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Missing You - October 1940 by KristinaGehrmann Missing You - October 1940 by KristinaGehrmann
The last hurried telegram that reached him had been sparsely detailed and half-blacked-out, only the words '__________AT SEA AGAIN________ CPT HADDOCK' remaining. Tintin still has the scrap of paper, ragged from his own stroking fingertips, despite everything that the war has taken from him.

Static crackles.

“I miss you so much, Captain,” he blurts out, helpless to stop the words, “I miss you, I miss you, why didn't you-”

The bubbling hiss is his only answer. He knows why Haddock didn't follow, this time; Britain called him, the last beleaguered bastion against Hitler's might, and what could the captain do but answer? Tintin had flung himself headlong into death, after all. “Captain,” he says, low, desperate, and with a precise click, the line goes dead.

It is October 1940. The world is at war.


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Inspired by a fanfiction of the same title which can be found here: [link] - the above excerpt is from that beautiful story. :)

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Reference used: [link]
Medium: Photoshop and Wacom tablet, as always

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:iconsapphiresoul102:
SapphireSoul102 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no Tintin :iconcraiplz: this is a beautiful piece btw
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:iconguineawhale:
guineawhale Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
He looks like Marius from the latest Les Mis movie.
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:iconmusou-ka:
Musou-ka Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god. ;A; So beautiful.
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:iconlj-phillips:
LJ-Phillips Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional
Beautiful piece - your depiction of the character looks so vulnerable!
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BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Sorry for another comment, I finally had to read the fanfiction for this and then Homecoming...
This picture brings tears to my eyes every time I see it... I can picture the emptiness Tintin must have felt deep in his soul and the loneliness Haddock must have felt all those years-- never mind the war, how they survived the war without seeing each other for so long was a miracle.

I would like to see you do a picture of their reuninon for Homecoming to give this sad painting a happy ending. :)
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
I did draw their reunion: [link]
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:iconbardofmaple:
BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
I'm sorry, I saw it after I went hunting for a bit. I found the other version and read your blog about how you cannot enter fan art in competitions or sell it.

That one is just simply beautiful, to capture Tintin and Haddock in their most blissful moment (Well that would be something else really lol) was a nice treat.

The story itself was very romantic--I think the writer should have explored exactly how they were separated because I think Tintin would have followed Haddock to England, but of course war was an ugly thing and as a result many sad parting happened.

I do wish some artist would do an ode to Haddock and Chester's friendship.

Sorry for such longwinded response. I cannot wait to see your next Tintin Art!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely no need to apologize; I appreciate all of your insightful kind comments. :)
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:iconbardofmaple:
BardofMaple Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
No problem, I just finished chapter 19 of my fanfiction. Been working on it for over a month now so I like to browse art and other writers' work for inspiration. I can't do anything with this opus of mine other than publish since of course the characters are not original.
Chang is about to come in the story. I think it's interesting how most people prefer Haddock/Tintin which I do too and then you have those who like Tintin/Chang. I find it even more entertaining on tintinologist.org where there are some serious bigots on that site who get offended if you even think mention a slash pairing.
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BardofMaple Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
As usual,
Amazing and full of power!
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rainbowtail101 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
This made me cry a little ;w;
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:iconworldstobe:
WorldsToBe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SERIOUSLY I ALMOST CRIED WHEN I READ THE DESCRIPTION.
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WorldsToBe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! THIS IS INCREDIBLE. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THIS AS A REAL STORY!!! OR EVEN BETTER A SERIES OF MOVIES! I DONT WANT CAPTAIN HADDOCK OR TINTIN OR SNOWY TO DIE !!!
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:iconmurr-ma-ing:
murr-ma-ing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is still one of my favourite paintings. I mean damn.
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CandyGroove92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the captain is dead?!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No, just far away ^^
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:iconcandygroove92:
CandyGroove92 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh!!! :O_o:
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x-Jazzy-B-Real-x Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Does he have a number I can call?! :iconimpervyplz:
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:iconnightmarevirus:
NightmareVirus Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
He is wonderful, and let the emotions run wild, a moving picture, and sad at the same time.
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:iconsweet-insomniac:
Sweet-Insomniac Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, this is gorgeous. And so pretty and bitter. I love it.
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:icontrustie:
Trustie Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply beautiful!
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LadyVinca Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student
Love love love ♥
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Killrave Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   General Artist
Nice! Ich wünschte, meine Bilder wären auch so realistisch wie bei dir! Die Details, die Emotionen. Klasse!
Ach, irgenwann wird das was bei mir...
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ToxicZ0mbi3 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
o m g
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:iconxtreamcrazy:
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully detailed piece! Love the colours!
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Beautiful Art has been featured in my Journal

:heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: [link] :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

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Arts from :iconmy-art-realm: group
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:iconbataraz:
bataraz Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Artist
coole version..
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Atra-Caelum Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Oh goddamn, I wasn't expecting this.
Hold on, tropical storm on my face, no big deal.
Sob sob sob
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:iconeumeia:
Eumeia Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
BEAUTIFUL drawing of Tintin.
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SneeMonster Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the clarity and precision here is amazing. really fantastic
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:iconaec101:
AEC101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
This is amazing :) What tablet do you have?
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wacom Intuos 4 A5. Thank you =)
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:iconaec101:
AEC101 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I ordered my Wacom Intuos4 Wireless tablet a few days ago :) Does the Intuos 4 work well?
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It works great for me =)
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:iconaec101:
AEC101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
thats good. Is there ant trick features you could perhaps give me a headsup about?
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
No idea what it can really do. The only feature I use is setting the key on the pen to [Alt] and Right click.
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:iconaec101:
AEC101 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Ah, alright. Well when it comes in all know who to ask if I have any trouble :) Thank you
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S-T-A-N-Z-I-E Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Wonderful, you know the film is a true must see adventure. Youve certanly made me want to read on there...
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Suzanne-Helmigh Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love how you painted this! Very skillful.
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
ganz wunderbar!
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:iconningnomaningnong:
ningnomaningnong Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww....awesome!!
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:icontonyzhang88:
tonyzhang88 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice..very nice :)
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:iconbukanorang:
bukanorang Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GREAT SNAKES !!!
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:iconmahmoodalkhaja:
mahmoodalkhaja Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!!! :heart:
love the colors and style!
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:iconah86:
AH86 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Echt mal ganz andere, aber sehr gute Interpretation. Gefällt mir ganz gut.
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:iconsoercling-hemstaer:
soercling-Hemstaer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Unglaublich, diese Details. Vorallem das Haar ist überaus beeindruckend.
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:iconkristinagehrmann:
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Vielen Dank! :)
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DarkElektra Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
Great artwork! ^^ :clap:
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fuhrmannskoffer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
hab SOFORT erkannt, dass es Tintin ist! die Haare sind ja sowas von unverwechselbar ^^
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