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RFB Title Page: Original by Himmapaan RFB Title Page: Original by Himmapaan
Original title page illustration and hand lettering for The Red Fairy Book (Folio Society, 2008).

Pen and ink, 245 x 183mm; 2007/8

The printed version, together with the frontispiece:


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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
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dana-redde Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ridonculously elegant and lovely :D
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primulatook Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful fantastic bird!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Ooooh, more peacocks! :dance: (A Java Green, perhaps?) :D

I like the clever way in which you've simplified the train, too. And as always, I wish I could steal your handwriting for my own personal use! :lol:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes, indeed, this is a green (though a highly stylised one, of course). :D In fact, whilst I adore all peafowl, if I were forced to choose a favourite, I think I may well have to say the green over the blue. (And if I'm further forced to name a subspecies, it would probably be imperator, for a rather obviously biased reason. :giggle: But I love all the greens equally, really.) One of the many reasons for prefering it is that there is very little difference between the plumage of the sexes - except the train, of course.

My more 'formal' hand-lettering has its ups and downs though. It's not always so reliable. :giggle:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, yes! I have to confess I'd never taken a close look at the imperator subspecies before, and now that I have, I can easily see why! :nod: It's rather unfortunate that greens do not quite have the reputation that blues do, so are not often thought of. Really, now I'm tempted to do a painting of a green when I have more time on my hands! :dance:

Oh, your formal hand lettering still beats my standardized handwriting, that's for certain. If I'm writing something that will be seen by other people, I have to make quite the effort to make it semi legible, and it doesn't help that I write at half the size any "normal" human being would write at. :laughing: And if I have to do more fanciful text, I'm more likely to "draw" it than actually write it! :giggle: Ah well.
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Hehe, oh it's because imperator is native to Thailand that I was tongue-in-cheekily suggesting it as my most favoured, hence my mention of bias. :giggle: =P
Oh, well, I look forward to letting you beat me to it with that painting :D, as I'm not likely to be able to do one any time this decade. :XD: Although I sneak green peafowl in in many places (for instance, behind the painting here:[link] Several in this Aladdin spread: [link]), I've never actually done a proper painting of one before...

Don't forget what I told you, when I first saw your handwriting. My mother and I said the same thing that it should be made into a font. ;) And drawing text is perfectly the right thing to do when the occasion demands it! :D
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
But of course! I surmised as much. :laughing:

I did notice those sneaky green peafowl! :giggle: It's kind of amazing that I'd failed to mention them earlier. As for me painting such a bird, I'm now debating (for when the time comes) which medium I should use. :plotting:

Aww, thank you, dear. :hug: If nothing else, I can think of my handwriting as bearing "distinctive character!" :giggle:
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