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Piper's Lullaby by Artgerm Piper's Lullaby by Artgerm
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 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  New Deviant
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 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
if you set this to your background on android with homescreen -> scrolling -> scroll wallpaper and wallpaper size to 2,
...you get night port and (kinda) starboard, dawn and dusk
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BooKoFBoBB Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Nice work An old fave :happybounce: 
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ender-wiggin42 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
that. is. cool.
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:iconmiphi017:
miphi017 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How inspiring. :)
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Skill-Point Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
reminds me of redwall
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:iconjohnrett:
johnrett Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool!!!!)
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:iconkudoze:
kudoze Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
cool design!!
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:iconohanabi:
Ohanabi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel like reading this story again :D
really beautiful
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Dejano23 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I love this story. good work
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graphic-rusty Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing - I love the styles - and the fact you used FreeHand, my favorite vector software.
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BerrieBlosym Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOOOL ^V^
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Crosofteur Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Des couleurs exceptionnelle
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:iconloridan:
Loridan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
This is lovely
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Very... Fable-like. The country setting and all.... looks amazing.
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TakAshleyRed Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
wow that beautiful
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counthighdevil Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
nice contrast
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wannawookie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  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 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool i like that comic, you did a good job with the coloring.
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xGUNROCK Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
Of mice and men =P :):)
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sofiafishbone Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
great work
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topec Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  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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Vilest Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Oh cool! One of your works that doesn't have hypersexualised women in it! This is a rare treat indeed!
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ShadyH Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
maybe you're just not looking hard enuf ;)
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jogy-d Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2010  Student Digital Artist
dude great job
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SardineOnTheScene Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
beautiful! wonderful style- very original.
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WinterheartStudios Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Love your coloring style so much in this one. So mesmerizing
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Atlas225 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
*slowly claps* Very nice.....*Smirks and continues to clap*
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Incaptivity Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
I love the colors! And the way the tree seems to just pop out from the background. It all looks so amazing.
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IlMarcheseDeCarabas Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
*______________________________*great!!!!!!!!
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olboo Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing...
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clowking Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Mmm reminds me of Fable (The game) your work is awesome god if i ever had to make a picture book or w/e id run straight for you :P
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chiriflusa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
Oh! maravilloso
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:iconpyratictiger:
pyratictiger Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008
This is tremendously gorgeous. I love the symmetry between both the left and right sides, and the entire take on this old fairy tale :)
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Donny-Lovecraft Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Great use of color contrast, the whole image just bursts to life
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mrkillzo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
this is strange.....but love it more than......everything...... nice!
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MyriamRockGirl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Awesome!! :)

I like the idea a lot.
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Random90s Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Wow, this really changed the dumb image of pied piper that I used to have in my head. O.o AWESOME!
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arisuart Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
amazing :wow:
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Atlantisvampir Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
so cool idea.
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Dinochka Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
What an eye-pleaser.
The colors, the lines, the balance, the concept...
I really like it.
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nl0 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Interface Designer
Fantastic work, I love the style and textured layers!
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wulfbane Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008   General Artist
amazing illustration! :D
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JCallius Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is just great!
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Alfiryn Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
:wow: great work I must say you are talented, I'm touched by this image...
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obed1218 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
wow one of favorite works so far..keep it up, artgerm
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TobiLOV Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
:iconcoolplz: i like it. very colorful.
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pichu4850 Featured By Owner May 28, 2008
wow love this 8) this feels like a collage almost.. i like how you did the clouds and all those rats.... I also like how smoothly the red transitions into blue.
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