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Assyrian Lion by Himmapaan Assyrian Lion by Himmapaan
~What, more?
~Yes, sorry. :blushes:

Some straightforward observational drawing from several years ago. - simply for 'archival' purposes, so to speak.
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Assyrian Lion from the temple of Ishtar,
Nimrud, c. 865-860 BC.
The British Museum, London.

Pencils, Conté, and ink on tea-stained paper,
2001.
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:iconherodyssey:
It is insane how talented you are.
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Himmapaan Jan 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush:
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fifthchukka Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, my goodness.
I'd love to become an illustrator myself, but everytime I see your work, it makes me stare in awe, and feel like it's foolish to even think about trying to do that as well.Wow.
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Himmapaan Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, no, you mustn't think that at all!

I know I think that too, and very often, when I see the work of those I admire. But take heart, keep trying and employ your strengths. There'll be something for which you'll be 'right'.
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fifthchukka Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you serious, even YOU think so sometimes? I have to admit that's astonishing to me. =)
You know, it's not that I'm disabling myself, but the question is whether I have a chance when there are so many great illustrators in this world already. =)
Thanks anyway for the kind words, I'll take them to heart!
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Himmapaan Jan 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, I feel it continually, truth be told. But I don't expect that's much different from many artists seeking to improve and evolve.

I understood you weren't disabling yourself. :nod: The world needs diversity and we're hopefully contributing to that.
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fifthchukka Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Guess you're right... we should see diversity as a chance for everybody, not as a disadvantage for a handful of people. Thank you =)
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suburbanbeatnik Jan 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Assyrian sculpture R0xx0rs! Great work, as usual. This makes me think I should post my own sketches of Assyrian stuff... :D
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Himmapaan Jan 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Please do!!! :D
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Jacobea Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Post away :D I love finding your work in my overflowing in-box :) Great line work on the little face btw :nod:
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