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Cannibal's Hymn by quotidia Cannibal's Hymn by quotidia
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Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling :heart:.

I had a Nick Cave song, 'Cannibal's Hymn', in mind while drawing this. I think it apt.

Lyrics:

You have a heart and I have a key
Lie back and let me unlock you
Those heathens you hang with down by the sea
All they want to do is defrock you
I know a river, where we can dream
It will swell up, burst it's banks,
babe, and rock you

But if you're gonna dine with them cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around
here with your animals
And your heart that is bruised but unbeaten
And beating like a drum

I will sit like a bird on a fence
Sing you songs with a happy ending
Swoop down and tell you that it don't make sense
To attack the very thing you're defending
Didn't I just buy that dress for you?
That pink paper pinafore that you keep mending

Well, if you're gonna dine with the cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around
here with your animals
And your heart that is banging and beating
And banging like a gong

I can see that they've hurt you, dear
Here is some moonlight to cloak us
And I will never desert you here
Unpetaled among the crocus
Allow me, my love, to allay your fear
As I swim, in and out of focus

But if you're gonna dine with the cannibals
Sooner or later, darling, you're gonna get eaten
But I'm glad you've come around
here with your animals
And your heart that is bruised but bleating
And bleeding like a lamb
Banging like a gong
Beating like a drum
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TrueBlood771 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
This is art! Loved... sexy and exactly as you picture them
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BlueLittleevil Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so sexy.You really did a great job. I love it. :love:
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JuliaPie Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This is legitimately my all-time favourite artwork for this pairing.
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That makes my ego soar :D :heart:. Thank yoooou.
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JuliaPie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
No problem. Thank you for creating such a masterpiece.
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Namine-YaoiLover Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Love this so much!
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KathyFG Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
Love this- seductive and romantic- beautiful!
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phoenixdruid Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
LOVE!!! MY FAV MOVIES!!
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Megasmokingman Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG I want this scene in the movie
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Nemuri-Tonbo Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Love it. though, I am sad to say the movie SUCKED when it came to their relationship. I would have preferred to see the book ending, but I can see where that would have extended the movie by another half hour at least.

Maybe an hour if they had to explain Hannibal's sister and the HUGE role she plays in who he is.
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padfootb3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I just finished reading 'Hannibal' and have been looking for great artwork from the series. This is one of the best pieces I've found so far; I love the color palette you've used, the intimacy of their pose, and the flash of danger the harpy brings. It really captures their dynamic, great work.
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audiofetisch Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
I wonder if you are aware how brilliantly perfect this is.
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know about perfect, but I'll take 'brilliant' :D thanks!
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AstatineKitten Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Visually stunning... really captured the atmosphere of their movie relationship. This is like the coolest thing ever for me :iconlaaavplz:
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JulianneLecter Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! It fits the song well. :nod:
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:iconyumyumblutigenbonbon:
and nice...nick cave.
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:iconyumyumblutigenbonbon:
TwT PERFECTION:heart:
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MariePhotography Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
OMG I loooove this picture!!!
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Freddy1016 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful. <3
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D.
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Freddy1016 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome.
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kidaTAF Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
:heart: I love this...the harpy, the moon, his hand, the colours and her look towards 'us'....

keep on going! ;)

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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Here via a link from TheIllustratedWord. "Silence of the Lambs" I shiver in a good way, just looking at this!
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Grutas Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome! :clap:
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sexytoaster Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
OMFG. I just had a heart attack. This is the most beautiful piece of art I have seen of my favorite couple of all times. You are a God. :heart:
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm really glad you like it :D. :heart:
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:iconcockyvonmurdrtitsiii:
so gorgeous
:iconmoarplz::heart:
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EmilyRainIsFalling Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
Bleeding/bleating like a lamb...sounds like a direct reference. :D
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It could very well be. Cave does like to reference folklore, and pop culture that's ascended to folklore status. I think Silence of the Lambs is ascended pop culture.
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JessicaTaylor117 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Picture. Amazing Title. Amazing Song by and AMAZING singer. Excellent job! :D
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yay, Nick Cave fans rejoice!
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AngelQueen13 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
omg! this is so fantastic!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
They are such an adorable couple.
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ahahah they scarily are.
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Hannibalisme Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
:wow: I love your drawing really awesome :love: ! So well made, great job ! :clap:
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thankies :D.
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Hannibalisme Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
You are very welcome :aww: !
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AldusMischaS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I absolutely loved this. I like her face expression, his tenderness, the knife in his hand, her legs, everything. You did a great job ! It's excellent
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:iconquotidia:
quotidia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much.
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AldusMischaS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
me pleasure :D
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