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The Orphan by KristinaGehrmann The Orphan by KristinaGehrmann
Tintin visiting the grave of his "father" Georges Remi a.k.a. Hergé.

References: My own
Medium: Wacom tablet and Photoshop
Time taken: Somewhere between 20 and 30 hours, spread over 2 weeks
Close-up at 100% original size: [link]

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This picture is certainly one of the most beautiful pics I've ever seen. It makes me cry (a little bit)...
This so so so touching, I've never seen something like this.
The author is simply incredible. You make Tintin so real, I thought it was a colsplay, and THAT's amazing.
Plus, I love the grass, especially the rose that Tintin is holding. The author has really captured the best moment of the emotion for make me cry. On top of that, I must say that I felt in love with the Tintin's emotion, I thought I can hear the cries. Tha's really a good job.
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40 out of 40 deviants thought this was fair.

All stars filled, because taking away from the fact it's Tintin for a moment, this is one of the most beautifully classic portraits of someone simply missing their parent. The background, the church (which is old and BEAUTIFUL), and just the whole slightly grey tone makes the sombre and lonely mood stand out even more.
Going back to Tintin, he looks so young here, but at the same time, he looks ... reserved? Which suits his character, of course. In some sense, it's like the background is reflecting him, rather then he's openly showing emotion.
It's absolutely perfect, really and truly.
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Kwenta-N Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
It's very beautiful and sad... poor Hergé, poor Tintin... I'm listening one song and I thing it's making my sadness even worse... But this picture's very strong and courageous. Thanks, author.
youshouldhearbells Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2016
This is easily one of the most beautiful pieces of fanart I've ever seen.
IraPetrovna Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2016  Student General Artist
So sad.... :(
sampea Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2015 looks like a picture...Tintin's expression is perfect.
Rui-Abel Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015   Digital Artist
Heart  Beautiful
sketchywhiskers Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I'm crying :'( why do I love him even more?
GirMonster Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful.
ProjectAnimation Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Oh, I'm going to cry! You are a beautiful artist! Great, touching job! :cry: Happy cry (Tears of joy) 
Shiro-san12 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Such a beautiful picture...
JazzyLick Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
That's not okay.
I can't-
That's not allowed.
You're not supposed to do that-
RandomMaze Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
this is lovely! I can't believe my eyes.. they almost cried. This is just perfect :)
AvengeZelda Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
The feels!!!!
NatyBarbosa Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I do not pay Internet to you break my feelings I think I've fainted.  Waaaah! 
DorciAlphArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So saaaaaaad :-(
waterl Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014

It is wonderfull and a bit sad .

I likeit.


EpicWolfOfDarkness Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Is. Beautiful. :heart:

R.I.P. Herge. :pray:
Traheripteryx Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The emotion in this Tintin fanart is wonderful!
kiberkitty Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
soulful work
Musou-ka Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Omg, this is fantastic and so emotional. ;w;
BritBritlove20 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ahah poor tintin
TalieTramontane Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013   Photographer
Tintin adventures have been following me nearly all my life and I am 52. He's my favourite character. Thank you for this and all your work about him and Capitaine Haddock. It's simply amazing :)
Firestorm2121 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. This is an amazing piece of work.
Valentine345 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Otulissa3 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013   Writer
This is a really nice piece and it makes me imagine that all those other tombstones belong to other dead writers, like Dr. Seuss and such and that their creation visit them as well. May I feature this in my journal?
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) Yes, you may feature it in your journal.
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
who grave is that Tintan is at?
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's the grave of Hergé.
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
who was he?
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Inventor of Tintin.
Makosharkman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

the author of the book?

KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, the author of the Tintin comics.
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MrsHuff Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww! *gives him a hug*.
Pieohpah69 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Awesome idea and beautifully crafted!
Aetherya Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ars est longa. Vita brevis.
tintin-lover Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW shouldn't Remi's wife be behind Tintin, she is still alive, but what would that make Tintin, half or not or FGAGDJGSHGdHS wtf mind!
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Beautiful and touching. Hergé was a genius. :iconwhiteroseplz:
Gwenchen93 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Eine tolle Idee :3
Cartoondoctor3 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So touching and bittersweet...and yet so beautiful as well...
nonconformistboat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is incredible. :iconbravoplz:
suneye1999 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is brilliance!
Verolise Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
mc-comic Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Love it !!
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MorrigainCrow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A really great work. You can be proud of it
LegoVasavouchi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. That's really lovely. The whole concept is so sad and sweet, and your execution leaves nothing to be desired; the artwork is beautiful!! Love the whole thing. Absolutely love it!
ginabina Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Beautiful...and very emotional. Love your work!
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WorldsToBe Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this and the emotion in his face. I've never seen Tintin cry, but he looks like hes about to.
KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you <3
Makoyana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So sad, but so beautiful TuT
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