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O zittre nicht by Himmapaan O zittre nicht by Himmapaan
O zittre nicht, mein lieber sohn...

Prince Tamino and the Queen of the Night from act I of Mozart's opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Pen and ink and watercolour, 2003.
290 x 390mm.

The prince carries a miniature portrait of Pamina, the Queen's daughter, whom she is imploring Tamino to rescue from what we first believe to be the wicked clutches of Sarastro...

The truth is quite the opposite, as the opera gradually reveals...

I'd hoped to paint moths milling at the feet of the Queen, but they turned out looking too much like butterflies. I'm afraid I was almost just 'throwing' them in at the last stage. It was reprehensible. :no: I hope you can forgive it - it was a few years ago now... ^^;

*Please note* A bad photograph of a worse photocopy of this illustration was previously submitted to my scraps, long before the arrival of my miraculous scanner. If you remember adding that to your favourites, please remove the unfortunate thing and favourite this instead. I will be deleting that old one soon. Thank you. :thanks:
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Given 2011-08-07
O zittre nicht by *Himmapaan

CATEGORY: Traditional Art/Pen, Ink and Watercolor

The suggester says of this beautiful and delightful work, "I absolutely admire anyone who can watercolour like this artist. Amazing composition, colours and technique. This artist is truly gifted. The style is just beautiful, romantic and again, watercolouring and inking my friend... is sooo hard!" ( Suggested by Veronica-Art and Featured by WDWParksGal )
canpassion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
:clap: Enchanting...
monkeyella Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Oh my! I love Die zauberflote
mariedebourgogne Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist

I like Zauberfloete ,too
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
rozel24 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your works...its very aesthetic
CrimsonWolf1 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Not much to add; beautifully emotional and dynamic as usual. It's always nice to see titles in my mother language, too.
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
marymmmm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So very beautiful...*sigh* ;)
LaClef-a-Verite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my gosh... I love this! :D Especially the colors..
Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
genuinely outstanding work, highly reminiscent of the illustrations of the great Arthur Rackham.
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