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Small Messengers by ldiehl Small Messengers by ldiehl
Small Messengers is an exploration of two subjects I’ve wanted to tackle for some time: owls and wizards. The architecture was inspired by a slew of photos I found online, in my never-ending search for all things snowy. These particular photos are of a castle-like house on an overcast winter day. Their calm, snowy atmosphere and colors provided the warm spark that got this image started.
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Given 2005-08-26
Small Messengers by ~ldiehl is just one of a multitude of stunning images in this new deviant's gallery - be sure to check it out! ( Featured by silentkitty )
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SleepyWishes Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
HOGWARTS! Oh yeah!
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LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Writer
:wave: Hi! Your piece has been featured as inspiration in #Lit-Visual-Alliance's Winter Alliance Contest article! Please :+fav: the article to bring more attention to the features and the contest. Thanks! :)
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AwakinLostLuv Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
LOVE, LUV, LOOVEEEEE EEET!!!!! <3
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erodelbmud2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
This is wonderful! Would u mind if I use this as wallpaper on my computer?
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ldiehl Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Not at all! Enjoy =)
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erodelbmud2 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
Yay! Thank you so much!
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lenoki Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
i love the warm lighting coming from the windows :heart:
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MattCarter Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
This one is really cool as well, I really like the atmosphere you trap into your artwork! it reminds me of harry potter only better and I like the warm glow the windows seem to give off, very inviting!
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SweetMe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006
OOO beautiful!! :clap: +fav
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Mockingbirdflyaway Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the closest owl. He just makes me smile. :) I love owls. And snow.
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MadCatter Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
HARRY POTTER! only not. I like the lights the most for some reason. Seems so warm.
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T-Shoemaker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Great work.
Beautiful Gallery.


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Sachiko-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a fantastic drawing of course..... I have no idea what to say really ^^; The first that popped into my head was: "Wow, he's sure gettting a lot of mail!" :lol:
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wingsofgrace Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
That is amazing. Truly beautiful.
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Zueuk Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Digital Artist
great work :clap:
and congrats on the DD! :D

the only thing I really don't like here is - that with this hat, the Wizard looks more like Santa Claus :disbelief:
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decadentiablue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely!
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SFWGoblin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
It should be a christmas card. Seriously, you could probably sell it.
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kaylynstar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
They're so cute!
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s15jesusfreak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! I've never seen a new deviant (or any deviant) get DDs as fast as you have. :-)
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M-Sama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
I love the little messenger hat/bag you gave the owls :love:

Very nice detail overall ^^
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:iconautumn-sun:
Autumn-Sun Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
I think I had a children's book with a scene like this illustrated. Very nice, I'd love to have this hanging on my wall. =)
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emily-in-training Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Writer
awesome...reminds me of Harry Potter kind of...
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Amaya-Garnet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the atmosphere you have created in this picture. I wish I knew how to color things so beautifully. Pretty! :clap:
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xshatteredtear Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Beautiful! I love the calm atmosphere created here, it looks to be very cozy inside! The hat makes me think of Santa Claus :]
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QvasiModo Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Student Photographer
Charming :)
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:iconavadon:
avadon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
you are inspiring me to bring out my paints tonight and paint something...
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horusrogue Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yea..harry potter feel is definitite. Its also ana rt style that has psychologicla effects I find.
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:iconcottonball:
cottonball Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
complimentary colors and skill. Nice..
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tigran85 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
this is cool
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fancyultrafresh Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
wow.
this is very nicely done.
it reminds me a lot of harry potter. :P
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nahajka Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Very nice work!
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TheAshireGallery Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Photographer
You need to make this into a print!
I would so buy one!
great work
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andreaofstad Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it. It's beautiful. :D
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IggyHazard Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The barn owl is my favorite type of owl. :aww:
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cooliologyer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
excellent
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:iconwishwork:
wishwork Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
beautiful!! :clap: i love the owls. ;P very amazing color job, too!
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talhonjik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Oh wow, I really like this piece! The lighting in the windows gives the piece a really cozy, wintery feeling ... you can almost feel the warmth inside the room. I love your art, all of it ... you really deserved the DD, congratulations! :)
-Talhonjik.
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xian-ated Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
oo i luv owls and snow! ^^ yay! fave
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cerebrum-core Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
when i first saw this i was sure i was looking at Dumbledore :p!
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Clowgirl Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Beautiful and Stunning, great job~!
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thegreatkid Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Photographer
stunning :)
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TheGarfield Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Owls own... Great work.
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mercurium Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This indeed is one great master piece! It includes everything I like - snow, magic, owls, ancient feeling...I should thank you for sharing this piece of your talent :thanks: :)
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elfish88 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
By GOD I love this!
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Teratornis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Ooooh, this is wonderful. I really love owls. One of my favorite critters. Out of owls, barn owls are my faves. This is just beautiful. It looks like a place I might like to live in. The snow on the tree is very nice, and the buildings and windows are just great.

I really like the harness idea for the owls. How they have sort of a hood thing with another strap that goes back behind their wings. Neat idea. I like the gold and blue one in front. This is just great.

:+fav:

~Teratornis
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WeinenderEngel Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Photographer
Very lovely :clap:
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AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. I love the lighted windows and the icicles. :D

---AK
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xionite Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005   Photographer
amazing!
simply superb!
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congrats on the DD. :bounce:
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4Snowey Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005
Sooo lovely.. ;P Really looks like a dream world.. :aww:
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Professional Filmographer
omg, it's santa? xD

The lack of snow but the omni-presence of ice makes the place look extremely hostile o.o Reminds me of the verglas crisis a few years ago 'round here...
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