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The Castle of the Fly by Himmapaan The Castle of the Fly by Himmapaan
ĎIím Rumbling Thunder! Iíll tumble you under! Iím Bear Thicklegs!í

Illustration for The Castle of the Fly, from Myths and Legends of Russia, collected by Aleksandr Afanas'ev and translated by Norbert Guterman; published by The Folio Society: [link]

I found this short tale irresistible to illustrate. A fly builds a castle in which he is joined respectively by a louse, a flea, a mosquito, a mouse, a lizard, a fox, a hare and a wolf. The tale ends abruptly with the arrival of the bear, who promptly smashes the castle asunder.

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:iconcloutierj:
beautiful! I love the mix of roots and twigs and architecture, and the delicacy and clarity contrasted with the forcefulness of the bear. (I think the story is just for fun - the sort of thing you tell the kids, getting more and more detailed, and ending with a smash.)
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RainyDayCloud May 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's so fantastical and wonderful! I love the silhouettes, it's so interesting!
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:iconimvad:
The Castle of the Fly = Теремок?! Звиздец)
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Laura-Bosley Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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vashley Apr 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I just love how gigantic the bear is compared to all the other critters. this is striking work
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marecaca Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeha!! i like it very much!
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Rammaddict Oct 3, 2011  Student Artist
good
real good!
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Теремок)
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Rugely Jul 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
I have never read it, so it could be exactly as described, but it just seems so imaginative and unique. It illustrates a world unique to the story. It's such a small thing, but I also love the difference in tone from that of the bear to that of the ground. Great work :)
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