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The Butterfly that Stamped by Himmapaan The Butterfly that Stamped by Himmapaan
Then the butterfly stamped. The Djinns jerked the Palace and the gardens a thousand miles into the air…

Illustration for The Butterfly that Stamped, from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by The Folio Society, 2012. Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico cold pressed (the old kind no longer in production), 180 x 255mm.

I enjoyed myself with this one and included ‘portraits’ of myself and a few friends as Solomon, Balkis, and the Djinns. By ‘portraits’, I don’t mean actual likenesses but rather attributes and visual clues (of those who are on dA, ~anatotitan is Solomon, ~Ashere is the djinn in the centre, and I am the djinn on the far right).

More illustrations in the Just So Stories folder.

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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Whatever7795 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is an absolutely fantastic piece. The details are fantastic and the color is so bright. Very nicely done. :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I figured that was you, with crane's wings.  ;)
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
it's a magical piece!
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ReplicantAngel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
So beautiful! I thought you might be the one on the right, since those are crane wings. :) I love that your djinns aren't just "human lookalikes" but *creatures* - something far beyond the normal.
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MiloNeuman Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Beeeuuuuuuuuutiful as always.
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PooFoxPyrocraptor Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wait for meeeee!
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Odilicious Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely!:)
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Lesliewifeofbath Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love Rudyard Kipling...my favorite was Plain Tales from The Hills. Great picture!
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FaDemian Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Totally awesome
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
I do love all the different tails!
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