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Erlkoenig by tkpants Erlkoenig by tkpants
For *jisuk's deck of dark fairy tale cards: [link]

Stupid non-umlaut-accepting dev titles. Erlkönig, ö ö ö.
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chashanae Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
ö ö ö LOL! Love it!
LadyMothwing Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how dangerous that horse looks and the looming presence of the Erlkönig. :love:
Arminius1871 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just awesome, the Erlkönig is one of the best poems ever!
slaadfingers Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Awwww, that ol' child-napper... 9_9
Violane Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
WOW! Beautifully drawn. I love the look in the horse's eyes...scary....
holepunch Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
This should have been in my favourites LONG before now. Der Erlkönig is my favourite Goethe poem ever, and the king (and his horse) look real cool and creepy here. +fav!
Weasley-Detectives Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist
This is beautiful. Perfectly fits the haunting tale. :heart:
insanecatlady Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning image with wonderful dark emotion
lucykanti Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
I love the poem! and you did a marvelous picture according to it!
Ichimu7 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man! Erlkönig is one of my FAVORITE pieces of Lieder ever. Such incredible musical crafting. Dankeschön, Herr Schubert!

Anyway, I love the way you incorporated so many elements of the story into the picture. Very beautiful!
dinshino Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
An awesome awesome song.
PriscillaVesper Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Lol you could have just typed "Erlking"?
xXexplodingrosesXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love your depiction of the story!
TalentlessAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
I'm not sure which fairy tale that's from, but I want a print for my wall.
HarperJade Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the angle and how you keep the erlking in shadow. very VERY effective! and can i just say that i'm so proud to actually know the character. If you've never heard Schubert's adaptation of Goethe's "der erlkonig." It's totally worth a listen: [link] It is a male solo, but the poem has three speakers aside from the narrator: the father, the child, and the erlking. Schubert puts each voice in a different part of the singer's range and in a different style. Uh, and I LOVE how the "mein vater mein vater" line gets higher and more dissonant; you can just hear the boy's panic as he watches the erlkonig ride up from behind and take hold of him. Anyway, here's poem, [link]
BeatingDeadHeroes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
That is some serious spookiness. Good contrast.
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student Filmographer
Really cool!
coNstantine2530 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Student Filmographer
Really cool!
ekara Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
great pic! I love color, composition and details
erlkoenig Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm,nice depiction of the Erlkönig...always interesting to see how he is drawn by artists since there is no proper description of him. Well done. :D
Arahiriel Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
WOW! that piece is wonderful! I allways loved the "erlkönig" poetry. it was (and is) my favourite. Thanks for doing this piece of art.
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Wer reitet so spät durch Nacht und Wind.. one of my favourite poems. :) your illustration is great, I like the dark athmosphere.
NibbleKat Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd never heard of the Erlkoenig before... but I just read the poem. Wow. Fantastic interpretation of him. I love supernatural guys on horseback!
Seitou Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome beyond words. The Erlkoenig myth has always been one of my favorites :33 Have you heard Sarah Brightman's Figlio Perduto? Look it up on YouTube. It's an Italian adaptation of Goethe's poem set to one of Beethoven's pieces.
dwilliams Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
Great song...and great rolling horse eyes. SCREEEEPY.
frau-mein-noodles Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
oh god i love this poem, and the opera performance. adore the image as well...the horse really kind of stands out. makes up a prominant part of the image, which is suiting considering how the piano is a major part of the song in representing the running horse...

also, the background is just plain out trippy. awesome possum.
EatsPaint Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I totally knew what you were illustrating without looking at the title, which means you have done well! I love it!
MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
Wah! Awesome! I love this poem, we read it in German class and i even memorized it for a competition... anyways awesome job! i love what you did with it ^.^
explosive-toaster Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Student
Whoa, that is so gorgeous!
I love the ominous look of the Rider (I don't know why, but I feel like Rider should be capitalized.)
leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, man. Superb. :)
GIFH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
This is wickedly cool.
RichardPace Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
I like this.

Do a graphic novel in this style.

Um, now!

vampchick13 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Absolutely wonderful.

I love the legend and adore the lieder by Schubert and you've captured the spirit of both masterfully.
FocaSama Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
very beautiful!!!! *o*
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