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"Dudelsack:a kind of bagpipe. Really." by Natasha Dahlberg

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SciFi and Fantasy Art Dudelsack:a kind of bagpipe. Really. by Natasha Dahlberg
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'I was content, but having raised me well, my parents were keen to sic me on the world.' 'How could you tell?' 'My mother decided to learn to play the dudelsack and my father heartily encouraged her.' 'What's a dudelsack?' 'A pigchanter. No? Never heard of it? Suffice to say the instrument looks like a piglet impaled through the head with a reed pipe and it sounds like a piglet run through a mangle.' 'Oh. How do you play it?' 'You blow into the chanter and squeeze the pig in your armpit. Stop laughing! I'm not making this up! It effectively inspires a young man to hit the road and seek his fortune.' 'I'm sure it does! Tell me another!'

12 Mar 2002:-) Megaera Callisto Lorenz
The lines are so smoothe, and clean, and flowing. This picture has a lot of grace, vitality, and personality. She looks so alive. You really have a fantastic style -- it looks like a cross between Classical Greek and turn-of-the-century art.
24 Jan 200345 Stelmarta
hi again, just couldn't resist a bagpipe picture (I do play them after all). I like this, it makes me smile, especially since it's a fairly accurate description of that particular family of instruments. By the way, did you know that dudelsack is the swiss-german for pipes? probably. I'll just shut up now.
19 May 2003:-) Michelle Smith
Oh, this is so corignal, I love it! I'm kind of confused with the dialogue you've written, can't understand who's talking. You're style is very simple and elegant, spartan. And she's got a tail! How faboo!
2 Jun 200345 Electra Thornburg
The tail on the lady and the plumpness and everything is so cute and awesome. Luff your style!
5 Sep 200345 Lucius Appaloosius
You've obviously studied the St. Blasius MS ( although in the original, it was probably a sheep- or goatskin - a pigskin would be too porous for that purpose).

To add some personal & irrelevant notes: I'm something of a weird-instrument fetishist myself; built a set of pipes with membrane reeds (see Experimental Musical Instruments), a couple of hurdy-gurdies, & am currently working on an organetto.....
3 Oct 200345 Geoffrey H. Schorz
That's rather funny, because I play both a dudelsack and its Flemish equivalent, the Moezelsack. I would highly recommend looking a bit at the works of Pieter Brueghel the Elder, a High Renaissance Flemish painter. A lot of his paintings featured bagpipes of the area. It's just really nice to see a non-Scottish bagpipe appear in art.
3 Oct 200445 Rusty Oatmeal
Man, I love those toenails.
7 Aug 2007:-) Jessica "horselover" Hornsey
OOh I understand you!!! I can speak english and german!!!
I love the pig!! he is sooo sweet!!
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'Dudelsack:a kind of bagpipe. Really.':
 • Created by: :-) Natasha Dahlberg
 • Copyright: ©Natasha Dahlberg. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bagpipe, Elf, Instrument, Musician, Recorder, Story, Wind
 • Categories: Body Study, Elf / Elves, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Mechanical/Technical Pencils
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