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The Pedlar by Himmapaan The Pedlar by Himmapaan
The Pedlar, ACEO.

Watercolour and gouache on Arches hot pressed watercolour paper, 140lb/300gsm; 89 x 63mm (3.5 x 2.5 inches).

The full view is much larger than the original.

There are some in-progress pictures here: [link]

~Sir-Pumpkinhead was inspired to write these wonderful lines, which I've asked to be included here :D:

He sells happiness in pills,
sadness in incense,
life in colored bottles
and death in grim essence.


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Thank you so much for everyone's recent comments. I'm sorry that I don't always manage to reply, but I appreciate them all immensely.
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GaleHollows Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Neat
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yairm210 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011
Wow, what a cool picture! He's totally a "mysterious man in a pub" type of person.
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El-R Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Your artwork is so amazing. I adore the color and the little details so very much.
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Spiffy-Hockeystick Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
Reminds me of James C Christensen's work.
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He sells happiness in pills,
sadness in incense,
life in colored bottles
and death in grim essence.

I just love it :) and because it's a miniature makes it much more charming :heart:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, did you just write that?! May I include it in my comments on the piece? :D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: When I feel inspired by DA images I like to write a stanza or two (and only to people I know).
Sure! it'd be a great honor for me ^_^
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I've added them. Thank you so much, Javier. ^_^
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah! :excited: Thanks so much for adding my words :D I'm afraid you now tainted a perfectly good description with them, though :giggle:
And I'm happy to see you sold it! :dance: Why don't you try selling more of your originals through here (or even ebay). There are a couple of your pieces I'd love to purchase, in fact :nod: And I'm sure your watchers would like them too.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Nonsense! It has been elevated by your words! :giggle:

Thank you! I'd been hoping to do more ACEOs to sell, time permitting. so far I have only managed two (this and Une Fée ^^;). Perhaps there may be something you'll like in future. :D
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Sir-Pumpkinhead Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:blushes:

I hope you have more time to work on new ACEOs (and I did notice Une Fée was for sale) that will no doubt sell like hot cakes ;)
Oh, I love them all, I just need to find the one that 'calls' me :aww:
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just want his hat!!!
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mrs-jessicat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Love this one!!!
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
What a wonderful character...very interesting and full of detail...Love it!
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greensap Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Superb little gem !:D ... Himmapaan... do you always draw your preliminary sketch , straight onto the watercolour paper...?
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!

Not always, but I've been doing it more frequently of late. I spend so long on everything -- including preliminaries -- that it's too frustrating when I can't get it the same when I come to do the final piece. I still make the roughest of thumbnails first though.
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greensap Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
Yes I feel the same as you, when translated onto your final work, you can sometimes, loses those little nuances, that inspire you ...:D
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P0UL Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
Another great from you...itīs marvelous!!! and sooo small !!!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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P0UL Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
Itīs my pleasure.... I have buyed me the book " die Bremer Stadtmusikanten" with your Illustration.
Itīs really marvelous and very pretty.I am very proud that I have it now in my collection. Greetings from Poul
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry for my late reply, Poul. Thank you so very much for getting my Bremen musicians! What an honour to know that you have it! I'm afraid it is rather older work now. It was my very first book.
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Sun-dancekid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm always amazed over your pictures!
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primulatook Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic little character ! :0
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elena-flutterby Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Ohh wonderful! Brilliant design and colours :dance: I wish I could meet him in real life- I'd love to get a closer look at the things he's selling :D
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's great, I love the colors and the little details ^^
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Ah, I wish I had some - *any* - spare cash to buy this! I suppose I'll have to content myself with looking at it here. Boo. I hope that people listen and are kind in their inquiries though, because I know how that can be with the anonymity of the internet.

The piece itself is, of course, gorgeous. I love his funny little mustache and nose! His trinkets are darling, particularly his walking stick. I still marvel at how you fit in all that detail. :D
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Nekranea Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
Wonderful character! I love all the details you put on it, really beautiful :clap:
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IleanaHunter Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooooh, lovely!!!! That little tray is a masterpiece :love:
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TeresaClark Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
I can`t believe you can get such detail in such a tiny support :wow:

This is beautiful.
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Beautiful work! :)
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oasiswinds Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
amazing!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfumes & trinkets for the ladies :nod: Nice one, Squire :clap:
Just wish I could help :(
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