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The Little Good Mouse by Himmapaan The Little Good Mouse by Himmapaan
*Updated 9th July, 2010. New scan of original artwork. Other illustrations from this set are gradually being updated. Please see this journal entry for further explanation.

'The Little mouse had dragged in more and more'

Illustration for The Little Good Mouse from Andrew Lang's The Red Fairy Book, published by The Folio Society, 2008.

Pen and ink and watercolour on 140lb/300gsm Arches cold pressed, 245 x 185mm.

Other illustrations for this book: [link]

I do have to confess: grateful though I truly am for the Daily Deviation this received, I'm much more reticent about the adjective 'quaint' applied to it (the explanation for which would be too lengthy to include here), or the slight implication that this image somehow gives a flavour of what much of my gallery constitutes. But make no mistake, I am thankful and I am personally fond of this illustration nevertheless. Forgive a lover of words for being too keenly aware of very particular nuances...

Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
Please do not reproduce without permission. Thank you.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2009-09-05
Delight often comes in the smallest surprises, as shown in this quaint illustration by *Himmapaan. The Little Good Mouse is only one of many charming pieces from this artist's gallery, be sure to take a closer look. ( Suggested by WaitingForTheWorms and Featured by snowmask )
DaBair Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this story! It's among my favorite stories in The Red Fairy Book. The picture is pretty too.
GilPires Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thumbs UP!
luckytoyn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Yeah indeed, this definitely deserves a DD!
Both simple and sophisticated, this is really great!
Passin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Really cute
VeronicaRosejones Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Adorable!!! :)
coolrat Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how cute :heart:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
It's great! Congratulations to the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
BethCarr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, it's a beautiful illustration! I love the colors and the composition of the piece.
rose-colligan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
beautiful, BEAUTIFUL line work! and so delicatly rendered in watercolour. Perfectly balanced. Well deserved DD :) x
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