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The Owl and the Birds by bumble-boo The Owl and the Birds by bumble-boo
Watercolour and gouache.

The Owl and the Birds
“AN OWL, in her wisdom, counseled the Birds that when the acorn first began to sprout, to pull it all up out of the ground and not allow it to grow. She said acorns would produce mistletoe, from which an irremediable poison, the bird- lime, would be extracted and by which they would be captured. The Owl next advised them to pluck up the seed of the flax, which men had sown, as it was a plant which boded no good to them. And, lastly, the Owl, seeing an archer approach, predicted that this man, being on foot, would contrive darts armed with feathers which would fly faster than the wings of the Birds themselves. The Birds gave no credence to these warning words, but considered the Owl to be beside herself and said that she was mad. But afterwards, finding her words were true, they wondered at her knowledge and deemed her to be the wisest of birds. Hence it is that when she appears they look to her as knowing all things, while she no longer gives them advice, but in solitude laments their past folly.”

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S-A--K-I Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is, this is, AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!
This is, this is, AMAZING!!! AMAZING!!!
[sung along the tunes of We will rock you]


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Llakza Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore Owls!
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frecklednose124 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Ooooooh this is so beautiful!!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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p-o-c-k-e-t Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
aaa way cuteee I love owls ; o ;
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Artist
Aww, thanks a lot!
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XocoWilde Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013   Digital Artist
OMG I LOVE OWLS... and this is so nice and cute. I like the colours you used OwOd
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks so much!! :D
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This-is-aino Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Colours in this are beautiful! I really like how you did the little birds there, they look cute : )
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! :)
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synconi Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Artisan Crafter
Like an illustration straight out of a storybook; the owl looks so regal, and with all the little birds' gazes turned towards her. Lovely and light and beautiful :heart:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Artist
Aww, thank you so much! I'm really flattered you like it! :heart:
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synconi Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013   Artisan Crafter
You're most welcome <3
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I feature your wonderful deviation here [link]
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Artist
Aww, thank you so much! :)
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Citron--Vert Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome
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Ashkevha Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
wah, owls are my favorite. This is so cute. ;_; The water color looks so nice and whimsical. I totally aim to have something of you work on my wall someday.
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student Artist
Aww, thank you so much! I'm really glad you like it. :D
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sourisdesbois Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! :)
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Fawa1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :D
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Kosari Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simple and beautiful illustration :heart:

Really enjoying these fables, too... a lot of them I've been unfamiliar with :)
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you're enjoying the fables too! :)
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
very lovely illustration :heart:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! :)
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littlemoonboots Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
you're welcome :heart:
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bunny1990 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Nice illustration!! I love it!
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! :)
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the framing of the owl and birds. All the little birds have so much personality. Great colors scheme too. Very pretty. :heart:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Very pretty! :iconowlplz:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks!
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elysiaw Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
so cute ! Love the colours and shapes. Also, the fable that goes with it is interesting :) I've not heard it before :heart:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like the fable too! :)
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Abblecrumble Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! ♥ I love the leaves in the background too. :love:
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot! That part was fun. :)
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist
I love it as usual <3
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bumble-boo Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks a lot!
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SorbetBerry Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist
NP! <33
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