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Piper's Lullaby
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Published: January 17, 2006
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An artwork I did for Alias's Lullaby upcoming special issue - Pied Piper. The inside artworks are done by Hector and our Imaginary Friends studios by various artists (forgot how many of them).

I am trying to create something quite different from the original lullaby style by Hector and Seed , so I went with something more graphic and symbolic.

Done in Macromedia Freehand MX, Corel Painter IX and Adobe Photoshop CS2. 6 hours worth of work.
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Adamantiel's avatar
This is some great stuff. There is an upcoming issue of Pied Piper?! Do you have a link to that? I love Pied Piper! (Not for what he did.)

When you say you are trying to create something quite different... I wanted to do something like that too. But I haven't drawn anything yet. Just wrote a poem to introduce the story. I'd be interested in your opinion, and also the symbolism behind this artwork of yours.…
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ShadyH's avatar
if you set this to your background on android with homescreen -> scrolling -> scroll wallpaper and wallpaper size to 2, get night port and (kinda) starboard, dawn and dusk
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BooKoFBoBB's avatar
Nice work An old fave :happybounce: 
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ender-wiggin42's avatar
that. is. cool.
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miphi017's avatar
miphi017|Professional Digital Artist
How inspiring. :)
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Skill-Point|Student General Artist
reminds me of redwall
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johnrett|Hobbyist Filmographer
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kudoze's avatar
cool design!!
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Ohanabi's avatar
Ohanabi|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel like reading this story again :D
really beautiful
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Dejano23's avatar
I love this story. good work
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graphic-rusty|Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing - I love the styles - and the fact you used FreeHand, my favorite vector software.
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BerrieBlosym|Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Crosofteur's avatar
Des couleurs exceptionnelle
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Loridan's avatar
This is lovely
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MirachRavaia|Hobbyist General Artist
Hello! Your work has been featured here [link] Please, :+favlove: the article if you like it, so that more people can see it :)
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Saybary's avatar
Very... Fable-like. The country setting and all.... looks amazing.
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TakAshleyRed's avatar
wow that beautiful
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counthighdevil|Student Digital Artist
nice contrast
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wannawookie|Hobbyist Digital Artist
An interesting twist on several fairy tales. It also carries a very clam feel among the obvious conflict. And I really enjyoed what I read fro the comic Lullaby.
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Jer3memory's avatar
Whoa - this is amazing on a number of levels! I love the color palate as well as the stylized tree & sky.
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littlemissruins|Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool i like that comic, you did a good job with the coloring.
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xGUNROCK's avatar
Of mice and men =P :):)
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topec|Hobbyist Writer
This is what I think the piper is thinking about:

"Yes rats, cast this land in your blood that way the stongest demon rat of all will rise out of the ground and will consume this land untill all kneels before me!"
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