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Once upon a time... by babalisme Once upon a time... by babalisme
once upon a time, in ancient India, there was a beautiful queen

one night, she dreamt about a great golden deer who told her the wisest
words she's ever heard...

ok ok enough storytelling, this one is from another children illustrated storybook i've done...
the story is still about old Buddhist tale that teaches children the good and the bad and so on...
a biblical story...for Buddhist.

the rest of them are coming if you like this one.
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Given 2006-05-29
The perfect illustration to a children's tale, Once upon a time... by ~babalisme is bright, imaginative, and painted with a skilled hand. Please give it a closer look! ( Featured by MPsai )
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Erandhi Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
but it was not a dear! it was a white, baby elefant
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julailala Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
wow! i would have loved this book as a child! so beautiful
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TotalyAnimated Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
b u t ful
beautiful
get it?
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choclateheart Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
this...............is................................amazing
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:iconbabalisme:
babalisme Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
thank you!! :hug:
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deviki9 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice ......its very colourfull and i like the softness
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
yay :hug: glad you like it! thank you
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whateverwinnie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
:wow: Amazing!!! The pic is very imaginative and interesting!!! Totally captivating!!! You're a genius!
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babalisme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
awww you're exaggerating!! :D :D :dance: thank you!
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:iconwhateverwinnie:
whateverwinnie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
:) No I'm not.
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
This is beautiful.
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:iconbabalisme:
babalisme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
as you are! thank you!
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2007
:blush:
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Mr-StEfF Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007   Digital Artist
wonderfull painting, i like the colors they just fantastic

keep it up
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babalisme Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007
:) thanks
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JWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Very cool. Lovely coloring! :)
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:iconbabalisme:
babalisme Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
:)
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nancilyn95 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2007   Interface Designer
Very pretty! I like the storytooXP! And there sarees look really nice like the colors you chose lolz.
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babalisme Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
i see that ur avatar is a girl wearing saree too!! is it you??

i love seeing pretty sarees, i never wear one but id love to try one :D

thanks
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nancilyn95 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007   Interface Designer
Yeah she is wearing a Punjabi Suit! LOLZ I WISH she's soo pretty that's where I get my not real name Trisha=) She is a tamil actess that I LOVEXD lolz...That's true sarees are pretty. I can't wait until I'm older! Really what is your background? I think you'd probably fall in love with it! My mom has plenty of sarees!
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YaxeMoon Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
yepp we like this one xD
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babalisme Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
:D :D thanks!!!
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YaxeMoon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
=) wlcome
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firestarter76 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
i like how the picture tells a whole story. very imaginative.
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untamedhand Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
beautiful colors
everything looks like it has a slight glow, very nice:)
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babalisme Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
thanks :D
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untamedhand Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
welcome:)
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I really enjoy this series of illustrations, but this is my favorite. The bright colors and composition is so beautiful. At first, I thought it was an Indian version of Sleeping Beauty. Well done!
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xxxroxieheartxxx Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Colorful and pretty. A good illustration for the story! ^_^ :+fav:
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:iconbabalisme:
babalisme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
thanks!! :D
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savagebinn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   General Artist
Very beautiful. ^^
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babalisme Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
you are beautiful

thanks a bunch
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PandaMcNugget Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutly lovely :batty:
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babalisme Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
you are lovely!!! :D :D :D thanks a bunch!!
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BlossomPetals Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
Wonderful! Love it!
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:iconbabalisme:
babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2006
thanks! :D
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
For some reason, I'm reminded of a series of tales from India, that the book refered to as "Parrot Tales"
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
mmm never heard of such tales.... i'll google it now.. thanks for the info..
but yes this is an indian story, well a buddhist one. it's like a biblical story for buddhist..so this may be quite popular among indian people or buddhist people.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Parrot Tales" is Hindu, I think.
You remember the story about the Buddha's previous life?
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
buddha as in sidharta gautama?? or another buddha??
well..i dont know much detail about buddhist religion, as i'm not a buddhist, i just know a few about the religion.
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sidharta...
Legend said that in his previous life, he was a king reknown for his mercy and kindness. He intrigued the Gods, who decided to test him.
One day, the king saw a hawk pursuing a dove, and the dove flew into his throneroom. The king offered the dove sanctuary. The hawk, in turn, told the king that, if he were to deny it the dove, it would starve to death, as it had no strength to pursue another meal. The king, then, offered to sate the hawk by giving it an amount of his own flesh equal to the dove. So, the king placed the dove on a scale, and took a scythe began cutting away at his own flesh, but, no matter how much flesh he took off, he could not equal the dove's weight. Then, when he was practically a living skeleton, rather than bear the thought of either creature dying, he offered his life to the hawk, in exchange for the dove. With that, the Gods were so awed by the king's magnanimity that They restored his flesh, and the hawk and dove revealed themselves to be Vishnu the Preserver. Vishnu then blessed him and told him of the great things that he would accomplish in his next (and final) life.
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
ahhhh!!!! cool one, i think every buddha story has some "sacrifice element", the rabbit on the moon story i'd drawn also share the same element.

but that's really beautiful, how do you know this? :)
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avancna Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I read it in the chapter on Indian Mythology in the book, "The Larousse Encyclopedia of World Mythology."
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
whoooa that's one great book! is it illustrated? if it is than it's better than ever!
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bratz367 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2006
Wow, this is so lovely! I want to read the whole book. :)
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006
i have posted until "look, i'm terribly sorry" but that's not the last page of the book. more are coming up.. :D

glad you like it.. here's a link to the recent page i post [link]

for the rest of the book you are most welcome to my gallery :D :D thanks!
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metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006   General Artist
india he nih ye.... aca...aca
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babalisme Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2006
yaaa! mari menari sambil menggelengkan kepala!! :dance:
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metalheadkomik Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006   General Artist
wah kalo aku menari sambil :headbang: ....asik
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niko2137 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2006  Professional General Artist
That is beautiful work. I really love the colors and the gentle style of drawing. :thumbsup:

and makasih for the comment on my piece
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