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The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo by Himmapaan The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo by Himmapaan
'Still ran Dingo -- Tired-Dog Dingo -- hungrier and hungrier... and wondering when in the world or out of it would Old Man Kangaroo stop'

Illustration for The Sing-Song of Old Man Kangaroo, 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; 265 x 150mm.

Bad compression is bad. Bah.

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More illustrations (and more to come) in the Just So Stories folder .

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(c) Niroot Puttapipat and The Folio Society, 2012.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
A tale of kangaroo evolution .
Creatonists are mental quadrupeds !
I'm an atheist who believes in an afterlife.
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are one of the few artists that lives today who inspires me most deeply. Your work is always beautiful and so detailed. As well, you use the same medium I adore when working traditionally. Not only do I admire all your work, but see it as a means to learn every time you share a new piece.
I hope to add the Just So Stories to my collection of books soon. :aww:
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Ari-Usni Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite of the Just So Stories.
<3
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leeny-loo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so wonderful!!! <3
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owensangel10 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are one fantastic illustrater!
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echdhu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I love KIpling's stories,and your paintings accompany them beautifully. :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I like the touches of blue in the tail, it ties in so nicely with the background.
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bossie-boots Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this its superb :love:
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glorious! :D
That supple blue shading on the kangaroo, the easy motion of both animals, and the lush landscape. Masterwork. :)
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mevagh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
Oh I love it! Beautiful as always, and what a treat to see some of my native fauna drawn by your hand!
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SinisterVibe Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Kangaroos have always been my favorite animal - and this is just beautiful!!
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Moonticore Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It' just beautiful!
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HareTrinity Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous art! :D
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
very fine work! :thumbsup:
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ZaeavYeelell Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful. I would love to think that all your experience illustrating dinosaurs made getting the balance on that tail child's play.
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sovanjedi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional
Brilliant! You should illustrate a book. ;P
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
=P *Throws snowball at you* ;)
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flufdrax Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just thinking of this story today! Wonderful rendition of the later part of the chase.
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I love the kangaroo's "Catch me if you can" face! Your colors and details are always so gorgeous!
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babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful! I love the color scheme!
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wiffyspiffy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
He was grey and he was wooly, and his pride was inordinate, and he danced on a rock in the middle of Australia...

My dad used to recite this to me from memory.
It always varied where he was sitting though!

What a wonderful drawing :)
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful!!!
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the blues, and a little red, you added to the Kangaroo! Every else looks great, but that's was a nice touch.
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DutchOrca Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, just gorgeous.
I love the little details everywhere and the subtle colors, like the hints of blue on the kangaroo.

I wish I could afford this book....
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ShinySilver Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013   General Artist
This book was one that I coveted as a child- I kept dragging my grandma back to the library so that I could read it over and over. I'm absolutely in love with your take on the different stories! Can't wait to see more! :D
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Oh, and the detail in the Kangaroo's legs is just... Wow. :wow:
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FaintSketches Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Such a beauteous Dingo!!!! :love:
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kioshi12973 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
wow, if i could paint like that i would be so happy, this is amazing
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So kind, thank you.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderfully executed, Niroot :clap:
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Himmapaan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Will.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
'T's always a pleasure, Niroot :ahoy:
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