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How the Rhinoceros got His Skin by Himmapaan How the Rhinoceros got His Skin by Himmapaan
'Then he ran to the palm-tree and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed himself against it...'

Illustration for How the Rhinoceros got his Skin, in Rudyard Kipling's Just So Stories, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by The Folio Society, 2012.

Watercolour on Saunders Waterford hot pressed; 150 x 260mm.

A detail of the rhinoceros.


More illustrations (and more to come) in the Just So Stories folder .

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"Them that takes cakes which the parsee-man bakes makes dreadful mistakes." ;)
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suburbanbeatnik Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
The contrast of the rough texture on the rhinoceros's skin-- and the feathery fronds on the palm tree-- are pretty amazing to behold!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Joanne.
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Lovely and vibrant. I love the rhino's cranky and confused expression.
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negativefeeling Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you'll say I'm weird, but I love the detail of the man up in the palm tree :)
Apart of (of course) the detail of the rhino's skin :D
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Not weird at all. I'm glad somebody noticed. Thank you!
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
I love the way the sepia toning gives everything that hot, humid feel. I get the impression it may come on to pour any second. Great expression, too. =)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I actually didn't give it any sepia toning for this one, hehe. But I'm very glad the atmosphere is somehow being evoked. Thank you.
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Alene Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oops! I shall say that it is then entirely down to your skill at evoking atmosphere, even *without* using a sepia tone! =P
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annask Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
It's so soft-looking. I like the expression on his face :D

PS. I got your Aladdin book. It's so, so beautiful. I was so happy when I got it!
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