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The Elephant's Child by Himmapaan The Elephant's Child by Himmapaan
...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.

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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 .

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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The Elephant's Child by *Himmapaan ( Featured by SRudy )
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ShinySherlock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully done.
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Skull-the-Kid Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Was the story about how the elephant got his trunk? 'cause I remember something like that from my childhood...
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StewieGriffin2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I think I know where this is from. It's an old African folk tale of how the elephant's nose became so long. Am I close?
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simply beyond incredible, the detail and definition that you are able to achieve with watercolour. :heart:
This is such a brilliant piece.
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GraphixS6 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
By far the best illustration of this story I've seen.
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apexpredator7 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Absaloutely brilliant the best portrayal I have seen of one of my favourite stories! You sir are an artistic genius
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LeitaGR Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Wow that's a beautiful work of art!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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Jamielrustyrobot Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Nice
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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