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Love Escape by SandraHultsved Love Escape by SandraHultsved
Done with black ink pen and pencils, red ink for details.
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Story:
Once upon a time there was a little girl, she had a big warm heart and was liked by everyone.
But there was something about her people did not know, she was afraid to fall in love.
Every time someone came her too close, she would run away. Too scared of being hurt, she thought that was the best thing to do.

Years past by, while flowers fade, leaves fall and snow melts. Suddenly one early spring day she found her prince. She fell in love with him. She could not help it.
Never the less she was too scared to show him how she really felt. Every time he came around, she felt very shy and wanted to hide.
And all these sparkling feelings inside of her, that no one will ever know and she will never show how much she adored him.

In misery and love she now lived and decided to get rid of all these feelings inside of her. Because she knew she would only get hurt in the end anyway.
She ran away, ran to the forest behind the Twilight-mountains. And beneath a big old tree she fell down in tears.

She mourned the love she will never have.
If only she had seen all the keen glances he had given her.
She regretted the feelings she had for him.
Why could she not understand he was feeling the same way about her.
She is heart broken, because she feared of being hurt.
But what she did not know was, that he would never hurt her.

”One cut and it will not hurt anymore.
One cut and I will not feel anymore.
One cut and it will all be over…”

She cut out her heart and buried it in the ground under a big stone beneath the tree.
“Now I can not get hurt anymore.”

The end.


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Available as postcard in my Etsy shop: etsy.me/ZE1Jdc

Available as Fine Art Print at Society6: society6.com/TheArtOfSandraHul…

www.sandrahultsved.com

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:iconayumi1987:
Ayumi1987 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
top Idea
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:iconissali:
IssaLi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
whoa nice story!!!!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm not really a writer, but sometimes I just got to get it written down instead of drawn^^, or sometimes both;)
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:iconissali:
IssaLi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
i love your stories :D
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm very flattered:aww:
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah, the story is almost EXACTLY like one of the opening tales from the anime Princess Tutu [much better show than the name suggest]. The tale was about a girl who was in love with a man but never told him for her love might vanish as she told him. Eventually she died and the man married another woman without ever knowing the girl existed at all.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's how love can feel sometimes:(
I have an other story to my work 'Eternal winter' also with a similar theme, of what love can do to us.
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I love the character design and setting. The subtle use of red is quite striking. Great visuals.
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much:heart:
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
You are most welcome:hug:.
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Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much feels! Excellent!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much sweetie!:aww:
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Idontknowwhoyouknow Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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Bojan1558 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful :love:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you think so:aww::rose:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent!!!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
And thanks for the invites btw! I will check it out.
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
always my pleasure :love: and I hope you accept!!!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
It seems a little too broad for me though, I like more narrow groups that describes what I do.
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Traditional Artist
Amazing :)
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind words!
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
welcome :D
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:iconj-u-d-a-s:
J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Featured here [link]
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so very much, I really appreciate it!
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Princess-Moony Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
I'm stunned at how beautiful this is!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you:aww:
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Ametystical Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful. Your artwork is very expressive and emotional and I love your style. I also like the story behind it, by the way. You've illustrated it perfectly. :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! And I'm glad you liked the story too. I think when you read it, you will understand the illustration much more. So I'm glad you did!:rose:
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white-fay Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student
"Dark girl lives in the dark
so you dont see her painfull mark

Dark Dark girl may never know
just how much the light can show"

I just remembered these lyrics.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Where's that lyrics from? it suited very well to it as well^^
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white-fay Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student
I know about them from this song [link] I thinks they are a poem from someone else.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
aha, ok!:)
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured here [link] :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so very much:aww:
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome:hug:
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:iconwhite-fay:
white-fay Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student
lovely story + illustration. I also get embarrassed when with someone I really like :(
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:aww: aw, me too, but I hope you've got more sense in you than her:)
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white-fay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student
haha I hope the same for you!! :rose:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I did happen to find love, so I guess.. but I believe he is the sane one out of us.
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:iconwhite-fay:
white-fay Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student
good luck if you wish to cure him!! :)
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:iconascenciok:
ascenciok Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
The darkness and emotion of the story behind the piece is wonderful. It really makes you feel for her. The drawing has an incredible atmosphere even before you know the sad reasons she looks so terrified. I love the selective color and the lighting. The title also fits into everything perfectly:hug:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, I'm so glad to hear that! That means a lot!:rose:
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like sad stories, and sure I like your work too! it is inspiring and hope we see another brilliant work with a sad story, I really enjoyed them both! :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!
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AmyRPF13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So emotional, I love it!
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it:aww:
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AngelInWutherland Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I just love this! :D
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you do:aww:
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Katerina-Art Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so touching sandra :hug: it really touched me reading it, sad beautiful written and the illustration is perfect, this is your style and i love it :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, you don't know how much it flatter to hear that! I have tried to find my own style and expression, it really flatters me that you love it!:heart:
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