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The Gift. by kerembeyit The Gift. by kerembeyit

Jullazar was always so curious about the snow. She used to listen to the stories with a great excitement about the winter and snowing that visitors tell who come from northern lands to his father's palace. She used feel so sorry for herself thinking she will never, ever be able to see the snow because the winter wasn't a season that is given to their land. On her 16th birthday his father, who is a great great wizard, invited her to his room and, "My dear Jullazar, what can I offer you as a birthday present?" he said.

-Ah! You can send me on a journey to the beautiful north countries, Father!
-North? he said curiously.
-Oh, unfortunately this is a gift that I most certainly cannot give, Jullazar. Do you think I am that irresponsible to let my little daughter go to a dangerous journey ?
-Jabbar will come with me! He will protect me!
-Please, do not insist on that, child.
-I'm afraid this is not an arguable matter.
-But, Father..
-I won't permit you, Jullazar! he said strongly.
-Then I'll never be able to see the snow in my whole life! she yelled and went to her room crying.

As she went, her father murmured "the snow?".

In the evening, Jullazar was still so angry.Why he wouldn't let her go? It was her birthday and she was so--

But what was that? Little white drops were shining and dissappearing in front of her window. She couldn't believe her eyes! It was snowing!

She ran to the courtyard. In the courtyard Jabbar, which is her previous birthday gift,was waiting for her with an umbrella.

"Your father wishes you a long and happy life my precious mistress", Jabbar said.

Jullazar let the snow drops chill her skin by reaching her hand for the sky and started to think what could she want as her next birthday gift from her father as she was smiling.

I think, it's time to submit this. This my M&S Challenge Entry. [link]
Wish me luck:)

* Has been selected for inclusion in EXPOSE4 Album by Ballistic Publishing.

Photoshop 7 with Intuos2 Tablet.
Frankly I can't remember exactly how much time that I spend on it, but I guess this piece took my 60-70 Hours (approx.)

Oh, and special thanks to my friends, mizzuae and alarfaj for their great help with the arabic translations.
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Given 2005-06-03
Rather than do a disservice to this magnificent print by Kerem Beyit go check out his story that goes along with it, and The Gift. becomes even more spectacular.

Also viewable as our Print of the Day. ( Featured by lolly )
duzetdaram Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
ZakHarrar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured here : [link] =)
sha-agos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Very nice story
This image is just wonderful, I love it
GoliathOnl1ne Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
one of the bests with its story.
caratos Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Ehuatl Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I like the accompanying story :)
QasemBarzegar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
thank you so much for accepting this really beautiful artwork for the lovely caricatures group!:thanks:

teşekkür ederim :peace:
K-mar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I rally like the story behind this one. I like the contrast in the image between the giant, protective beast of a man and the fragile and tiny Jullazar. Very well done :-)
ReSkull Featured By Owner May 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Chaptastic Detailes !!!
Arabic Runes Writed Wellllll and absolutely On the Place where they must be ... :D
ozgurbasat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
şu iri olanın üstünde neler yazıyor.
ustunyasar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
harika ya :D
DraconiaShelik Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I want Jabbar too T_T
Synthetic-Xlora Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
that's beautiful! i enjoyed the story as well. ;)
sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
It is a nice story and the image looks very good, too.
kustahkirpi Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
Keşke Jabbar yüzü daha güzel korkunçlukta olan bir dev olsaydı. Korkunç yerine korkunç güzel olurdu.
tenqerbell Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
breathtaking! I love the writtings on the jenny
Crusaedia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I saw this on a cover of an art-book magazine and I immediately fell in love.
Xero256 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Nice. The story is great. Your piece suits it perfectly.
Garvals Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008   Digital Artist
This will be my favorite picture of your. )
crazygfish Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008
Stunning work~!!! I love how the snow contrasts with the night sky and the lighting is lovely~! Almost wish I were there with her. :)
Azunatsu Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Sobs...there is love in this world! ^^
jjprince Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Interface Designer
That is truely an amazing piece of art... Congrats...and I hope you win (jawdrop)
galefra Featured By Owner May 11, 2008
Spectacular !!
mistakin Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
that story was great.
tite-fleurdange Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
The story and the art are really wonderful :o :clap:
Makoim Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
awesome tatoos. this is all i can make of from the tatoos on his lower stomach: al-kshbad'ah.

please tell me if i'm even close or not. i'm trying to teach myself the arabic abjad. ^^;
SeaWhisper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
this is beautiful masterpiece and a lovely story :)
frenchfox Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
it is splendid! you have much talent! :)
Marygoround Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007
i really like it. :)
OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
very very cool!
BlkJade Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Simply beautiful...
Atsuiai Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I remember seeing this on a Bud Plant catalog cover. Great concept!
kwhyetteSmartdust Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
these stories seem to be a global phenominon,, meaning that there seems to be quiet a few of us translating the realms..

'great' work,,

not just// but GREAT
vtforpedro Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured this piece in my journal.. thought you'd like to know!
Domi91 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007   Interface Designer
awesome work, nice man
flarion Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
so, other than the word "jinni," what else does the arabic text say on the djinn's body? (as in translation - i can read it but i have no idea what it means, other than a few "your" suffixes)
AzAzM Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
Beautiful work and great story! I love the djinn.
Vanessa55 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2007
Beautiful! I love the story behind this! :thumbsup:
traumfuchs Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
Really lovely. Cute Story. ^^
dirttrod Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007  Professional General Artist
I love this and the story makes it even more special !! Thanks
tutku Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2007
featured on: [link]
PhotoPask Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2007
wow... it's magic...
Powerprint Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
its so lovely, i really enjoy the little story :).
pachacha Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
hayatimda gordugum en anlamli resim...öyle böyle değil.
thecumhur Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
super bi çalışma daha...
Fenrus777 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
This is awesome. I love the setting, I love the colors... the level of detail is great, but that's prety much a constant throughout your work.

I must ask - does all the Arabic mean something, or is it just cool looking? And if it does mean something, how do you find good Arabic translations or phrases... or do you know Arabic?

anyway, I dig it - :+fav:
Sakaylor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
i honestly gasped and couldn't catch my breath when i saw this. Beautiful.
kayceeus Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is still one of my all-time favs from your gallery!
pCubensiS Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
amazing :)
DehCavalieri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
i'll fav all ur works
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