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The Lute and the Horn by Gasara The Lute and the Horn by Gasara
If you managed to get a copy of the #Kingdom-Carousel art book, or have been around any other of my internet haunts lately, then you've probably already seen this. This was my piece for a wonderful charity art book put together in order to raise money for St. Jude's Children Research Hospital. It was an inspiring project to be a part of, and the book itself is just breathtaking.

This illustration, drawn back in April, was inspired by a sketch and my love for all things medieval. I'd also recently watched some of the Ivanhoe cartoon I loved when I was younger, hence the title. Unfortunately, the lute and the horn mentioned in the song referenced never actually made it into the picture. Drawing animals was a fun challenge and, while there are still a few things I'd tinker around with or improve on, this has turned out to be one of my favourite illustrations. It's that funny thing about art where maybe it's not the most detailed or accomplished piece I've drawn but it just makes me feel. I look at it and think, yes, that's me.

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Given 2013-05-31
The Lute and the Horn is just one of the many jewels that can be found in =Gasara's gallery! From the wise use of composition to the elegance in every detail, this piece has been carefully polished to make it what it is: absolutely compelling! ( Featured by rydi1689 )
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satishverma Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just gorgeous
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Solsikke-Cirkus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
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KuroiChoucho Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Really love the colors on this one.  Congrats on your DD
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Gasara Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Thank you very much indeed! :iconcocoloveplz:
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BreathFlux Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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MsBananaNanner Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
 I used this picture for inspiration/reference, I hope you dont mind! I really love your work! :3 msbananananner.deviantart.com/…
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WandererAtHeart Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Oh I so wish I could have gotten a copy of that book, but I'm too poor lol ;_; I love this piece it's one of my favorites
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NarMattary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
so cool!!!!
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you ♥
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asemharun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful work! I love it
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Thank you very much ♥
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JubliantTroo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is so astonishing! The colors, lovely little details and overall majesty of it- I love it!
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puppetism Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
This is beautiful!! :)
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Realconker15 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not sure what to say but really awesome picture :D
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LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
"Then take no scorn to wear the horn;
It was a crest ere thou wast born…"

- Shakespeare, "As You Like It" 7@=e
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hardboiledmochi Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful i love the coulours
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you ♥
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theirishcat Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you ♥
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DarkGabriel23 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Excellent imagination you have there, very cool concept! It doesn't need to be superiorly detailed to be good, it's awesome just the way it is.
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Mariiprds Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, this is wonderful, Congratulations for DD
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you very much ♥
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molly798465 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student
wow! :O this is cool! :)
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you ♥
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Alkraas Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation! :la:
Much deserved! :squee:
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you very much indeed! :hug:
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mintochiharu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :D
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you!
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SimpleProdigy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love how the tree leaves merge into the night sky very creative and unique!
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Marbellchen Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Boah!!! This is soooooooo awesomee!! <3
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Ah, thank you! :iconglomp2plz:
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ami-x Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! And inspiring! Favvvvdd!
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loonymond Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG its absolutely beautiful
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yeld Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Oh god this is wonderful.
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Gasara Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you very much ♥
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JVJP-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the compostition of the pic resembels a stags head
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com
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Jii-en Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Digital Artist
awesome style, awesome work - keep going! :D
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Merivale Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
so original, excellent
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idiotface Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
oh hheeeaaahh
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epic-otaku8 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very creative I love it! Your art style is amazing and I love the fantasy feel to it. I would hang this up on my wall any day!
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empressofcheese Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Amazing!
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beeZah Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful color
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ElleDontYouDare Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
GASARA GOT A DD!

totally deserved it too!
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dannygrimm Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
absolutely love this, so great and I love the contrast with the tan background.
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ViiiFox Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student General Artist
mystical and dream-like
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relinquishthedream Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I liked the way you described this.

Beautiful art.
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Betty-614 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Student Writer
Your work is stunning
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