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Stirb, Ungeheuer... by Himmapaan Stirb, Ungeheuer... by Himmapaan
Stirb, Ungeheuer, durch uns're Macht!

The Three Ladies slay the serpent.
Act I of Mozart's opera, Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

Sketchbook spread
Pencil, 2003.

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

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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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Aquilla-Whingate Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   General Artist
Fascinating usually one might see men and or knights slaying something like this such as dragon serpent thing. I am familiar with the Magic Flute, be it however the version I am familiar with (modern retelling) was the first act opening scene pretty much and Tamino going up against a dragon. The change being in this case that these three lades were more portrayed as like magical faeries stuck in the service of the queen of the night, but alas that is just one from the original concept by Mozart. I like the image itself and the way you dew the serpent and the way these ladies, which brings to the modern term, girl power. :) :thumbsup:
Also I think is a lovely sketch work even if it is an old piece by your standards, I still like it, as kt is a new image to my eyes.
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Why-did-Kenji-die Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
girl power! great drawing!
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procul-harunc Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
this is even better than the queen-of-the-night-thing.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's an amazing dragon - and three very belligerent ladies! These ones certainly can do more than sing!
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fegie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Ahhh, so amazing. I have never even heard of this opera (but then again, i haven't heard of many, if any, operas), but this definitely piques my interest. :)
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Isobel82 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
Sieh an, ein deutscher Titel :)
You are a fan of Mozart, aren't you? I love your delicate handwriting and the outlining of your sketches. I wish I could watch you work, there'd be things to learn for me for sure. Seems like you found your style a while ago, if this is a few years old. I'm, as usual, impressed.
:)
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Galuna Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009
i love this one.all the series of this kind is wonderful. nice job.
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zaulia Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Ok, I'll join the army of the others - oh poor serpent :giggle:
Now, what else - the gown of the Lady in the first plan - most beatiful folds... I like the type of serpent, too. You could've gone more lizard, more dragon, more.. else. Still, this one is just perfect for Mozart.
Very dinamic, that's what I like ;)
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PercytheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
I love your style -it reminds me a lot of illustrations and drawings from old books. And let me just say this is one battle I would like to witness!
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Sunhorde Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2009
I love how the flow of the serpent's body is reflected in the women's clothing. Never has violence looked so gorgeous. ;)
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