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Sneaky Peek 5 by Himmapaan Sneaky Peek 5 by Himmapaan
Another peek from the same book as the glimpses below. Again, this is a photograph of part of the original artwork, painted in ink and gouache, with a penny for scale.

Coincidentally enough, I received my first advanced copy of this (together with two copies of the French edition) at the same time as Sense and Sensibility. We are in a different world yet again. You get your money's worth journeying with Himmapaan, you know. ;)





This book will be best seen in person because of its format (in brief, each spread works like a three-dimensional theatre scene, with three layers in each), so there will be some limitations in showing the full pieces of artwork (which I will once the book becomes available).

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:iconlaydeepunch:
laydeepunch Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
How the hell did you paint something so tiny so beautifully!?
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm curious. Do you paint the black silhouette first, and then apply the colored details over top? And... do you do the motifs freehand? ;p
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, yes, and yes. :D

The silhouettes are in ink, and the colour and gold are gouache.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Goodness. :faint:
You are truly a master. :nod:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooh, not at all. Before I actually get to that stage, there is a huge amount of planning. I also have good references for all the ornamentation which get adapted, simplified or embroidered as necessary when I come to painting it.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But your execution is magnificent. ;)

I think I would surely fudge it up somehow. :(
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:iconelelith:
Elelith Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just 'WOW!!!' :omfg:
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are insane - you know that, right?! That detail just makes my eyes bleed from looking at it, much less imagine how it can be painted!
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:iconp0ul:
P0UL Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
marvelous, wonderful fine art !!!!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Poul!
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:iconcabepfir:
cabepfir Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm quite speechless. Your ophthalmologist must love you.
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Beastgods Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist
When will we be able to see the full picture of that one? I hope we'll see it this close too. The sword hilt and the dragons, that's too good.

Is that a blue crab comming out of the waves at the bottom?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is indeed. Well spotted! :D

I'll post the spread at some point after the book becomes available this autumn. You may not be able to see it this close though, as the whole spread is large, about 45cm long. There will also be some difficulty with the layers (as I mentioned in my comments), so I may post the layers for each spread individually, but that's rather awkward and perhaps not very satisfactory.

I recommend you get the book. ~_o :D
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Beastgods Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Hobbyist
I love that crab. With its sharp little pincers and motif on its back. Is.. that person an important business man? ahahah! *been trying to look for more of those*

Then i will need my magnifying glass, lol!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Ah, no, I'm afraid he isn't a businessman. >_<
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:iconrinaswan:
rinaswan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
งานละเอียดมากค่ะ :faint:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ขอบคุณมากคร้าบ ^^;
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:iconel-r:
El-R Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your details are so exquisite, you deserve all the amount of attention and love that comes your way. :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
So very kind of you!
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Utterly exquisite :D
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:icongataborralheira:
GataBorralheira Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the gold details :D
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:iconvetriz:
Vetriz Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
amazing work !
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savageworlds Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011
Best rendition of a copper penny that I have ever seen! (Just kidding, of course!)
Gorgeous detail! Thanks for sharing the little previews;)

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“The eye of a master will do more work than both his hands” -(Benjamin Franklin)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much intricacy! Do you sit down and do this all at once? It's beautiful, but it kind of looks like a headache on paper to try and produce.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, not all at once. And yes, sometimes it can be just that... ^^;
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tartleigh Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful! Will be available on Amazon?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, it will. ^_^ But do try your bookstore first if you can. I will of course be posting about it once it becomes available.
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patty-space Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always your work is amazing. :)
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconnarrendor:
narrendor Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011   General Artist
Wow, all those details on such a tiny scale! Major props owo
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:iconechdhu:
echdhu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Stunning work,incredible detail. Did you paint Mughal miniatures in a past existence?
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww... :blushes:
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:iconhypotheticaltextiles:
HypotheticalTextiles Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh, such beautiful work - I sense you must have enjoyed this one, to have gone to such lengths!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I did enjoy this whole book very much -- though it was not without its trials. ^^; The length of time the project took to complete also surprised even me. I think it ended up taking longer overall than the Rubáiyát, which is a bit insane to think about. O_O It doesn't even look it when one looks at the book.
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Absolutely exquisit! Art of a time long past!
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Alessandra!
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:iconfiofiorina:
Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are welcome :-)
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:iconalice-bobbaji:
Alice-Bobbaji Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OMG, it's so beautiful, so many little détails, I really love it! :love: :love:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmmuch:
mmuch Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detailing! :)
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Your attention to detail is incredible. :heart:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :thanks:
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:iconusedrope:
UsedRope Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
wow dear!
this is unbelievable!
soooo exquisite and wonderful :)

<3
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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:iconusedrope:
UsedRope Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
*hugs back* :)
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:icontavaron:
tavaron Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
:omfg: you are scary sometimes..... ..... :worship:
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:iconhimmapaan:
Himmapaan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: ^^;
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is really a pity that most of us can´t look at those originals...
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