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Die Kleine Braune Fledermaus by betta-girl Die Kleine Braune Fledermaus by betta-girl
A commissioned piece done in coloured pencil.
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:icongenkipuck42:
GenkiPuck42 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Love it! The world needs more brave little bats as storybook heroes! I really like the understated sepia color scheme and the art nouveau border ornaments.
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Teryi Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student
omg
thats so sweet
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:iconfracassons:
fracassons Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice
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:iconindradas:
Indradas Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Lovely. Looks like something salvaged from decades ago.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
"the little brown bat" jah? ;)
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handswouldweave Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011   Writer
This is so joyful, it really made me smile as I took in the whole image.

I love the choice to create it in sepias, such a lovely choice
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witchesrose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, ...:thumbsup:
This reminds me of the art of Anton Piek, I don't know if you know him, ... See:
[link] You have to click on the image to go forward to the next image, ...
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betta-girl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
We've know the work of Anton Piek for years! There are three prints of his book illustrations in our studio. Well actually two are packed away and one is up. We have no more space on our walls and are starting to replace the prints for originals (not Piek's: other peoples!).

Thanks for the compliment!
~Pat Ann~
:trout:
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Gushousekai195 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
Looks a bit like Lord of the Rings. Reminded me of it, too. It also seems to have an Eragon feeling to it. :nod:

Good work.
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Jezhawk Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
oh the expressions are fabulous! :clap: :+fav:
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:iconlavonne:
lavonne Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
was the paper originally this orange bashe? its beautiful, i loved how you tackled the clouds, and the angle on the wings looks great. Also the faiding of the trees works very well. nice work!
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:iconnycterisa:
NycterisA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this style sure says Rackham to me. But I don't know whether to root for the bat or the dragon!
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Oission Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I love to see this type of color on such a great drawing.
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timterrenal Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i love it
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DarkConofMan Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist
Oooh... You should do coloured pencil more often! I LIKE! Such talent! Very, very nice.
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missy-star Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Your colour theme works very well with this picture, it gives the feeling of a 'snapshot'.
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AyaneShinobi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2005   Traditional Artist
Oooo, I like how you used a monochromatic scheme here. Sepia colours remind me of an old photograph. I like the theme here...fantasy stuff always is awesome. Lucky wizard, he has a dragon...I would like a dragon too. :XD:

Yes, lovely artwork. I really love the detail that you put into the trees. :wow: :clap:
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Dreamstrifer Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
heh, what's cool is I actually understood the title without thinking about it (i'm a german major, so gaining fluency is a big priority).

It's gorgeous. I love the old-y feel of it.
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:iconmorphera:
Morphera Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, cool! I just love the expression of the dragons face... :)
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:iconkiki-doodle:
kiki-doodle Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
oh lovely! I love the dragon's face ^_^
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aragornbird Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
I like how this illustration seems to tell a story, a just like a fairy tale illustration should. Those clouds in the background turned out very nice and you certainly have a knack for things with wings. +fav!
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NanVanDenBoom Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
So special and nicely done !!
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:iconsanguigna:
sanguigna Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
Can exist a more beautifull piece like this!? I think you're a fabolous fantasic artist! Absolutely :+fav:!!!!
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
I must say... a rather odd assortment of elements, the drake, wizard, crows, bat and castley wood. Those crow things loko very stylized compared so that realistic appearing bat...
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
Trans ="The small brown bat"? (My Russian is a bit better than my German. Heh)


Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I, too, would love to hear the story behind this illustration; also -- how big is it, and what kind of paper/pencils?





Inspired,

LG
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frostulv Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
This is so great. You are so good, really driven..
Totaly love it!
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artistm0nk Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005
colored pencil!!! WOW!! :clap:
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bleuphoria Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful. I love how you've done those clouds and the border. They really add something great to the picture as a whole. Lovely expressions on the dragon, ravens and the wizard. Poor little bat.
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Drawingremy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so cute... nice theme and nice scenery. Everything is evenly placed and the color choice is great.
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Lunael Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is an awesome artwork! Wonderful shading job with the trees! It must have taken you so much time.... So beautiful....

:clap:
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:iconashbet:
ashbet Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Please tell me that your viewers can hear more of the story behind this one . . . !!

-- Andi :)
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JolieBonnetteArt Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
The dragon and birds look like they're having a GREAT time. :D It reminds me of old classic illustrations of stories like Baba Yaga's Hut for some reason. Very nice!
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TheShadowMachinery Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Oh, nice forest! Those tree canopys are great.
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CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I love your illustrative style.
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Ktuloo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Oh neat!!!!

Lovely scenery!!!!!
:heart:
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:iconktuloo:
Ktuloo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Oh neat!!!!

Lovely scenery!!!!!
:heart:
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StarDragonBlue Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, I love the muted tone of this. Kinda like an old page in a book-- colored by time :) Poor little bat... I hope he gets away. Anyway... this is really so lovely... I know that your client must have just loved this :XD:
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mysticfox Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Absolutely wonderful !!!! :+favlove:
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ArwenSol Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
lol~ I love the expression on your dragon's face! Great perspective
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florapudelkova Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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gwendydd Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredibly beautiful! :)
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lockstock Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2005
Oh noes! Go, bat, go!

This is so pretty! I love the sepia tones. It fits the image. Such a charming piece! I like your style.
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