...the Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snake... said, 'Rash and inexperienced traveller, we will now seriously devote ourselves to a little high tension, because if we do not, it is my impression that yonder self-propelling man-of-war with the armour-plated upper deck... will permanently vitiate your future career.'
This is the way all Bi-Coloured-Python-Rock-Snakes always talk.
So he pulled, and the Elephant's Child pulled, and the Crocodile pulled...
Illustration for The Elephant's Child
, 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; 255 x 180mm.
This illustration also accompanied an article by Michael Morpurgo in the Saturday Guardian on 5th January, 2013 (below).
More illustrations (to come) in the Just So stories folder
----------(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.