made a difference to that one

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Just an illustration derived from this story:

As the old man walked down a Spanish beach at dawn, he saw ahead of him what he thought to be a dancer. The young man was running across the sand, rhythmically bending down to pick up a stranded starfish and throw it far into the sea.

The old man gazed in wonder as the young soul again and again threw the small starfish from the sand into the water. The old man approached him and asked why he spent so much energy doing what seemed a waste of time. The young man explained that the stranded starfish would die if left until the morning sun.

"But there are thousands of miles of beach, and miles and miles of starfish. How can your effort make any difference?"

The young man looked down at the small starfish in his hand, and as he threw it to safety in the sea, said, "It makes a difference to this one!"

simulated process please :)

thanks for your comments


that story is nice but the lines on his face are distracting

ginetteginette profile pic Alumni

it looks vectored already.. i don't see watercolour paints here.


This is the same story on thats on the back of goldfish packages.

ivejustquitsmoking profile pic Artist

yeah, story doesn't have to be identified with the artwork :D just thought is a nice story to share

All done in Illustrator :)

And DarkPenguim.. don't be so harsh you'll hurt his feelings. 'Sides. design doesnt include the model :D

Thanks for the comments!!


Are you allowed to use the same story off the back of Goldfish packages?

ivejustquitsmoking profile pic Artist

where i got it, it said 'anonymous'.. anyway i dont think artwise its relevant ms meredith cheers :D that and i don't know those Goldfish packages ur saying..


sorry I know I'm being a bum, but on the package it said it was a true story and it was a little girl and they were giving her some sort of recognition. Anyway, sorry ignore me.
I really like your design. Cheers : )


yup, take the lines off the face and I would definitely wear that.

ivejustquitsmoking profile pic Artist

i heart your comments! thanks a lot guys!!

ivejustquitsmoking profile pic Artist

last day to vote!! Tell me if you know this story too :)

cheers yo! thanks for all the comments !

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