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"A Monstrous Bird" by Sara M Osth

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2004-12-24: I suppose most of you have experienced it. You have ordered something that is to be given away as a gift, and then it doesn’t arrive as planned. This is a result of one of these occasions. It was Christmas Eve (yes, Swedes do get their Christmas presents on Christmas Eve) and my brother’s book hadn’t arrived. I made a card telling it would come. It started out as a bird – yes, I have a thing for stylised birds – but turned into some kind of monster instead. I guess that the balance of the pattern demanded front legs... The odd white area is where the text was. It wasn’t that interesting.

Original: watercolour on pencil under-drawing, on hand-made paper (linen-based). 10*15 cm.
December 2004

30 Jan 200545 Adana jeessie@hot...com>
Hello again! Just so bad that you haven't got any comment about this bird, so I just had to do something about it! *Leer*

Back to the topic! What is it; A bird? No; A...thingy..

It feels so...so... mediaeval! Like one of all the animals people sketched around maps and..stuff. yeah, I know. I don't know what I'm talking about. But I do like it. The legs are just rightly placed, gripping the frame. Really, really nice. I suspect that that brother of yours also got to be very happy even for this card. =)

:-) Sara M Osth replies: "*grins* Thanks!"
30 May 200545 Carolin Emily Southern
Pretty bird! It looks almost like a feathered dragon, or perhaps a griffin. I like it.

1 Sara M Osth replies: "Glad you did!"
26 Jul 200545 Agalophotis
Hope your brother appreciated the card as well as the book. As usual, very good work! Keep it up!
13 Sep 2006:-) Linette J. L. Withers
Lovely. And so deceptively simple. You have an excellent control of watercolours.
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'A Monstrous Bird':
 • Created by: :-) Sara M Osth
 • Copyright: ©Sara M Osth. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bird, Blue, Christmas, Handmade paper, Pattern, Watercolour
 • Categories: Mythical Creatures & Assorted Monsters
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Watercolour
 • Submitted: 2004-12-28 16:04:02
 • Views: 721
 • Resolution: 560x407

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