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long distance love by joulee long distance love by joulee

Once upon a time, there was a boy on earth who liked a girl on the moon... He was good at making paper airplanes. She was suppose to put the stars up in the night sky. He was industrious and hardworking. She liked to take naps. This is their story of a long distance love.


My entry for the Multi-Monitor Mayhem contest~! I actually do use two monitors, but I don't have a multi-monitor wallpaper, which is kinda sad, so I wanted to draw something that could replace the flying giraffee [link] (my current wallpaper ^^). I've always liked the idea of having two related but different pictures on each monitor, so that's how the idea of a boy on earth and a girl in the sky came up. As for the long distance love idea--many of us live so far away from each other, and yet we can still communicate, share words and pictures and stories and bits and pieces of our lives with one another--all through the use of our computers. So with this wallpaper, I wanted a reminder of the computer (and sites like DA) as a way to form connections and relationships. :)

I wish I had a bit more time to spend on this, as the clouds are totally sucky and I would have liked to add in some more detail, but... had a plane to catch to NYC and I sure wasn't going to spend my spring break vacation staying inside and finishing up artwork. ^^ This was roughly sketched in my sketchbook, inked and colored mostly in Painter 7 and a bit of Photoshop CS2 with a wacom tablet. Hope you like! :heart:

Oh... and uh... full view to see the actual wallpaper. ^^ I just cut out the characters for the preview since the default preview would have been too small to see anything.

Another picture in a similar style -- "Triangle Love" [link]
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Given 2006-10-13
long distance love by =joulee is quite a different illustration of a long distance relationship. Cute characters, a lovely color theme and an interesting format make this piece a true treasure ! ( Featured by nighty )
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rouge-of-night Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really cute! ^^

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WorldwideImage Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic picture and story! I wanna hear more :D
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chelsealuong2212 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Super adorable :x
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SofiaSevero Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
so adorable <! would you mind if i drew a kinda similiar drawing to this ? I would totally understand if u dont want :)
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Naki-Tori Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Aww...
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Dr-L-Eggleston Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Aw! :)
Cute!
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PurpleBookLover Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is enchanting. I'm in an LDR right now and this made me feel better. Thank you. :)
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niqwoz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFFUL!!!
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Oooff Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Awwwwwww! :heart: !!!!!!! This is adorable!
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cuteAinash Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011
the boy is so cute n lovely!
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Psychotic-Female Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Awe... this is SO adorable!!!
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:iconbubbypop:
bubbypop Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
just love it!
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The-Lone-Demon-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
holy crud tarts this is so cool and cute XD
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:iconpenguinjustice:
PenguinJustice Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
This is beyond both adorable and beautiful. There's really no words for it.
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cgdancer1359 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
so cute!!! :love:
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RFS1 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really beautiful. Though I wish that people won't forget written letters. Taking a bit of time for someone can mean the world to them.
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midnightdream2 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student Photographer
Hi :wave: featured here [link]

and soon to be featured in a news article
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Pink-Tinta Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
That's so cute :love:
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ZeigElric009 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really adorable :heart: I love everything about it. The art, the color, the concept.
Amazing work =D
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Lightning021 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
So cute!!!!! , and this remember me to my boyfriend because he lives at 2 hours of me, and always I miss him :(!
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:iconpaolcia:
paolcia Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010  Student Photographer
aww, soooo cute!
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:iconbedhu:
Bedhu Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Student General Artist
LOVE it xD
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ana0708 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
this is so cute!!!
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Caleighrg Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute!~ ^^ I love this!
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ScottyMcGee312 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I've had this in my favorites for a while now, and I teared up a little looking at it now. It reminds me of me and my ex. Truly wonderful imagination.
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lapetitesorciere Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
this picture is so adorable. love it!
:+favlove:
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Secretly-Schizo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010
That' really really cute :D
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1kgal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Hobbyist
So, so, sooo~ very cute! >w<
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009  Hobbyist
Oww! So fairy ans so adorable! =) Well done!
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Sweet-Angel7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
It's so cute! :)
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TLYE Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
"hi, hi!!"
I would like to use your pictures for my group picture on Facebook. Is that okay?
It's for the Long Distance Love as well...
I will put your name under your picture ^ ^
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smilingStone Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Student Filmographer
Aww!! This is just so adorable (L)
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cca31 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Really beautiful :-) Love the idea, love the colours :-) Well done ;-)
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izzybabe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
Beautiful...
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alice-liz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
This is so cute!
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And the your comments... they're almost as perfect as the picture!

Did you write that "Once upon a time, there was a boy on earth who liked a girl on the moon..." part too? I loved it!
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CinnamonSwirls Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I was so inspired when I saw this, Its so wonderful and has a story behind it that gets me wondering! You'd have to have a very big imagination to make something so imaginative as this! Very adaorable and amazingly awsome! :D
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schneckschneck Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009   Interface Designer
ohh i love it !
because it reminds me of my lovelife and the characters look the same. it's perfect !
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PPeachtheHedgehog Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that girl reminds me of princess rosalina
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9803215062 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
this is soo....
my Scene...
hehe
nice...one..
hehe
^^
cheers..
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takusan-no-ai Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
This is very cute (: And an interesting concept.

The colors also sort of remind me of Precious Moments.
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AVerySmallWish Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
How cute! Their faces are so adorable. <3
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happyautumn Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
That's so cute. Very good work.
:mangapunksai: :+favlove:
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mossawi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009   Digital Artist
your work has been featured on my journal :)

nice work :)
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Konjiki-Kitsune Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Your art was featured here~ [link]

:iconlove:
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The-Flower-Princess Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
So cute :),
Love is so beautiful :rose:
I keep having wired, Yet beautiful Dreams about my Crush..........I think he really likes me :),
Coz I've heard that "if you meet someone you love in your dreams, You'll really meet them that way in reallity, It'll feel the same, But just in reallity"
And I sooooo think that's true :)
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DrunkByAir Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
so cute!
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Dannurs Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is so cute!<3
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HollywoodVoodoo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful and overly cute! :heart:
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bell1622 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2008
I want this print but in a larger size. Can I?
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sakuragurl1001 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008
reminds me a bit of sailor moon..... i love your style itz like precious moments
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