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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...
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Copyright Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2008.
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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 )
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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.
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GilPires Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Thumbs UP!
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luckytoyn Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Yeah indeed, this definitely deserves a DD!
Both simple and sophisticated, this is really great!
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Passin Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
Really cute
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VeronicaRosejones Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Adorable!!! :)
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coolrat Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
how cute :heart:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
It's great! Congratulations to the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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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.
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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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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooooo adorable. Congrats on the DD <3
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volkradugi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute
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boegeob Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
Such a delicate little mouse.
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stevenshipman Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
charming!
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jocie45 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the use of just a few colours which give such impact.
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mockingbird-666 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Digital Artist
CUTE!!!!!!!!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi! I featured this deviation in my journal today --> [link]
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tahndoren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
such an earnest face ..very real and expressive . it breaths a reality that nature has and you have captured.

thank you for the gift.
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CyrionB Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
*This* one I really love. And I see it was a Daily Deviation too!!
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
Very good work.
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the way his tail curls round the stalks of grain. Oh and congrats on the DD regardless of the nuances of wording!
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ArchArad Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
He's just lovely Neroot!
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weeze999 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010   Artist
awww cute
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requiem-at-saturday Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely lovely!
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Ciuin Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Beautiful simple illustration! I has so much life
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Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh how lovely... i have all those books too... one day i hope to read them all :blush:

Beautiful piece of work :clap:
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Lykouros Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Adorable and simple. Nicely done, and the lack of background works nicely with the subject :)
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
most elegant. very lifelike, but with amplified character. ;}
skillfully done.
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, congrats, Niroot! :dance: (I can't believe I missed this earlier... ^^;)
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, April. :hug: :aww:
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're most welcome! :aww: This illustration even reminds me of a particular mouse "friend" I encountered during my regular sessions at the college. Inquisitive little fellow! Ran right up to my feet! :D
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Bless. :D
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MJBivouac Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
This is sweet and charming. Beautiful work.
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Blackofhearts Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
so cute :D
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matadecoco Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Very sweet, and so well-done!
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aeryael Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009   Digital Artist
So adorable!
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saylem Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love the mimamalistic aspect of this. and you did very fine work on one of the most charming creatures ever created!
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mandamoraes Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
i love it!!!!
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justthebegining Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
its so cute!
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Adorable!
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Taboon1 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
beautiful.
reminds me of stories i read to my children when they were so little...
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RococoRoses Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful :) So simple but yet it's such a charming and sweet piece that says so much! You water colouring skill is so admirable too <3
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HeroOrMonster Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Amazing illustration.
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Atalanta2006 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
so well done...
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omerayar Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
woowwwwww very good this work ::)
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elenaeris Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
Nice!
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Azerane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful in the little details but overall simplicity.
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AnnaDefiesGravity Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009  Hobbyist
i remember a story like this :p very great^^
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Jirakotsu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
What a cute little mouse >w< :heart:

I really like the colours of this ;u;
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