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UlquiHime Tanabata: Reaching by Aen-Riv UlquiHime Tanabata: Reaching by Aen-Riv
WARNING: SYMBOLISM OVERLOAD

Alright, August 16 is almost here. The moon is almost half-full. And the patience is almost gone fishing.

Haiku poem reads from right to left. Painfully made by me.
Romaji:
Maiagaru
Kami Kasasagi de
Anta wo tassu.

Translation:
Carried by the wings
Of paper kasasagi,
My heart will reach you.

Kasasagi is Japanese for a magpie. Why magpies? Go google the Tanabata story :3
There is no moon because the moon is the boat. According to the story, again. However, there's no boatman there - who needs him?

- Reference of an actual "ancient" Japanese fishing boat used for the boat.
- References of actual birds, because I don't feel like learning bird anatomy in addition to so many hours of figuring out UlquiHime's poses.
- References of hibiscus flowers and leaves used to create custom shapes for all the flowers (maybe I'll share those later).
- No references used for bamboo because it's quite plain.
And I made my own origami shapes too.

Aaah, sweet accomplishment.. I do feel proud of myself after many days of research and drawing. Everything besides the paper texture is 100% hand-made by me (ow-ow, my hands -__-).

Oh well. Enjoy :)


Ulquiorra & Orihime Kubo Tite (Bleach)
All art & poems :iconaen-riv" me

Thank you :iconrydi1689: and :iconkasumichan2003: for DD :heart:
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Given 2011-01-11
Symbolism made romance. This is what you'll find in UlquiHime Tanabata: Reaching by *Aen-Riv. The delicate paper birds, the magpies and Orihime's effort to reach her beloved in this surreal atmosphere make up for a wonderful fan art. ( Suggested by rydi1689 and Featured by alexandrasalas )
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enidanadine Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
This is so lovely. I am so pleased that an Ulquihime made it to DD. Congratulations.
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SapphireVioletta Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
Очень красивая, тонкая, символичная работа! Прекрасно передана суть Легенды и так органично вплетается в наше любимое УлькиХиме! Мне очень нравятся мягкие, но выразительные цвета и поистине ювелирные детали. Во всем ощущение полёта над временем, над пространством. Еще и хокку потрясающее добавили. Замечательно!
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MGnolia Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is deep...
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adamexe20a Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow!!!!!!! masterpiece!!!!
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013
A-ha-ha ^^ Thank you! ^^
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LibertyBella Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG! :squee: I am totally speechless! This is so gorgeous it takes my breath away! I love your art style and the more symbolism the better! It makes the picture more poetic. :iconheartrollplz:
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Thank you so much for love and feedback!
And I like your icon, it's cute :3
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Allmanette Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Awesome!
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CrymsonBlue Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that is amzing love the haiku;D such an amzing story;D
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PaperShinigami Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Love this piece. It's a neat little story.
This is pretty presentation of it ^.^
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hime102 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
The facial expressions made this for me. I feel like sometimes, that's the most forgotten or neglected aspect in some works. Wonderful job.
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TheDragonWarden Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Bloody lovely! I hope you make more like this!

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vidrocity Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Absolutely beautiful :) I love the poses
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xxBloodyApocalypsexx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I love the colors in the background! <3
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vexen-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! I think the colors are probably my favorite part XD
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46animelover Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I LOVE Orihime's Kimono ( however you spell it )
... the drawing was awesome :) ... yay UlquiHime
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ulquiorraLover79 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
i luv it <33
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XxxXMoMoXxxX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I Don't Like UlquiHime But , I Really Love your art ♥
Lets Just Say I Love It ♥
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Thanks
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XxxXMoMoXxxX Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :3
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darkbandit01 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Hey that is beautiful, amazing job!
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Thank you so much, glad you liked it :)
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Akariinazuma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.O I have just seen pure awesomeness, and it's name is Aen-Riv. This is beautiful! Just beautiful. Great job!
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Aha-ha, it's too flattering ^^ Thanks ^^
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Akariinazuma Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! (^-^)
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Soul1991 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
wonderful
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MetaXTiffcosplayer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You got daily deviation :O amazing! Not so amazing considering this is your art and it is always amazing so this is expected :)
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Thanks ^^ Although there are tons of much more amazing DDs out there.. ^^
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Abyss-Valkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gosh,this is beautiful!
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AnimeKoneko242 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
I love the Tanabata tie in. Great picture. It's peaceful...
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SkinsT Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful, totally deserves the DD <3
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Thanks kindly, I'm glad you think that way ^^
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Miaka-chin Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Oh, this is just beautiful :heart:!!
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thank you!
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FoxWriter2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Wooow...it's so nicely drawn...cool
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thanks ^^
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ulquiorraLover79 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
dis is beautiful
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thank you! ^^
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ulquiorraLover79 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
ur welcome :D
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J2Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
O_O It's so bwutyful!!!!!! I love it XD You my freind can make awesomeness and nice symbolism btw
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thankieeees ^^
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J2Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Student General Artist
no prob it is awesome :lol:
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TatsukiIshida10 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Student General Artist
*is crying tears of joy after watching the ending theme for Bleach episode 399* ;A; why he died?? KUBO, U TOOK AWAY ORIHIME'S ULQUIORRA~!!!!! DX
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WhenTwoEndsMeet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Breathtakingly beautiful. .-.
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kyahaku Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how meaningful it is, apart from its being pretty already.
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Thank you :hug:
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Bleachismydrug Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Ulqui! *smileplz*
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Aen-Riv Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Yosh! :3
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Bleachismydrug Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
:D Hello, I am orihime Inoue!
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frostysnowman94 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student Writer
Omg absolutely stunning!! So amazingly detailed, beautiful and magical! :love:
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