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Le Petit Prince. Et Le Renard. by SandOfSahara Le Petit Prince. Et Le Renard. by SandOfSahara
I love le petit prince. I think that the most beautiful part of the book is the episode of the fox.. It used to make me cry when i read this.

"I am looking for friends.
What does that mean---tame?"

"It is an act too often neglected,"
said the fox.
"It means to establish ties."

"To establish ties?"

"Just that," said the fox.
"to me, you are still nothing more than
a little boy who is just like
a hundred thousand other little boys.
And I have no need of you.
And you, on your part, have no need of me.
To you I am nothing more
than a fox like a hundred thousand other foxes.
But if you tame me, then we shall need each other.
To me, you will be unique in all the world.
To you, I shall be unique in all the world. . ."


"But if you tame me,
it will be as if the sun came to shine on my life.
I shall know the sound of a step that will be
different from all the others.
Other steps send me hurrying back
underneath the ground.
Yours will call me, like music out of my burrow.
And then look:
you see the grain-fields down yonder?
I do not eat bread.
Wheat is of no use to me.
The wheat fields have nothing to say to me.
And that is sad.
But you have hair that is the color of gold.
Think how wonderful that will be
when you have tamed me!
The grain, which is also golden,
will bring me back the thought of you.
And I shall love to listen
to the wind in the wheat. . ."

The fox gazed at the little prince,
for a long time.
"Please---tame me!" he said.


So the little prince tamed the fox.
And when the hour of his departure drew near---

"Ah," said the fox, "I shall cry."

"It is your own fault," said the little prince.
"I never wished you any sort of harm;
but you wanted me to tame you. . ."

"Yes that is so", said the fox.

"But now you are going to cry!"
said the little prince.

"Yes that is so" said the fox.

"Then it has done you no good at all!"

"It has done me good," said the fox,
"because of the color of the wheat fields."

I used markers to do this.
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tamcool Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
you speaks french?
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
No, actually I'm Italian :)
tamcool Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Ok ;)
ellie-beth Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Hey... Your art is really beautiful. Please, can I use it as an image on my credit card?
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
No problem! use it as you like :)
ex-aposperitis Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
One-Winged-angel-5 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
"The little prince" is one of my favorite book :love: and this is one of the best pics i ever see :clap: :wow: you are did it GREAT :worship:
I read this book and read it again and again and again... and cry :(
Direlda Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love how the different elements of this blend together. This is a great piece. And I love Le Petit Prince. ^^
carolagaram Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
I love that chapter! And your work is just beautiful. Truly beautiful.
Horizonmirror Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
i am in love with this wonderfull art :)
I am planing on getting a little prince Tattoo and i wanted to ask you if it would be ok, if i could use your art as inspiration?

(sorry for my bad english, but im from germany)
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Sure, I'm glad that you asked for it :)
You can do it, but i would like to see it, when it's done.
Let me know ;)
Horizonmirror Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Thank you!
Of course i will show you the finished tattoo :)
BobsCookie Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
After reading your lovely, touching narration.... "I used markers to do this."-sort of killed the mood.
Beautiful picture! I love this story! :heart:
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
LOL, that's true.
Thank you by the way :D
contrecourant19 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
i love this book!! your drawing is amazing!
Becladey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Fayhowl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
its my favourite part to. Great Work
ktleeper Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's all very beautiful, the picture, the page that you based it on. Very emotional for me.
thaic122 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
made me cry. so delicate and so alive. the colours made me wonder, just like the book. beautiful.
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
thank you! :)
lovesonnetxvii Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is my favorite part also. You made a wonderful tribute to that chapter :)
hjaxon1701 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Le Petit Prince is a wonderful story, and I love how you depicted the scene with the fox. It is beautiful, especially the rich olors and how you incorporated the French from the story into the piece.
ElwenAldalinde Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this story. It makes me cry, but in a good way :) Your piece is absolutely beautiful.
Marmadas Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Can I... print this out and put it on my wall? I will give you credit!!
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Of course, not problem , I'm really pleased that this work is being appreciated by lot of people :)
Marmadas Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
Awww thanks. Love the book and this piece is simply beautiful. :)
5ilvara Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
I... feel in love with Saint-Exupéry all over again. Have to go and read it now! X3
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I'm glad that my illustration makes you want to read the book again!

5ilvara Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
Just read it and cried my eyes out for 2 days. >_<
(I just took it as a personal responsability to write many many Petit Prince bunnies with the Fox, his Flower, and the sheep)
starswanderer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010
This is just beautiful! I love how it flows, it is very creative and with a lot of style, and yet it doesn't loose the essence of the story. I love it!
teethless Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
this is beautiful. <3 the fox is one of my favorite scenes in the book. it's sad, but it's heart-warming too. that entire book is just dripping with meaning and symbolism. impressive, for what's considered a children's story.

"tu seras pour moi unique au monde. je serai pour toi unique toi unique au monde..."
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
thank you :)
Skyler81 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
E' bellissimo! Davvero bellissimo.
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, markers? Are you for real? That's amazing... dude, rockish!
Kyusil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Hobbyist
Beautiful-- I never would have guessed this was done with markers. I love this book so much.
Leaxys Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
This is beautiful. Though my definite favourite words spoken by the fox are the "and everyday at this time I'll think of you, and everyday at this time you'll tink of me" (that is part of a goodbye monolauge I can't seem to find in every version of the book) and when I look at this, I see that, it's a clear illastration to me of what the fox means, and that's beautiful.

I also love your color choices of backrounds, especialy the little princes', because I feel that it shows the gold that the fox will remember and the red, that is the princes' rose. It truly does look like a page from the book. :)
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Comments like your really makes me feel proud of my work.
I think that the part of the book you're talking about it's:

"It would have been better to come back at the same hour," said the fox. "If, for example, you come at four o'clock in the afternoon, then at three o'clock I shall begin to be happy. I shall feel happier and happier as the hour advances. At four o'clock, I shall already be worrying and jumping about. I shall show you how happy I am! But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you . . . One must observe the proper rites . . ."
Leaxys Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Accualy, that's not the part of the book I mean. (however, i've only ever found it in one translation of it, my copy does not have it) I found the chapter seperate and translated differently and it was from the part the fox says

"...Men have for gotten what is important in life cannot be observed by the eye. Only what we feel in our hearts is what lasts, whats real. By taming me you have made this time special to me, on what might ordinarily be just another day and you just another human. You are now special to me the way your rose is special to you. No one can undertand this because out of all humans you are the only one that I have befreinded, the only one I will remember. So everyday at this time, you will think of me and everyday at this time I will think of you. Never let anyone tell you your rose is ordinary for she has tamed you and only you are special to her and thus, she is unique in your heart."

Though I may have messed up a few words because that was from memory; that was the first encounter I hever had of the little prince; I was researching foxes in folktales and loved this fox so much as to read the more conventional translations, for I beleive this translation is errored and that is part of why I love it. And part of why I love your drawing, it isn't the same style of the original little prince drawings, but it's what somebody, you, understood of it.
untangomas Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009
Beautiful, you've really captured the essence of the story and I love the fox most of all characters :heart:.
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
Thank you!
Relie Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
Thank you soo much <3
Relie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2009
No problem at all ^^
ValiantSeraphim Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
this is absolutely lovely.

le renard is my favorite part of the story, too. it's such an enlightening tale, le petit prince. I think everyone should read it.
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I'm thinking about getting one tattoo dedicated to the fox. Maybe a quote in the original language :)
thank you for faving my drawing and for the comment!
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
SandOfSahara Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Thank you :)
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
thats okay :aww:
KJanuary Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I cannot wait to read this again. Your art is so beautiful.
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