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Commission: Start a fire by lily-fox Commission: Start a fire by lily-fox
Commission for :iconcall-me-hobo:, who asked for she and her wonderful boyfriend. (They pretty much win the All-Time Best Smile Award: Couples category.) When they were in school together, he made her a card that said "Love is friendship set on fire", with an unstruck match taped to it. She chose to strike. :)

I realized that I tend to draw a lot of couples with their eyes closed. It's not that I don't love drawing eyes, I guess it just usually feels right to me when they're closed. Feels like extra-contentment.

I hope you like this, Kelsey!


materials: ink, paper + PS8
Please do not reproduce without my explicit permission.
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:iconjacobchilds:
JacobChilds Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is too cute.
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:iconjimmyblaze:
JimmyBlaze Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
that's really fucking cute! I wish I could've thought of it!
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:iconleahliam:
LeahLiam Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
What a cute litte story, with the (then so far) unstruck match.
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:iconpalomadyz:
PalomaDyz Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
This is amazing! And an awesome quote, too :)
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:iconradishgirl:
Radishgirl Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
I love that quote! And it's a very lovely picture.
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:iconclaudusales:
ClaudusAles Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
PPPFFTTTT-I LOVE THIS! ._.
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:iconeyeslikeabsinthe:
EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great story :love:
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:iconkoszule:
KoSzuLe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
..i think i just found the tattoo citate ive been looking for years.. :O
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Cool! What's a citate?
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:iconkoszule:
KoSzuLe Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
um.. quote? o:
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:iconxx-storyteller-xx:
xx-storyteller-xx Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
May I use this in my signature? It's so sweet. :D
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Sure can! It's an actual quote by someone, but I don't remember who. You could Google it?
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:iconxx-storyteller-xx:
xx-storyteller-xx Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Haha, alright! :)
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:iconpatapata11:
PataPata11 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
True dat.
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:iconxosofine02:
xosofine02 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
That is a very romantic story!
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:iconmishi:
mishi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awwww, this is darling! I love this! AHH! <333
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:iconjohannadeen:
Johannadeen Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Filmographer
I love this picture. The couple looks so loving and happy. :)
I've noticed that I tend to draw closed eyes for romantic pictures as well. To me it adds more feeling to the portrayal of the characters in love and also shows that they trust each other. I guess one could interpreted with the "love is blind" saying? All you need is to feel your loved one is there beside you.
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
That is exactly it! That's exactly why I like eyes closed. :D Glad it's not just me!
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:iconobsoletechildren:
ObsoleteChildren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
That is the cutest story I have ever heard.
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:iconanima-lux-artifex:
Anima-Lux-Artifex Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuuuuuute!
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
:iconiloveyouplz: :iconomgsocuteplz: :icondaawplz:
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:iconlittlekittypuppylove:
littlekittypuppylove Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Lol I’m a pyro, so does that mean I love everything...?
OMG YES IT DOES~! (I do love everything!) :iconohohoplz:
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:iconlinecra:
lineCra Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Artist
I love that concept about love...because it's sooooooooo true....
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:icongreiaprince:
GreiaPrince Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so cute. ♥
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:iconmirakhall:
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"Love is friendship set on fire."

hmmmmm...

:onfire: "MY FRIENDSHIP IS ON FIRE! MY FRIENDSHIP IS ON FIRE! MY FRIENDSHIP IS ON FIRE!" :giggle:
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Oh man, I used to have that quote writtenall over my agendas in high school! I'm glad other people like it!
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Where's it from?
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:iconsecondlina:
secondlina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
It's a quote by Jeremy Taylor : [link]

:D
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:iconseussical-love:
seussical-love Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
This could *almost* be me and Jordan. Almost. We're not that beautiful, haha. (:
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
*Tsh* Bet you are!
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:iconharisdra:
harisdra Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
I agree about what you said about the eyes. Lovely picture :)
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:iconmoreuse:
Moreuse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aw. thats nice.
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:iconyvilmonster:
yvilmonster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
OH! I love that!!! _sniffles_ thats the kind of love I hope for!!


*and I agree, when I draw cuddling couples the eyes are always closed, for that extra-contentment*
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:iconpeterpanxcaptainhook:
PeterPanxCaptainHook Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist
Nice artwork:D
I think that saying is actually true:D
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:iconlostphantom:
LostPhantom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Aw, sweet! :)
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:iconheartsherlock:
heartsherlock Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Art of couples don't get enough respect. I like your unique style.
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:icondomeniinebunie:
DomeniiNebunie Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
The story behind this is is so romantic! <3 I love the piece too :3 you have nice style!
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:iconefinats:
Efinats Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
it's so sweet! nice picture and nice couple!
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:iconanoriel-rose:
anoriel-rose Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love is friendship... and FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC! :D
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:iconbasmah999:
Basmah999 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
what a lovely message!
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:iconcall-me-hobo:
call-me-hobo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Oh my god, Lily, it's everything I could have even hoped for. Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I would love to have the original so I could get it framed
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I'm so glad you like it, honey! :) I'll be happy to send you the original lines, but they won't be colored. If you want to get a print of the color version, I can point you to a really awesome site that has excellent prices. Mpix.com. The hi-res is already sized correctly, all you have to do is upload it (or I could do it for you, if you wanted, which would be my pleasure)?
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:iconcall-me-hobo:
call-me-hobo Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Definitely! Just let me know if I need to send you extra for the print. :heart:
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:iconlily-fox:
lily-fox Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
No problem! It's about $2 for an 8"x10", and about $6 for shipping, so $8 all together. If you want to shoot me your address, I'll have them ship it to ya!
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:iconnordiclynx:
NordicLynx Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's so sweet :) That's a great saying
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh they are so adorable!
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:iconvive-m:
vive-m Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh dear Lord, that is really romantic.
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:iconsuthnmeh:
suthnmeh Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful and just what I'd like a romantic relationship to be. Lucky them. And congrats on the wonderful portraits too, they must be suuu happeh.
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:iconbfire92:
BFire92 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fire always makes things even better ;)

OK, a narsisistic moment on my side. back to the drawing

CUTENESS!
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:iconself-addicted:
self-addicted Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yup! awesome :)
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