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The Puppeteer and the Doll by Zephyrhant The Puppeteer and the Doll by Zephyrhant
"...So, we will laugh at gilded butterflies..."


King Lear, Act V - Scene III






Remember them?;)


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Emmerich Kephran and Esmée Martin © Me.

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:iconsomi42:
Somi42 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
such spectacular outfits. I always love the old-fashioned clothing!!!
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Gossamer1357 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student General Artist
All of your drawings and paintings are so beautiful and rich in detail, color and variety!
I really love how you made them so realistic and you put creases on the dress and the flowing part of the vest and cape. Even the way they stand: him with absolute confidence and her with a mechanical-like grace exactly match the title: The puppeteer and the doll.
The girl also looks so fragile and delicate, exactly like a doll should. I also love the style of clothing you used for them as I love the French Renaissance and the detail you put even in the smallest spaces, like the buttons on his inner vest, the swirls on the boots, and the individual ribbons on her bodice, is absolutely phenomenal! Wonderful and Marvelous job on this and the others as well! :)
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adaydreaming-artist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Magical, amazing, beautiful work. I adore Emmerich and Esmee and would love to see a graphic novel or manga about them some day.
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Atianna96 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should give a shot at writing a graphic novel!
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Edward-Smee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
he has an awesome pirate outfit. I love it! and again, your style is amazing, it must've taken you ages and lots of hard work to perfect.
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NanaThatha Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Love your work
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Lavahanje Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok so I checked out the very few pictures there are of these OC's and Im so disappointed that there isn't more info on them D; They're designs are so gorgeous and I really want to know a little more about them!
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Zephyrhant Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
Thank you very much indeed!:hug:

I'm very glad you liked them, I'll explain to you via note why I have stopped to post this story related stuff online via note.;)
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SatanLivesEternally Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Tell me why as well! I am very curious as to why you stopped such beautiful work!

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Zephyrhant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013
Nevermind the reason, I'm backing posting more pictures of them online! :dummy:
You can see some Wips at my tumblr or facebook!;)
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SatanLivesEternally Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yay! Very fantastic art by the way! I absolutely adore your style
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KivCavall Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dear Zephyrhant, I've been watching you for a long time :"3 and I love your work too much.
I just took some photos, and your work gave me the inspiration so I come here to tell you, and thank you a lot.
Hope you will have more great artworks :D

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Thank you, again :D
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Zephyrhant Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
...:wow:


So sorry for taking so long to answer... -_-
( But since I am planning my moving and all it a little bit messy around here...)

Your photos are gorgeous!!!
Thank YOU for your kind words! :tighthug:
Oh my! you are beautiful! :wow:
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KivCavall Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww... you are so kind ;___; really~

I am still watching your artwork~~ love love love too much XD~~~

Hope you do well now :3
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Fendaris Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Their clothing is unbelievable! Beautifully done!
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:iconsandra30:
sandra30 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
wow
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Windmagic444 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
very pretty!!
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:iconzephyrhant:
Zephyrhant Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
Thank you!!:thanks:
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nathaniel2k Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
huuuuuhhhh...so that's what i'd look like if i were a bishie
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nathaniel2k Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
:( ... i want that coat now...
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Sasii7 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Wow Ilove it the Girl is soooooo pretty and the colours are wonerful *-*
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:iconthieera:
thieera Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Student Artist
Really beautiful work!
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Angel-Equinox Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011
Is there a story attached to these illustrations cuz if so I want to read it!!
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windbelle Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
The dress is so beautiful!! I love the colors!! =]
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JoWinchester Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your attention to detail and the colouring are absolutely devine. I LOVE the colours you chose for his cape and the back sash on her dress, they match almost perfectly, complimenting them both as a couple.

Really beautiful work ;D
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rare124 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Love the attention to detail, the colouring style and especially the way you have done the eyes! C'est Magnifique! <3 :D
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ArgosArt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Very elegant. I like this very much (but all of your works are beautiful).
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Dancergirl88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
Nicely done
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Ginger-Hero Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
beautiful character design!
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FloofIsPuffy Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011
Your art is like the most beautiful I have ever seen.

Love from the Netherlands! <3
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aoiblue02 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you REALLY have to do some artbooks, your art is just AMAZING!!
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Loveless-Doll Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Student
Beautiful colors, clothes, expressions...It's always something about the eyes...that just make them perfect! u_u
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shideh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are so awesome, this looks fabulous! I adore your colour choices, seriously. :heart:
Would it be possible to see a close-up of Esmée's face? She's so pretty *3*
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AnneKeat Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful as always
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Ailill90 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW!!! YOU'RE GALLERY IT'S AMAZING!!!!
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:iconmokinzi:
Mokinzi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   General Artist
Such mindblowing clothing details! Oh, I simply adore your characters. They are all so beautiful and fascinating.
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love their clothes, especially Emmerichs'
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AnnalynneMarie Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love her costume. The colors and the blend between them, how they work together. Fantastic.
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SoozEvans Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg! she´s so pretty and i love her eyes :D
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GaleonaPyro Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa................................


Too magnificent my eyes can't take it.


good job by the way ;)
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Servina Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
brilliant :rose:
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thandav Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
:hug:cool
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:iconcrify:
crify Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
why is he holding fire in his hand?
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Pyromaniaaa Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow i love the old-fashioned style of clothes
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Sachi0 Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I love the clothes. :heart: So pretty.
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Soullessdestiny Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
YAY!!!! Does happy dance, I'm so happy you did a follow up piece with the same people, though I can't say I wanted more from it. It is still really good.
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BoehseBarbie Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful. :)
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Bodytemp Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
So beautiful.. What references (in terms of clothing) did you use?
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Throneofsouls Featured By Owner May 10, 2011   General Artist
Quite outstanding art work you've done.

Very fine quality work.

If you don't mind my asking which one is the doll and which is the Puppeteer? I have a guess the man's the puppeteer and the woman's the,but I could be wrong.
This would make a fine poster or book cover.
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