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The Kiss by TheEchoDragon The Kiss by TheEchoDragon
Sorin and Kairi share a kiss. This picture depicts a scene from Guardian Soul, an ongoing personal project of mine. I rarely ever attempt to paint characters realistically but this felt right.

Refference was used to pose the characters. You can find it here >> [link] << My apollogies to the original photographer I didn't realise you were on DA else I would have linked much sooner. I originally plucked it from a google image search.

Sorry about the title, it's probably very overused but there really is nothing else I'd rather call it.

--:: NOTES ::--

- This picture was updated on 7/4/09 - I recently went back to this picture to tighten it up and work over anything I felt didn't quite work the first time round. I'm also going to submit it to Exotique 5 and try and win a place in the book.

Thank you for all the faves and comments everyone, this has been the most viewed and favourited picture in my gallery. Hopefully I've done it more justice now and it's an improvement over the original.

- Kairi is not the finalised name for the female, I'm more than aware of the similarities with Kingdom Hearts being a fan of the series myself. I simply like the name. Please do not send me any more notes about this! Thanks :) -


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:iconisaac-li-yenko:
Isaac-Li-Yenko Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2017  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This scene looks just soo right
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:iconlinzaglinien:
LinzAgLinien Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017
Awww, so cute ❤
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:iconrajpoot1:
rajpoot1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Can I download it
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:iconrajpoot1:
rajpoot1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2016
Can I download it
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:icondreamsofjelly2001:
dreamsofjelly2001 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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:icondarkangelnikita:
DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I hope you don't mind me using this for a project I'm working on
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:icontheechodragon:
TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That depends. If you plan to make money from the project it is used in then please get in touch with more details. For all non profit purposes, knock yourself out. 
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DarkAngelNikita Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a project for school: "Paintings and Photography: Which Elicits a More Emotional Response?"
So, non-profit
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:icontheechodragon:
TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Perfectly fine then. Good luck with the project :)
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:iconvividdreams13:
VividDreams13 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist
This is gorgeous! I love the tone and detail and they just look so natural in each others' arms!
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:iconignitionninja555:
IGNITIONNINJA555 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the most beautiful and romantic thing I've seen in like a month maybe. Great job!
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:iconlazytomboy101:
lazytomboy101 Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beatiful know i wish this was me and my ex but he never cared for me.
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:iconlkymp:
lkymp Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student General Artist
great drawing. why are they standing in the water?
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:iconkaiiala:
KAIIALA Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student
Rly beautiful!! * w *
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:iconaurora-gaea:
Aurora-Gaea Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I love this pic! 
So realistic and I like the colours :D
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:iconmiranda1122:
Miranda1122 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Hi, ive been waiting since last year august for just one picture of 2 people kissing, could u please do it for me? if possible please?
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:icontzmakis:
tzmakis Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sounds stupid for a guy but I wish I had a kiss with a girl like this one.
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:iconvictoria-creed:
Victoria-Creed Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
These artwork is awesome.I wish then I can have a kiss like these
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:iconpeppermint334:
Peppermint334 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very realistic! The boy's hair is perfect!
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:iconphoenixdruid:
phoenixdruid Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
LOVE!!! soo sweet, i can feel the emotion!
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:iconcountrycanaryclassic:
CountryCanaryClassic Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is really good! Talented!!
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:iconjubilantshadow:
JubilantShadow Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
looks like my boyfriend....
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:iconharu33:
Haru33 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Very nice
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:iconroselovecry:
RoseLoveCry Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SO sensual...
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:icondezzyraelynn:
DezzyRaelynn Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This looks so strikingly like my Chris and I,I adore this and its so vibrantly full of life. I adore it with all of my heart.
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SilverSunsetArt Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconcanpassion:
canpassion Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
:clap: J'adore... :love: :heart:
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:iconmemnoch1976:
Memnoch1976 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
beautiful. Such a sweet picture!!!!!
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:iconpixarviolet:
pixarviolet Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
aww , this pic reminds of a memory I had when I was with my boyfriend, a kiss in the rain :)
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:iconcloudfrost:
Cloudfrost Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning work!
Beautiful, well done!
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:iconalwayslovesjesus:
alwayslovesjesus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
awesome hope it gets in the book
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:iconfairypeaseblossom:
FairyPeaseblossom Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
love the detail from the water dripping down her arm to the EVERYTHING!!
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:iconfantasydragons:
FantasyDragons Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
EDIT: Beautiful Work!
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:iconfantasydragons:
FantasyDragons Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
Beatiful work!
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HazySunray Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! Absolutely stunning!

Hey - I'm wondering; could I maybe use this for a project I have at school? It's for Dutch class, and we sort of have like 3/4 of a blank page so I thought we could use a nice image of a kissing couple in the rain at the end.

I understand if you would rather have it that we didn't.
:huggle:
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:icontheechodragon:
TheEchoDragon Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes that's fine. Can I ask that you put an acknowledgement somewhere near the image or at the end of the project though and please don't remove the signature. Good luck with the project :)
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:iconhazysunray:
HazySunray Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Of course, of course! Thank you very much :D
I really appreciate it! :huggle:
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:iconautumn-drizzle:
autumn-drizzle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful :)
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:iconkitten41:
Kitten41 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
I love how theyre both blushing and the amazing water effects nicely done!!!
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:icongoldengirl954:
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
How romantic! :heart:
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:iconriyacchi:
riyacchi Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Student General Artist
AMAZiNG~!!!!! *speechless*
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:iconcortosiskylee:
CortosisKylee Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
So sweet! :aww:
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:iconaugustperidot:
augustperidot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Wow. No offense to the person who took the original photo (It really is a beautiful photo) But I like your interpretation of the image much much more!!! It's incredibly touching and very sweet. You can definitely feel so much emotion in this picture!
Well done!!
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:iconphotofinish99:
photofinish99 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
omg <3
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:iconmurderousunicorn:
murderousunicorn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the guy looks like josh huchenson
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:iconvampirenut:
vampirenut Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
I love how this was done. Absolutely adorable
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:iconrebeccalynn1216:
RebeccaLynn1216 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
oh this is gorgeous! the hair, the water falling, the position, the shadows, perspective, faces, this picture is just perfect, i love it! :)
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Dogfreak1233 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
cute!
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:iconchiyocutsie:
Chiyocutsie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG this is amasing!
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:iconwalktrotcanter7:
walktrotcanter7 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it is very important for you to see this: [link] Your artwork has been stolen. I reported it, and I also reported the deviant.
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