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"The Curious Case of the Missing Eggs - Lookout in the Mountains" by Dave Cripps

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'Are we there yet?' complained the wizard. Then, realising that he sounded like a petulant child added, 'It's getting dark and I don't really need to be caught out here with my robe up... so to speak.' He cleared his throat noisily to cover his embarrassment.

'Oh aye Merlin,' called out Jeff from the front of the small caravan, 'Look there's the river like an' the pass beyond,' indicating the whole vista with a sweep of a stumpy arm.

'Aye Merlin look,' chipped in Duncan, quite unnecessarily, 'there's the old Lookout tower, be nice and comfy in there the night.' He grinned with the look of someone just about to sneeze.

'Duncan's right. Best get there before night fall like,' called Jeff. The rest of his words lost as his pony seemed to shrink before the wizards' eyes though he realised that it was walking down a rather steep gradient. Whatever he said next was swallowed up by the Gorse bushes between them.

'What's he say?

'Best be there before nightfall Merlin, 'cos the goblins'll be out foraging the night', relayed Duncan.

'Goblins man?' put in the blond elf, whom the wizard though might be called Golgleaf or something like that though he had never found out since he never said much except to the other elf. Whose name was definitely Blackarrow, or perhaps Blackhawk.

'You never said anything about goblins, bach?' Goldleaf accused Duncan.

'Aye well you never asked did ya lanky?' retorted Duncan, a little too abrasively for the wizard's liking. The two, elf and dwarf, gave each other a withering look before turning away to scan the horizon.

With a sigh the wizard consoled himself that at least while in his pay they won't be killing each other. Hopefully, he added to himself.

11 Sep 2008:-) John R Farley Jr
Is that an elephant or old man skull on the left? So these are two paintings also, I like the two-panel effect. The sense of distance and size is good too.

:-) Dave Cripps replies: "Unfortunately I only have a few of this sized canvas panel left... Who said thank goodness for that?! No one seems to be selling the little sizes.
Elephant? Oh yes I see it. Maybe it’s like the Phantoms’ Skull cave. Never noticed when it was painted. Maybe that’s where the goblins are... "
12 Sep 2008:-) Andrea Lanzoni
Nice work! I also read the description, this time, and found it good, too ("...I don’t really need to be caught out here with my robe up...", 17D ).

:-) Dave Cripps replies: "I was going to say ’With his trousers/pants down’ but wizards don’t wear trousers. Well at least this one doesn’t."
22 Sep 200845 Ashy
Coool 22
Nice painting!

7 Dave Cripps replies: "Hey thanks!"
11 Oct 2008:-) Désirée Dippenaar
Hah - the description was hilarious! 1 Loved the characterisation. The picture is great - I like the perspective and the depth, and the dragon far in the background makes a good effect too. I just like landscape paintings 2

20 Dave Cripps replies: "WAHAY! You noticed the dragon! I forgot to mention him. That’s daddy dragon by the way. Watching the progress of the wizard.
I don’t think the characters would translate too well into other languages you’d have to know about the accents of Britain to appreciate them."
15 Nov 200845 Chris H.
Only three comments. ’tis a shame.

Looking at this again, it does lack a little drama, maybe a hill in the foreground would have helped?

:-) Dave Cripps replies: "Yours makes No 5 by the way."
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'The Curious Case of the Missing Eggs - Lookout in the Mountains':
 • Created by: :-) Dave Cripps
 • Copyright: ©Dave Cripps. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Acrylics, Canvas panels, Dark landscape, Dragon, Mist, Mountains, Old castle, River, Trees
 • Categories: Dragons, Drakes, Wyverns, etc, Landscape, Nature, Panoramic
 • Techniques: Acrylics
 • Inspirations: Terry Pratchett, Other Artist
 • Submitted: 2008-09-10 17:05:32
 • Views: 951
 • Resolution: 814x577

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