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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... ^^;
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*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 )
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Windgott Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015   Writer
Bezaubernd!
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FlamingCockatiel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Graceful, sophisticated, and powerful, just like the aria
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AmorMoveoSol Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Stunning!!!
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canpassion Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
:clap: Enchanting...
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monkeyella Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Oh my! I love Die zauberflote
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mariedebourgogne Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Wunderber!

I like Zauberfloete ,too
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Danke!
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rozel24 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your works...its very aesthetic
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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.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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marymmmm Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
So very beautiful...*sigh* ;)
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LaClef-a-Verite Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Writer
Oh my gosh... I love this! :D Especially the colors..
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
genuinely outstanding work, highly reminiscent of the illustrations of the great Arthur Rackham.
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MiniCinnamon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Your style reminds me so much of Dulac's!
It's just gorgeous <3 Great work ;u;
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whendt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful painting
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KFuretPourri Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Wonderful !! The subject, the technic, the sensibility !!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD, Niroot :clap:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Will. :blushes:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D 'Tis a pleasure, Sir :iconwineplz:
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you know the recording of the Zauberflöte by the Drottningholm Court Theatre?
It's my favourite recording, as it's so joyous, so "true" in his tone and pace. I absolutely adore it.

[link]

And Tamino there is really a Tamino who is growing over himself, a hero who sounds like a hero. And one of the sweetest Pamina I've ever heard.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, yes, I do indeed; I own that recording! :D
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's my favourite one. I stumbled upon it by mere accident, I have a tendendy to be settled earlier (when it comes to composers) and more recent (on recordings).
Yet it is such a beautiful version!
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MuddyLocks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Such rich color and pastel but such flow
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I own a print of this and I keep it just before me in my studio. It continues to inspire me. I have been trying to analyse its brushstrokes and its layers of paint. Thank you for making it, again.
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padawansguide Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
That's gorgeous!
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BrixBK Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
awesome.....
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TijonWolfsMajesty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
My god that is beautiful work ^^8
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work! I love the wistful composition! :love:
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sarah-d-anderson Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student General Artist
This is lovely.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations on the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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ShaneGallagher Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeus in every sense! Beutifully rendeed
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hannahlily Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
so beautiful..
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Laenerin Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I [link] to you. :) Beautiful painting. Watercolors are my favorite medium!
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Devdraco Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Should be in a museum. Beautiful.
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sanityhorse Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about this. This reminds me of the olde fairy tale book that my mum use to read to me! :)
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Elnamis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! So refreshing to see such beautiful art inspired by such a beautiful opera!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I love that opera! This picture is so dream-like and gorgeous! I especially like the blue night of her cloak. Congratulations on the DD--you deserved it! :clap:
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mrs-drwho Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student Writer
it's awesome to see art from the magic flute! i was in a parodied version of this for my community play! :)
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ShoreWaterArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
breathtaking
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EpilepticLemur Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I've played this on violin before!
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13-Zer0 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist
Beautiful! You draw like Edmund Dulac - truly talented
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jgour Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
beautiful
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Oh it's gorgeous. Reminds me of the Golden Age illustrators, and I love the richness of color. I think you've been forgiven for making the moths look like butterflies. The awesomeness of the bats balances them out ;)
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farunderheaven Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
this is beautiful^^ i think the shading is especially well done, the way it goes from broad to detailed. and the colors are all so deep
did you do this in watercolor? if so, you have amazing control with it
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD mate! :dummy:
Well deserved! :D
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ShadowPhoenix16 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh...it took my breath away!

You're bloody amazing!

I'm at a loss for words! Speechless. Utterly speechles...

This is what happens when I see art that is so beautiful I can barely comprehend it at all.

I wind myself into knots and can't find anything to say about it. Just that it is one of the most beautiful pictures I've ever seen..

Epic job.
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Ale-L Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful... I love the magic flute so much
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastisches Bild :hug: Der DD ist wohlverdient :blowkiss:
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HyourinmaruIce Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Love the detail.
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SubaruMangaka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG so *AMAZING* O_____O I love it, congratulations!
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