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Ein holder Jungling... by Himmapaan Ein holder Jungling... by Himmapaan
Ein holder Jüngling, sanft und schon

Having slain the serpent for Tamino [link] , the Three Ladies promptly swoon over the prince, who has meanwhile fainted...

Act I of Mozart's opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).
Skethbook spread.
Pencil, 2003.

Apologies for quality (and please note this is from a few years ago).

Another Flute illustration, in which Tamino meets the Queen of the Night, is here: [link]
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~Please pardon the recent surge of deviations. I thought I'd try getting a few in before I have to take another period of abstention from dA in favour of work again very soon.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, they do have a softer side to them. The little tippy tail of the dragon is a nice touch!
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fegie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
"Hey, you! Fainter boy! We killed the dragon for y-- Oh wow, he's hot."

Like that? ^^; (is smacked)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl:

You've pretty much encapsulated the scene! :nod: :XD:
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fegie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
:XD:Seriously? Wow!
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zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
ehm... is there a Papageno in that sketchbook?.. Just wondering;)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
There is an unfinished Papageno somewhere...
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:iconzaulia:
zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Ha! I always had some.. let's say multiple images of Papageno;)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd love to see them if possible. :D
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zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
hm, haven't seen myself those drawings for years. But if I;ll come across them, I would post some of them, of course;)
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zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
my my... Zauberfloete is my favorite... My grandma is an opera singer so I did spent half of my childhood mimicking her singing. The Night Queen... Oh. That was when my grandma considered me as potential coloratura soprano :giggle: never became one, though.
I know this opera by heart ;)
It is most beautiful that the Ladies have veils on their eyes. I must agree with someone above - Tamino's legs are a little bit misshaped...
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't know it quite by heart yet, but I certainly remember a lot of it. Oh, how wonderful if you had indeed become a coloratura soprano!

I must confess I don't see what the matter is with the legs myself. I don't think they can be said to be flat, and I don't feel they're misshapen.:confused: I do think that the persective is a tricky one, and they look less and less convincing after a prolonged look.

I think I know what it is now: they seem to be too well-pressed against the ground. :nod: They're not in themselves flat or misshapen, but his left leg (his left, our right from this view) should lie off the ground much more. It givs the impression of his having a flattened hip at the moment, which is probably why it feels odd...

Still, this was about five and a half years ago... I probably should have had a model to pose for me. ^^
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zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Well, I had two choices in my life - opera singer/pianist (my grandma) or biochemist as my Mom. So I became biochemist who sings in her lab when noone is listening;)

And yes, you're right about the position. From his torso, his left leg should be a little bit off the ground. Oh you know, when your illustrations are so perfect, people want to find something wrong;)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha :giggle:
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Another beautiful illustration - I'm glad you get time to do some work for yourself.

I've never seen the opera, but now I am intrigued...

I am aware that you are incredibly busy, but I was wondering whether you had ever thought of doing a tutorial/step-by-step demonstration of your technique. I ask for purely selfish reasons... I would love to see your process.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much.

Not so much time to do my own pieces these days, alas.

Perhaps one day in the very distant future I might put up not a tutorial as such, but just something which shows a few stages... I don't promise though. ^^
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
I can live with that :).
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fedoragirl Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
lol, what a time to faint. think he might have enjoyed the attention.

very beautiful and nice composition. like how you included the tail on the left corner.
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BrokenMachine86 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your drawings remind me to Alan Lee artwork :)
What can I say that I haven't said before? You're one of the most talented artist I have in my watch list.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, that's very kind of you.
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FFA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I absolutely love your detailed sketching style. Huzzah for motzart!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Mafeo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
I love looking threw your sketches, your works in progress. It makes the work personal, human.

This scene is so intriguing, it instantly draws me in. The reversal of expected concepts, and the hinted connection to the fallen serpent and prince at the Ladies hands is genius. I like how you used the spear to point at the dead serpents tail, making sure that we don't forget. I love it.:)
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Eastern-Star Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I do believe I would faint (were I a man) if three women were 'swooning' over me. Sounds like a terrifying experience for a man! :o

Very nice, though your drawing has, in my opinion, improved over time. I like the way Tamino looks, especially.
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. I'm glad to know I have improved. I like Tamino there very much myself.
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Eastern-Star Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
You're very welcome! :aww:
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
:giggle: I like this, it's somewhat a role reversal...Three powerful ladies and a swooning prince!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, yes, exactly. :giggle:
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I already know this illustration :giggle: The division between the two pages is superb, as well as the idea of showing only the tail of the snake.
Taaamino!
Paaamina!

Sorry.
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slightlytriangle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Aha yes, I do like to see you're sketches and works in progress etc, they always have a certain special something about them if that makes sense at all (not that your finished works don't of course, you know what I mean :aww:) But yes, another lovely piece! :D I'm sure I've seen it before at sometime too, unless I'm going mad :blushes: Not that it's not wonderful to see it again, I just want you to know I've not forgotten having seen it :giggle:

Shush Chloe :giggle: :blushes:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug: :D
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rift-warden Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
:hug:
:heart:
:love:
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renessa47 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work always makes me smile.

No matter the subject matter, no matter the mood, the delicate lines and intricate detail always manage to make me smile. I was having a great day up until about an hour ago, and then some things happened that ruined it all, and not being able to sleep I came on to check all my messages on various sites that I had missed during the day, and I found more of your work. And I smiled.

Thank you.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, how very kind of you to say so. Thank you so much. :happycry:
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Ein holder Jüngling sanft und schön/
So schön als ich noch nie gesehen...

You are brilliant :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :blushes:
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Cluisanna Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Oh, you are welcome :) (and still brilliant)
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
As always, superb and elegant work.
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azrael1984 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
Having slain the serpent for Tamino, the Three Ladies promptly swoon over the prince, who has meanwhile fainted...

As you do of course. :XD: Not that I blame them.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:XD:
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
quality looks great to me.. :D I kind of prefer this to the newer stuff.. Not that your new stuff is in anyway bad
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. They're different subjects, I think. Plus I like looking at artists' sketches and unfinished things, etc, so I thought it might be a good idea to see these. :D I often prefer some of my sketches to finished pieces myself. :nod:
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
oh no i forgot you... sigh.. gotta go
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:?

:giggle:
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
forgot to feature you
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I see! :blushes:
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
but its an awesome feature~!! And :icongatling: whom i featured bought me 3 more months.. so i'll prob be the 100 person to feature you. You must be so bored by now :giggle:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, not at all, I'm always grateful. :blushes:

I've seen your feature - it is extraordinary. :nod::D
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Sariei Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I like the way tamino is laying down .
So 'Im tired' and fell down sleeping.

if i remember correctly the three ladies wer sent by the Queen of the Night, don't they?

Do you speak german? Oh holder Jüngling, sanft und schön isn't a very ...common citation, isn't it?

So beautiful, as ever^^
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm afraid I don't speak German, though I wish I could. I do remember passages from the opera, however, and this line is simply one of them. :D
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LiZn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bad Ladies! Bad! Don't swoon over the prince! Go through his pockets and look for change!


:D
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