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Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano Lohengrin - The Journey by alarie-tano
Watercolors, 44 x 25 cm.

This is a painting based on a old German saga called Lohengrin.

In this image you see Lohengrin riding a small boat pulled by a friendly swan, who offerd to do this job. (so no animals were harmed in this story ;))
In the story the boat is not described precisely, so I added some details myself :)
Lohengrin is described to carry a golden horn at his belt and a shield painted with the image of a dove. He is the son of Parcival and lives with his father in Monsalvat, the castle of the Grail Kingdom, from where he comes to stand in for a falsely accused maid in a Gods Judge.

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:iconpraedatorius:
praedatorius Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The friendly swan offered to do this job, and was paid a union wage accordingly. XD
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
;)
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The boat looks suspiciously like the paddleboats you can hire on some lakes. Also, isn't he supposed to come up a river instead of over the sea, or is that only in the opera?

Besides, this looks excellent. The waves are really impressive.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! 
I'd say those paddleboats look suspiciously like my painting. :D 
And yes, in the end he came up on that river, yet he set out from Montsalvat which is said to be far away. So chances are good that he had to cross some sea to come to that river finally :)
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've never been on one of those, but I've got the irresistible urge to hire one and blast Lohengrin while I dash across some random lake.
Sounds rather impracticable. If I were him, and assuming Montsalvat is in Catalonia, I'd ride north to the Biscayne coast, take a trading ship from Santager or Bilbao or so to Flanders, ride until I get to the river Scheldt, get out my trusty friend Swan and ride non-stop to rescue Lady Elsa. Or, dunno, just let God carry me all the way.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D:D Would love to see you on that boat...

I would take the boat pulled by a swan, guess that's faster (and more elegant) than to ride anywhere :D
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firelord-zuko Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would probably book a cheap flight.
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nonolerobot Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
OSS 117 at the medieval age ! lol :-))))) (a french film with Jean Dujardin where he is a spy like james bond but with french touch and at a moment he uses a barque with a swan form)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hehe, sounds like a fun film! :)
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nonolerobot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions (OSS 117: Rio Doesn't Answer)
[link] (imdb link)
i think youn can find it with english subtitles
film by Michel Hazanavicius

;-)
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Can I have some of your magic, please? Pretty please?

Absolutely stunning - the water is just glorious.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, you own that and a far exceeding magic yourself already! :)

I would rather like to get some of your portrait drawing magic!
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No way, you crazy person!

I actually really struggle with portraits -.- Unless they're from imagination.. bah.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Well I wish I could do them from imagination at least. Still stunned by the girl with the skull mask you did.

My people always look stupid, so I try to hide their faces :D
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Rain-drop Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student
I have never heard of this tale before but your painting intrigues me.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Glad to have woken your interest :)
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
This is very well done! :)
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:iconalarie-tano:
alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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GUDRUN355 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
You're welcome! I enjoy your work.
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Nymueh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist
:wow:This is epic!I love the water and the light.
Greets from germany.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
Grüße zurück! :)
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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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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
You got a nice collection of art there!
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OperaticAnimeNimue Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I currently have this as the wallpaper on my desktop and phone. I love it that much!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:) That's an honor! Thank you!
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OperaticAnimeNimue Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
*blushes in timid, Elsa-like way* You are most welcome, most kind Sir/Madam. *curtsy* Otrud: Elsa darling, that comment is from a few MONTHS ago. Elsa: Humh. *ere-so-slightly annoyed* O: *smirk* Feathers a bit ruffled, dear? Elsa:Yes. *stalks off pouting* *writes letter flown by carrier dove to far away husband complaining of O's shrewiness* *L sends paid reinforcements*
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AramisTM Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Good to see Lohengrin that doesn't look like metrosexual sucker according to DA fashion. At the other hand I miss some nobility in his appearance. But the water, swans, sky - great job.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! He's been on water for days, guess that's where he lost the nobility ;) :D
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HobbitChild Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Very nice! Love the lohengrin story...
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
great work!!!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Danke!
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
'no animals were harmed in this story' lol yeah and not only cuz of the voluntary thing but the animal was actually a human if i remember right :)
Awesome pic. Especially the stormyness of it :) He looks a bit... old though?
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yes you remember correctly ;)
Thank you very much! I think he looks old because of the long journey on the sea ;)
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah... It's just he's always cast as a dashing youngster (perhaps to cater to female audiences?) Hehe :) Lovely painting, and I almost forgot about it!
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks again! :)
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librarian-of-hell Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Welcomeow :)
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work ! :clap:
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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LG-Young Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
(belated comment) I really like this; it makes me want to read the story -- which is what a good illustration is all about. :D
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
(Very belated answer :D) Thank you so much!
Another piece of the story following very soon :)
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Yellow-Picture Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Das ist echt wunderschön! *staun*
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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terrance-b-funderful Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Brilliant work.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Ragwyn Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
This is an excellent painting. I am surprised of your ability to make dense with watercolors. I also cannot see any problems concerning the realism of the scene.

As a window to the German saga, it creates a sturdy port to the tensions arisen in the adventure. If any attempts are needed to remind the old written epics, then this painting can be easily used to accomplish it - to show the true glory of the tales.

Ich freue mich auf das Ergebnis des Heldes.
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much! :) Glad you like it!
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Hekate01 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
amazing
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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