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Timun Mas by StevenZ Timun Mas by StevenZ
i was asked to do an image for children folklore book by a publishing company in my country but the fella never contacted me back after I submitted this :S so i was like what the hell, i'll just submit it to deviant.

the story about Timun Mas goes like this (pardon my english, i'm not good at it :D )

once upon a time, there was a farmer husband and wife. They lived in a village near the forest and were not gifted with a child. Everyday they

prayed to God, to give them a child. One day a giant passed by and heard the prayer. The giant decided to give them a seed of pickle. The giant

said "plant this seed, and you'll get a daughter. But there is a condition. Once she is turned 17, you must give her back to me."

The farmers did what they were told. And for many months, a golden pickle grew. And it grew bigger and larger for each days. When it is time to

sow, the farmers carefully cut the pickle. How surprised they were, for there is a beautiful baby girl inside the pickle. And they named her "Timun Mas".

Year by year passed by and Timun Mas grew to become beautiful and more beautiful, the farmers were very proud of her. But they were also

frightened because on her 17 birthday, the giant came to ask her back. The farmers tried to calm down, and told the giant to wait for a moment

while he and his wife planned an escape for Timun Mas. They gave her a small magic bag and told her to run away as fast as she could into the

forest. When the giant knew about the escape, He was very angry. He then destroyed the farmers house and ran chasing for Timun Mas.

Timun mas grabbed a handful of salt and she threw it on the ground. Suddenly the ground changed to a sea, and the giant had to swim accross.

She ran again but the giant managed to get close. this time she grabbed a handful of chilli and she trew to the giant. It grew to become sharp

bushes and trapped the giant inside. But the giant was so strong that he got out of it and continued chasing Timun Mas. Again the giant almost

caught her, so she grabbed the third item. It was pickle seeds, and so she threw it again on to the ground. And the seeds grew to become a yard

full of big pickles. Looking at those pickles, the giant felt hungry and eat all the pickles. For eaten to many pickle, the giant fell asleep and Timun

Mas continue to run away as fast as she could until she got tired. The worst thing is the giant woke up from his sleep and again he almost caught

Timun Mas. Frightened, she threw her last weapon a handful of "terasi" (Indonesian food ingredient made of shrimp) and the ground turned into

a large lake of mud. Panicked the giant tried averything he could to escape from the mud but the bottom was so deep that he finally drowned.

Timun Mas felt so relieved that she is now save. Then she returned to her parents aand live happily ever after.

enjoy :)
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Timun Mas by ~StevenZ ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by Ikue )
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Kikixeni Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Student
Cool perspective!
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Podjok-Wajang Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keren banget gambarnya... detil dan lembut banget :iconilavplz:
love it! :heart:
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dannyrizal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
wow keren... dapet DD lagi.. awesome work
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kongstones Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
So Nice, Stv...
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andros1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
love it
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks
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Invader-Shi Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
That's an awesome story! :meow:
The picture looks awesome too. Though what is it that she's dropping?
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks,
well actually those are needles that she dropped, different from the story i know, but there are many version of the story, n the publisher that asked me too draw this wants needles :D

well thanks anyway :D
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Invader-Shi Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
Ah, I see.
You're welcome! ^-^
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annaleroy8 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a wonderful job of telling such a neat story. Your picture help me see it in my mind. :)
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
I'm glad u enjoy it,

thanks :D
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing job!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks :D
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Mutoh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And I thought that this demon guy was Hellboy
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kindfullove12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Student General Artist
so that's what the giant reminded me of!
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Mutoh Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icontardyayplz:
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
after I read your comment I just realize it. it does look like hell boy, never occur to me the first time i drew the monster, i just thought that red color would make the monster looks angry and stands out :D well thanks for passing by :D
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Mutoh Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I love folklore; in the simple chains of events they present, they teach us about the world without falling into allegory.
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
ya :D
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maumse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your style is awesome. :3
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks, still trying to develop it more :D
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CloveRse Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
waahh dongeng jaman sd...hehe
bagus bo, tapi versi barang2 yang dilempar macem2 yah, bingung yang bener yang mana..=)
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
iya di inet aja bisa ada 3 versi kali, huehuehue thanks dah mampir yo :D
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AprilEchidna Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
That's such a great story!

And this picture is awesome. I really love the perspective. Pops out at you :)
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
the story is a fairy tale, I just try to put it in a picture :D thanks for passing by :D
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Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
WOW!!! great vector art!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks :D
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Lupilstinskin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
;)
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Exahall Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I know that story! in my country it's called 'The Cucumbergirl'

when I saw this pic, it reminded me of the story, and when I clicked on it, I was so suprised to actually find the story! amazing art, it totally fits! you are so getting my fave ^^
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thank u n thanks for the fave :D
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Exahall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
you're very welcome ^^
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TheBeardedComic Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
This would have done that book a lot of justice! IT's unfortunate he never contacted you back.

Great job!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
ya I think so too, better to put it up here

thanks :D
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TheBeardedComic Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome :).
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neekoninja Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I'm glad you put it up here its realy good!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks :D
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neekoninja Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
welcomes
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Allatwan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, sooooo pretty! But that reminds me of two other stories:
The first one is from Morocco. A widow without children had the same thing: a witch came, gaver her a seed, and told her that on her daughter's 16th b-day, she would take her back. The girl grew up, and on her 16th b-day, the witch took her away to her palace in the desert to become her servant. But every day, the girl heard someone cry in a secret room she was forbidden to open. One day, she opened it and found out that the witch had kidnapped a prince and planned to eat him later. They became friends and decided to escape. So one day, the prince told her that the witch had a necklace that she had to steal for them to escape. While she was helping the witch bath, she stole the necklace and left with the prince. But the witch was after them! So every time she was getting closer, they would throw a bead and some sort of natural obstacle would come between them, depending of the bead's colour (blue= a lake, green= a forest, etc). Eventually, the witch dies- I forgot how- and the girl goes back to her village and goes to her mom- and marries the prince in the end, and they all live happily ever after! ^^
There's also a Russian tale like that- I think it's Baba Yaga- and a French one from the South-West, about a young man who become's a warlock's apprentice and falls in love with his eldest daughter. But the warlock wants to marry her to a stronger wizard- so they escape together and throw off various things the girl is wearing, but the wizard keeps on changing forms. In the end, she throws off her belt which turns into a stream, and they eat the wizard when he turns into a fish. ^^
It's funny to see all those variations of the same universal tale!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
wow, I didn't know that, well I knew baba-yaga's tale but I forgot bout the story, i was a small kid when i first read that tale.

well thanks for the information n thanks for passing by :D
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Allatwan Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, ur welcome! :)
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el-e Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
lovely work:]
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thank u :D
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el-e Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
no problem:]
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caranette Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
keren bgd karyanya! covernya cocok bgd sm critanya timun mas. :) penerbitnya aneh ga mau terima ini. ckck.

Congrats on the DD too!
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
tau deh penerbit di sini semuanya juga gitu maunya untung sendiri, huehuehue thanks ya dah mampir
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caranette Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sama2! suksess yaa. :dummy:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
wonderful work and congrats to you on your DD! :)
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StevenZ Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
thanks :D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
you're very welcome :)
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