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La Le Lu - und das kleine Herz friert zu by Aqua999 La Le Lu - und das kleine Herz friert zu by Aqua999
First of all - what's on the pic?
The background is made of two photos of the very same place - one is from WWII and one is from present time.
The kid is just a random kid taking part in WWII, and yes, children were involved if you didn't know.
The kid is handing sand/gold dust to my OC, and I can imagine this kid saying "you sleep too". Free to interpretate.

Overall inspiration to this art came all from song "Sandmann" by Oomph! and the title is my fav part of the song. I kept it in original form (german) because I liked the rhyme and couldn't translate it to keep it rhymed.

La le lu
Und das kleine Herz friert zu
Wenn die andren Kinder fragen:
"Wie viel hast du?"


(La le lu
And the small heart freezes
When other children ask:
"How much do you have?")

Originally I wanted to draw a poor kid handing/getting money, but then my friend reffered to WWII and I decided to draw lil german soldier passing Sandman's sleep sand to XXI century. "So you can see our life through your dream" sort of stuff.

I'll put up translation of the lyrics (parts) if anyone wonders what the check gave me the idea;

Sick Germany
Can you understand their fear
When they fall asleep?

La le lu
Only the man from the moon
Watch poor children sleep
Therefore you sleep too

La le lu
And the small heart freezes
When other children ask:
"How much do you have?"

Sandman, Sandman
Turn off the light
The truth is cruel
So give me sleep

Sandman, Sandman
Come to my house
Pour sand into my eyes
And never wake me up

Dry bread makes cheeks go rosy
The boy lives in a high poverty
He cries, his lungs already hurt
Hunger flames in mouth of a child


- Sandmann by Oomph!

Base: [link] by me
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:iconponizrcool42:
PonizRCool42 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww...
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:)
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:iconamybird:
AmyBird Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great job!
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks~
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:iconmelodiamystic:
MelodiaMystic Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful Work...
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you :)
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Rosalen-chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
i like how you did you clothing, im still working on my clothing on my own drawings. i love the picture to
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconcattledogcass28:
cattledogcass28 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
That's a good idea for a Holocaust art work :)
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks, however that's not what I originally wanted it to be xD
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:iconcattledogcass28:
cattledogcass28 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah I know, it's based around WWI I get that.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
It's not based around any concrete event
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:iconcattledogcass28:
cattledogcass28 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh sorry :iconsweatplz:
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:icondemonflames:
Demonflames Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a sweet and sad pic. You did an amazing job at this. Truly you did. :)
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much :3
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:icondemonflames:
Demonflames Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :)
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hunnyclover Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing. and the history makes me speechless
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you
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:iconhunnyclover:
hunnyclover Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome!!! <3
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:iconallthelovelybadones:
allthelovelybadones Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks ^^
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:icontygersaurus:
Tygersaurus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, this is wonderful!

I absolutely adore the concept of this image, very emotional and inspiring. And your dolling skills certainly make the image come to life. (:
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you very much :)
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:icon118haloman:
118HaloMan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Impressive work! :D
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks :D
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:icon118haloman:
118HaloMan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure~! :rose:
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SpiralSunRise Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaw ;A;

Very nice picture, I love how you merged past and present backgrounds together!
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I googled them, but still thanks xD
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ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear :cries:

Amazing work :clap:
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much ^^
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:iconthunderwolfang:
ThunderWolfang Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome! ^^
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DawnLightinPond1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You know my History teacher told us the hardest thing the people at the Crematories did was when the children came. In Drama we did a play about the experience of certain Jews in the camps, and there was a 15-year-old soldier in it. Because it was nearing the end of the war in the play, so course there were kids on the battlefield at the time.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm sure the play was very moving, I hope everybody enjoyed watching it :)
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:icondawnlightinpond1:
DawnLightinPond1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but we still scored third place, and when we did the play for our school none of the students cared.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That's how it usually is at school. Such plays are just meant for more mature audience.
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DawnLightinPond1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it seemed rather disappointing too. But I had ot handle making the lighting just perfect for this. Lucky enough me and my partner, who was doing sound had it good. But our children in the flashbacks messed up some. I think that's what made us lose a chance for first or second place.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Might be. Sounds like everything else was well done.
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:icondawnlightinpond1:
DawnLightinPond1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah it was pretty smooth.
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Hitman-2020 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
When I saw the title the code: La la lu le lu came into my head from MGS
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Lol xD
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OmniTilly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Poor boy. I love the mix of backgrounds.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm glad you like it~
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:iconmad-manga-bones:
Mad-Manga-Bones Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist
How do you put a background behind bases? (Young Inexperience Artist)
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I open the image I want to use for background, then go to my base edit (make sure the background is white), copy it and paste on the background image making sure the option 'transparent background' is set on. I hope it helped ^^
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SharmaineZoe Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Ooo, nice background, ties in the feel about the meaning and stuff.
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks~
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SharmaineZoe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Np :)
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AlfoClau Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
how sad!! :C
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:iconaqua999:
Aqua999 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Smile~
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