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Catching a firebird by gonecanuck Catching a firebird by gonecanuck
I saw this and used it as a reference [link]

This is an illustration of the fairytale that I liked reading when I was little. It is called The Humpback Horse [link]
It is about a guy who has to get a firebird for the tsar. So his horse (who is way smarter than the guy) tells him to pour wine into a vat and put grain in it, and that would attrack the birds. So he catches one of the birds by the tail.


Gouache, gold acrylics on wood.
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional General Artist
Not at all.

:)
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artbyRenata Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
Delightful story and art. It sends me back to my childhood days. Thank you! :-) :clap:
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
Oh my god this is beautiful!!! It's so magical-I just love it!
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Thank you, Karrin. Magical is my favorite word.
We seem to share a fondness for fairytales! :handshake:
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
I think we do! :blowkiss: They always make for great art.
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Superbum Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Student General Artist
Is a firebird a Phoneix by chance?
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