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Illust. Book - White Crane by einlee Illust. Book - White Crane by einlee
On a winter day, a young peasant named Makoto finds a white crane trapped in the woods as he happened to pass by. He sets it free, never guessing that his life was about to be changed...

my second illustrated storybook le secret de la grue blanche published by nobi nobi! is available online and in french bookstores now!


this book was actually released back in may, but i never got around to making a proper preview. thanks once again to nobi nobi! for guiding me through the making of this second book--it wasn't easy, but really turned out awesome (there, i said it!)
this book has only been released in french, but the story is not overly complicated so it shouldn't be too hard to follow along, for those interested in the art ;) (nudge)

about this preview--i thought it'd be cool to use sliding paper doors as a backdrop but it didn't turn out the way i imagined so i ended up cropping the photos all funky. thanks to mom helping me out with the lighting!


:bulletred:nobi nobi ! official website: [link]

:bulletred:nobi nobi ! on facebook: [link]



:bulletblack: haha no, i am not french (wondering where you're getting that idea), but i am working on the language part ;P

:bulletblack: the story is a retelling of the japanese folk tale "the crane wife"

:bulletblack: the book is not available in other languages at this time.

:bulletblack: it is purchasable online with shipping worldwide through, or if there is a french bookstore nearby you can try ordering with them.

...anything else i missed?
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Excelsior-Zone2 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think there is a vocaloid version of this story… here's the link to it
Kur0n3k0-chii Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I FREAKING FINALLY FOUND YOU ~!! GOSH I WAS SEARCHING FOR THIS >.< I read it in French :D it was awesome... It was a year ago since i read this , but then i forgot to take your DA info ... gaaaah FINALLY

Just to say i reallly like the illustrations ... i so lovve it ~~ and i also liked the story
123satsuke Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
Tu sais francais!! J'aime votre deviant art! tu es tres creative est tous les dessins que tu dessiner sont belles!
Amayumi Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
J'ai ce livre !:D il est vraiment suuuper beau @,@ le couleurs sont impressionnantes! c'est surement le livre le plus joli de ma maison!^^
mille bravo j'espère que tu en fera d'autre ! :)
Mae-ril Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Student General Artist
jesus christ WHAT. Tu es française? tout ce temps j'ai cru que tu étais... euh je sais pas, des pays nordiques? xD En tout cas j'adore ce que tu fais, ta technique de peinture digitale est tellement balèze *-*
BlackRosekitsune Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful, its a shame theres none in english but I'd buy it for its art work anyway~
anonymous97 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me and my sister have this book and i love your illustrations!
lopsidemaniac Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
OMG! You made that?! It's soooo beautiful! >_< Wow!
artist4eva Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012
By the way, The original title is "Tsuru no Ongaeshi"
ARCHVERMIN Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Always dig the way you draw figures
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