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Whispers the city by Kastelkreuz Whispers the city by Kastelkreuz
Whispers the city a tale of things that die and others just forgotten,
and things about to be born, even when we think the womb is dry and spring finally quit,
and walls that crumble down and ran away, like thaw elopes with the Thames,
and ice that stubbornly clings to our windows along with the ravens' tall tales.
It whispers, even when the sky demands silence.
Whispers the city, mocking winter.


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Done with dip pen and ink. Original is A4 and took over 12 hours to be done.

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Thanks for viewing, have a fantastic day.


Characters and art © Amadeus Kastelkreuz
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Given 2015-05-23
Whispers the city by Kastelkreuz is a remarkable ink drawing, balancing an admirably detailed background with bits of negative space in a lovely cross-hatching technique. ( Featured by STelari )
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LuciaConstantin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016   General Artist
Hello! I've featured your wonderful artwork in here
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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SleepyGoddess Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
So much details that you never could stop watching, you find something new in it everytime you looking at it. Amazing art! :D
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Susan-s-Poker Featured By Owner May 28, 2015   Photographer
Beautiful & haunting
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DracoScatchmore Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This somehow reminds me of the illustrations of Michael Endes Jim Knopf-Books (German book, I don't know if you know what I mean)
Especially the city in the background with all those details, covering up the complete background.
That's a compliment, I really admire people who can spand THAT much time on backgrounds and detail :D

I really like this picture. Your drawing style looks very good and I like that coat! :D
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Tomdk Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Love it, especially the many details of the city :D
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Ururuty Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
nice work
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Mrs-Durden Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your amazing work has been featured here: Daily Deviations Weekly Highlights XIX :heart:
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egoamortigeres Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the dark like look this picture gives off is the wolf a reflection of himself?
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RainaMermaid Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
reminds me a bit of "The Prince" by Neil Gaiman. Very cool design. I could see an interesting graphic novel come of it. congrats on the DD
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krasblak Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3:
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GlassHouse-1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
This is why I love pen and ink drawings.  It conveys the cold, loneliness and even danger of living in a city.
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piupiupiupiupiupiu Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
OK, so:

???da faq.
I  am seeing a fine young man enjoying the hallucinatory effects of a good healthy dose of opiates.
There fore the forest in the city trip. Since when getting high is cold , lonely bs that you ve imposed .

Huh? ?

Let me just say it is an absolute  thrilling piece of artist's imagination land. And alas but not least, a pure joy to look upon > well done, kind sir. Well done!

U haz stars from meh! :3
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Great details!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Aurulin Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Excellent! *-*
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks~
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karlmoeller Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Great, detailed line work.. the silhouettes remind me of Aubrey Beardsley, but more rigorous. Lovely work.
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! Thank you very much!
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Dancedog33 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Wow that's awesome
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D thank you!
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Dancedog33 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
You're welcome
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Naka117 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015
Great work! (And big work, I assume.)
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:iconkastelkreuz:
Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (Not really that big, original it's roughly 8X11 inches)
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nancy-arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love how the scarf developes into the wolf with the trees, but I think I'm even more amazed by the background! there are so many little details I'd never have the patience for : D my congratulations, you really deserve it
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your kind words. The background practically took 9 out of the twelve hours of the process, and sometimes it killed my patience too, but is good to know people like it. Thanks!
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nancy-arts Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :DALove: by Ikue
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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:iconkastelkreuz:
Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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BlueEyedSoul1 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good one!
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Kida-neechan Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the daily deviation, dear ~ ♡
Have a fabulous day ~ ☆
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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oberon13 Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this ^^ It's so intriguing, and the detail and the use of black and white, light and dark, has really created something beautiful
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Kastelkreuz Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it!
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oberon13 Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome! ^^
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TJSGrimm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   General Artist
So much detail! Wonderful work o:
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Art-Essel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
12 hours? O.o i wasn't expecting that. well maybe thats because i rush a lot.
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alex-odnoralov Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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FairyChristie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
The details on the background are fantastic!! Great job with this drawing!!
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Rizuii Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great from a patience point of view let alone actual skill, that background! everything about this is great, love it  :clap:
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Vixenkiba Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So damn detailed... You caught the atmosphere really well in this drawing, it fits with the text very well :heart: I love it!
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ChromaticPresence Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow a relly good traditional art, love the wofl eyes behind, it certainly gives a frightening look :)
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OtakuMudkip Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
I love the abstraction here, and i absolutely love how you drew his breath and the beautiful background. 
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SirPangolin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
Love this. The detail is amazing :)
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elginive Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
great details on this piece, well done!
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:iconfouraki:
Fouraki Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like a simple art style, but it is really intricate. Looks great!
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GermanShepp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Wow! This is fantastic. :) I love how it's so complicated yet so simple!
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CWH-Digital Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice Drawing, cool style :)
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gr8lonewolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Love this. :)
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