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January 10, 2019
Erlking by IrenHorrors
Featured by Moonbeam13
Suggested by Catgirldstr11
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(Music: Nox arcana - Ebonshire)

Illustration based on Erlkönig (Erlking), a poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The poem is based on the Germanic legend of a malevolent Elf King who haunts the Black Forest, luring children to destruction.

Art prints with this piece available on society6

YAY Thanks so much to Catgirldstr11 and Moonbeam13  for DD!!! I am a dummy! 
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NyxShadowhawk1's avatar

"Ebonshire" is a perfect piece to pair with this amazing painting! I love the atmosphere.

nukepunkart's avatar

I'm obsessed with all of your work, but especially this!! It's whimsical, dark, and has such an organic feel to it. Gah! So good.

pookiesaurus4's avatar
I imagine him as a black goblin-like figure, with insect wings (like a fairy), and a crown-like protrusion on his head.
TheWriter1919's avatar
Have you heard the version of this set to music? It's sung and is one of the most difficult pieces to perform for the accompanist. Another excellent piece of art you've created!…
LuigiMarche's avatar
Franz Schubert's der erlkoning
Ehsol-namu's avatar
This song and story is creepy and scary as hell. id quietly wail inside of my head whenever this played during school's music class. 
I member this poem!! one my favorites for a dark rainy night!
Zaloffshat's avatar
I like how you did the ghostly characters in this piece! Excellent work!
NyxShadowhawk1's avatar
"Ebonshire" is a lovely piece, and perfect for this image! 
rachelillustrates's avatar
Beautiful work, congrats on the DD too!
Wicked-Darkling's avatar
It's such well-balanced piece using seemingly simple ways to create a very intiricate overall feeling. I absolutely love it! So great this was chosen as DD! :la:
Dr-Fawkes's avatar
Very dark and well done -- even Goethe would be proud of this!
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Fractaldragon's avatar
This is a very well done illustration for that poem! Congrats on the DD!
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SilvieTepes's avatar
Congrats for the DD!
Kim-cat3120's avatar
This is awesome, and I love your art style! I might have to check out that poem :D
TaNa-Jo's avatar
Der Erlkönig - love it 
WillemSvdMerwe's avatar
Hello!  I'm so happy you got a DD, congrats!
Shabbynest's avatar
My father o my father
AlbineVeratrine's avatar
I love this poem and your illustration perfectly captures the mood of it :heart:
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