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Old Sep 1 2006, 08:18 PM   #1
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This is D'sal and Kalina, better known as MoM members, Spaceman Spiff and Kalina. I was ask to keep this portrait a secret so that it could be a surprise for Kalina from Spiff...I hope it worked.

I really loved doing this double portrait, it is alwasy wonderful to work on a portrait such as this.

Thank you for asking me to do this for you Spiff, although I am quite sure that you could have done it quite nicely as well.
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Old Sep 1 2006, 08:44 PM   #2
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Awwwwwww

Don't they look like the *kewtest* couple!

It's very nice, Maelin.

Now - how did Kalina and Bronzie...erm, D'sal...meet? Virtually and IRL
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Old Sep 1 2006, 11:40 PM   #3
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This is absolutely my favorite picture yet! (of course, they each are my favorite really) This one just strikes a chord with me. I think it's the composition, with the two dragons just being silhouetted in the background. Great work Maelin with great subjects!
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Old Sep 2 2006, 02:14 AM   #4
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Lovely picture!
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Wonderful!

So... was it a surprise for Kalina?


[Seeing as my big mouth nearly ruined it earlier this year... ]
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Old Sep 2 2006, 04:47 AM   #6
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Lovely!
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Old Sep 2 2006, 07:14 AM   #7
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I'm thinking their the cutest WL-WW couple ever -- can't you just picture these two feeding each other tidbits from their plates and forgetting the rest of the world exists?

I love the dragon silhouettes too, a good way to include them without letting them dominate the picture, which a bronze and gold otherwise would!
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Old Sep 2 2006, 01:14 PM   #8
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Excellent! Very matching clothes... obviously Kalina chose them.

Like the others have said, the dragon silhouettes make the picture!
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lovely... absolutely lovely
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THey're a lovely couple!
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Eeeeeeeeee! I ADORE this picture, thankyouthankyouthankyou Maelin! I really love the closeness you achieved in the picture, and the reaching dragon in the background really enhances that atmosphere
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Old Sep 2 2006, 04:39 PM   #12
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Wonderful as usual, Maelin.
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Thank you all, I haven't heard from either one of the subjects since I put this up yesterday...so I have no idea if Kalina was surprise or pleased with her portrait. I do know that Spiff was very pleased with the portraits of them both, and thanked me most pleasntly for it. We will just have to wait, and see about the rest for after they have both come to see it.


Literally as I was writing my post low and behold...So was Spiff so has Kalina seen it yet ???
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Old Sep 2 2006, 04:48 PM   #14
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Awwwwwww

Don't they look like the *kewtest* couple!

It's very nice, Maelin.

Now - how did Kalina and Bronzie...erm, D'sal...meet? Virtually and IRL
Yup, we met online. We first started talking more often in the first Spam thread on the KT, and through there we got married in the fiend family. And from there, we started talking in chat and then into AIM/MSN. 2 months later we both told each other how we REALLY felt about each other, overjoyed that it was mutual We've been together almost 11 months, 14 if you include the friendship before that We haven't met in real life yet, but I'm flying down there on the 5th of October

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Wonderful!

So... was it a surprise for Kalina?


[Seeing as my big mouth nearly ruined it earlier this year... ]
Yes, it was a complete surprise, everything went perfectly!

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I'm thinking their the cutest WL-WW couple ever -- can't you just picture these two feeding each other tidbits from their plates and forgetting the rest of the world exists?

I love the dragon silhouettes too, a good way to include them without letting them dominate the picture, which a bronze and gold otherwise would!
Hehehe, that sounds likely And I agree, it's a very lovely inclusion - Maelin thought this up, I initally didn't want dragons in it so that we would be the focus, but the silhouettes make it so much better!

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Excellent! Very matching clothes... obviously Kalina chose them.

Like the others have said, the dragon silhouettes make the picture!
Actually I picked the colors Though Kalina's suited by many different colors, I think she'd look great in anything - and don't you dare say I'm biased

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Thank you all, I haven't heard from either one of the subjects since I put this up yesterday...so I have no idea if Kalina was surprise or pleased with her portrait. I do know that Spiff was very pleased with the portraits of them both, and thanked me most pleasntly for it. We will just have to wait, and see about the rest for after they have both come to see it.


Literally as I was writing my post low and behold...So was Spiff so has Kalina seen it yet ???
Yup, I showed her the day after I got it, she really loved it! I'll have to tell her it's posted here so that she can tell you what she thinks herself
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Old Sep 2 2006, 04:58 PM   #15
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Again Maelin, wow!

I really like how you've got his hand on her shoulder

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Old Sep 2 2006, 10:09 PM   #16
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Spiff, I am so glad that Kalina liked it. I hope that all goes wonderfully when you both finally get to meet each other face to face.

My husband and I first met on the telephone, when he was a quest at my parents house for the holidays, when I was living in Chicago. We talked for three hours that evening...when I got off the phone I told my room mate at the time, that I had just met the guy I was going to marry. A few months later I moved back home, Martin at the time had gone back to his familys home in New York state. When he heard that I had finally moved back to my familys home, he packed up all his things and moved out to be where I was... thrity days later we were married...that was "31" wonderful years ago. So I wish for both of you... all the love, humor, and patient understanding that is needed to make your dreams come true together. Good Luck to you both
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Old Sep 2 2006, 10:56 PM   #17
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Maelin, you never fail to amaze. This is a wonderful picture. I'm especially impressed by the expressions of genuine happiness you've captured.
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Old Sep 3 2006, 04:52 AM   #18
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Totally awesome portrait. Would I be right in guessing our darling weyr leaders are in High Reaches? (Or somewhere equally chilly)
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Old Sep 3 2006, 05:15 AM   #19
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Actually I never asked for a specific location, but come to think of it, it would be Torayan Weyr that Kalina had set up and RPed in
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Old Sep 3 2006, 10:23 AM   #20
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A very lovely picture.
The dragons in the background add nicely to a calm atmosphere, and it's a nice touch with his hand on Kalina's shoulder.

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Old Sep 3 2006, 02:26 PM   #21
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I more than like it, I adore it!!!!! :love:

Thank you SOOOOO much for making such a beautiful portrait, Maelin!

Actually, I have it printed out and framed on my wall.
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Old Sep 6 2006, 12:14 PM   #22
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Kalina, I am so very happy that you like your portrait so much... to put it on your wall. It was my pleasure to draw it for the both of you.
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