to boot, great stuff.
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XLEHX Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Cute x3
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Frost-tin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
love ♥ so cute :D
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ElliHisaishi13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
OwO I loveee!!!
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TraeTalley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
The finished "product". Most wonderful, keep up the great work. Thank you for sharing how you accomplished such great detail. :)
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BirtheSjoer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Student General Artist
amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
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KellyGirl1 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work :)
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od-d-c Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
great fighters, the owls..
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