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Mean Sphinx: 'UA', Part 3 by Himmapaan Mean Sphinx: 'UA', Part 3 by Himmapaan
I have only now seen for myself the range of categories available for comics, as pointed out to me by another deviant. It seems one is spoilt for choice in this, which makes the scarcity of illustration categories all the more unpardonable. But I digress...

From the sublime to the ridiculous, apparently. So soon after a Rubáiyát illustration.

Please pay no attention to the silly title; I really couldn't think of one. It's immaterial, in any case, as you'll see. :shrug:

This was originally conceived as part of the mercifully abandoned Unicorns, Almost, which older watchers might have a vague recollection of (reluctantly brought again out of concealment; see thumb below). I came across this part among some papers, and as it works well as a standalone little episode, and is not too terrible upon the whole, I thought I'd share it. If nothing else, it might raise a small smile.

I would originally have laid some sepia washes on it as I did with the first part; but as you see, I hadn't even got as far as erasing some of the pencil lines.

The other two (and only) parts before the project was abandoned:

Part 1

Part 2
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RazTheSphinx Featured By Owner Edited 18 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is how I lost that job to my sister...onion sad 
Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww its so cute Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is adorable!
Kakurosu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
wauw - I LOVE this! 
ninufaa Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
This both awes and amuses me... Excellent job on the anatomy!
Dogfreak1233 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
That poor bunny rabbit!!! It's so cute!

jijikit Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're been featured! [link]
violetseptember Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Please don't stop! It's so beautiful!!!
DigitalPhantomCat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
This is adorable. Keep up the great work.
jennymajeske Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011   Traditional Artist
oohhh. i so wish you hadn't abandoned this. i so wish to read it. and buy it. and i almost never buy books. ridiculous?...i suppose you could say that... but it is touching as well--the funny little story fragment combined with the grace of the drawing.
markie23 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
omg u are fantastic at drawing!!! i loved reading these ^^
bonbon3272 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love the rabbit! So cute!
Tataouin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that's so cute! Poor little animals! I love the Sphinx's apology at the end! So cute!!!!
JARM13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh , I got a good chuckle out of it . Thoroughly enjoyed it .
Sabreur Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
I just randomly stumbled on this and thought it was funny and cute. As other people have mentioned before, you've done a great job of making a fantasy creature look real. Your tiny critters are also unbearably cute.
danocachan Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
I love miths!
And your work? oh, my!
Fantastic draw! A mix of Esopo with Charles Vess and Yoshitaka Amano...
Eh...Unicorn, Almost is...Lost?
I hope not.
forgive me the audacity.
Eyeseye Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
ajajaj this is absolutely beautiful
RaShan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
O__O I think this has to be my most FAVORITE thing on DA EVER! 8D

It's... firstly, beautifully drawn,
and secondly, Hilariously wonderfull!

I ADORE it entirely.

The sphinx is beautiful.
and the little bunny, mouse, and squirril are adorable!

And the script is lovely.

I love how consistent your art is.
And how expressive as well!
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Much too kind of you. Thank you!
RaShan Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're Most welcome.
SinnerDom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Wow...just when I think I've seen it all...
*pow* you up the ante...or whatever.
Damn but the style here looks like an homage to a guy whose work I used to really admire in the old old Heavy Metal mags.
Wish I could remember the name...anyway...exquisitely executed and delicously evil.
Sylphxpression Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
This is absolutely gorgeous!!!
I love the style, combined with the topic it is just SUPERLATIVE!!!!
CageyJay Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Even months after, I still adore your sphinx. She's awesome. And I feel so bad for her by the last panel... few understand when I'm joking, either.

*Hugs your sphinx, and probably earns a stern look by it.*
theSlink Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
LOL! The mouse falling on it's face made my night! XD
phallusdei Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
I love the fainted squirrel :giggle:
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
just the cutest thing I've ever seen and so beautiful as always.
hito-w Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's funny and well-done, I promise not to ask anymore of you.
I got scared with the Sphinx on the beginning, thou..:blush:
Majnouna Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
I love this so much, it starts out so earnestly and the drawing style is a really blindsiding – who on earth would imagine such an ending?
FFA Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
ha ha ha! The terror of small, cute animals by big, detailed mythological beasts is always amusing!
CyrionB Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Very different, very wonderful!

The sphinx is so much in the style of The Symbolists! But I love your range of skill so wonderfully showcased here -- a specific classical style contrasted with a cute cartoonish set of animals.
MarahBear Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student
I LOVE it!!!!
Teru-teruMomiji Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Oh, those poor little animals! =P

That's a very elegant sphinx :)
arcticphoenixstudios Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
*lmao* I love it all! ^.^
Idzit Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Artist
I love this!
HerOdyssey Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
You give me a complex.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
haius Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist
If this is what you call "poorly done" and "unfinished" and "scraps"... man. all the rest of us are in a world o' hurt.

and yes, I am going to look for that Unicorns, Almost thing, and if you've taken it down, well, that's unfair, since you mentioned it and now I'm all curious....
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, I never actually used any of those words. ;) I meant simply that it was all in fun (though time and some effort was still put into it, of course, as in most things I do, however small). And I mentioned putting it in scraps simply because there doesn't seem to be anywhere else appropriate for it in my gallery. It's in one of the folders (I can't remember which) for now.
haius Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist
well, it's quite fun, especially since you have this beautiful detailed illustration-quality artwork that seems to come out of a century ago, and then here's a comic drawn like a work of art in a museum... it's kind of an amusing combination. ^^
Jacobea Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Love the way you've drawn that sphynx :)
Eastern-Star Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
*giggles* That's great! I just love the bunny - but then, I have a thing for cute-and-soft things. Very nice! :aww:
Kero-Kero-Cola Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   General Artist
Superb illustrations, and humorous. :heart: X3 I love the pacing of the first 4 panels on the bottom. Poor little bunnies. Heheh.
LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:lol: it's adorable!! and really well done!!
I love it!! It did make me smile :D
2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I love the style of the illustrations, and all your works, really.
Thanks for sharing this!
I like the animals' reactions. :)
cabepfir Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
A COMIC from you! This is a fave just for this.

By the way, a friend of mine asked me what happened to the little story of ants hunting, starring Kezia (was that her name?) and her sister.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The Vermilinguan Necessity is still there. I just haven't had time to continue it. :D
peachtales Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Love it! Gorgeous AND funny, too :D
cydienne Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The she-sphinx looks great, I love her hair :) but the best thing about this drawing is that story :D
Phyrbyrd Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Awww! So adorable and funny! And so different from your usual work, too!
Incidentally, I periodically find myself wondering what became of Unicorns, Almost. Its whimsy and humour intrigued me and I think it's a great pity that you seem to have abandoned it.
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