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The owl and the Pussy Cat by HannahChapman The owl and the Pussy Cat by HannahChapman
I love Edward Lear's nonsense rhymes :love: ...

Please fullview if you have time - it's full of tiny detail and I'd love to know what you think! :meow:

Pen and ink on A3 craft card

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

Pussy said to the Owl, 'You elegant fowl!
How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:
But what shall we do for a ring?'
They sailed away, for a year and a day,
To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood
With a ring at the end of his nose,
His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.

'Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling
Your ring?' Said the Piggy, 'I will.'
So they took it away, and were married next day
By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,
Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,
They danced by the light of the moon,
The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.


Also see the rhyme - The children of the Owl and the Pussy Cat
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:iconselkis1701:
Selkis1701 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2016
it's beautiful! i want take my color pencils and just start to paint (sorry my english)
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:icondevorad:
Devorad Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Beautiful :love:
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:iconmajadalgaard:
MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible detail!
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Drachenfuerst Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don#t know if i comment it already
BUT

it IS SOOOOOO cute!!!!! :heart:
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SuzyQ2pie Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Simply love this one. <3
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DigitalWood Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey I really like the detail with the stars and bubble patterns. I do a comic based on the owl and pussycat, it makes for a great source material, loving your work!
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TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconrozalek:
rozalek Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Great combination of sky with stars and sea with starfish!!!
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:iconteamcharlieswan:
TeamCharlieSwan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student General Artist
OMG I read this poem SUCH a long time ago :dance: ty SOOOO much for helping me remember this :glomp:
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13lovemillion Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome! the detail is remarkable! just one thing to point out... Bong tree. tee hee hee
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:iconliononstage:
LionOnStage Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
This is very beautiful!
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:iconmetaldready:
MetalDready Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
Cute cute cute!
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cloudyspuk Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Lovely work :lol:
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blue-glass-rose Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
aww so sweet! :3
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kayceeus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adorable, I love the underwear!! :D
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: Thank you!
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HoLLyp0p Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Simply adorable version, I worked on the Owl and the Pussycat at uni for a full project, really good fun!
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: it was one I'd been meaning to do for ages - I'm glad you liked it! :love:
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GramMoo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:woohoo: Featured here [link] :omg:
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SonicJalopy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
I'm a sucker for the "childlike wonder" pieces and this really captures that kid inside that keeps me drawing. I love the rich contrast and expressive characters, and I especially love the blending of ocean to sky, starfish to stars. Great stuff!
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Aergia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Aaw! This is lovely, and full of details, indeed! The owl and the Pussy Cat are soooooo cute! :heart:
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:iconhannahchapman:
HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ankewehner Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like the bubbles and stars (or starfish ;)) frame. :)
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:iconhannahchapman:
HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D thank you! :love:
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dama-nisse Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
the detail it trully beautiful! =)
love the rhmes, made me laugh =D
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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musikfreak202 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
omg this is adorable~ love the details + everything else! :iconawwwplz:
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:iconhannahchapman:
HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :love:
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musikfreak202 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
welcome~ ^^
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
This is an awesome picture, I love this style!:heart:

And the Owl and the Pussy Cat is one of my fave poems ever, I've loved it since I was a kid!:)
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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doodler89 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
You're welcome.:)
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Jenniej92 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the use of black & white here <3
the stars and dots make it even more cute =)
you should be an childrensbook illustrator =)
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cheerful and cute! I'm in love with the details. :heart:
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :love:
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hezoo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
LOVELY. I remember reading this poem many years ago... Your illustration is so nice and smooth. To add a more childish feel to it, the stars in the top border and the simple fish do the job. There is a mix of simplicity and detail, actually. It's very pleasing to the eye <3
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:love: thank you!
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Hippopottermiss Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like your pen & ink work best. This is great - love the details :D and the seeminly effortless smooth transition from the sky to the seabed in the background :clap:
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanks!
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SweetlyDarkLullaby Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thats really cool and cute
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle:
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Anamia Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Adorable :love:
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! :)
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PeriwinklePaisley Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Man, you had to upstage me! Great job :love:
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:giggle: thank you!
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Loulou13 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy did this take me wayyyyy back.
I've always loved this poem. And you have illustrated it so well.
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HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:love: thanks!
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MerryMeeper Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I love it! You've illustrated this poem beautifully. I love the border and the way you've drawn the waves.
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:iconhannahchapman:
HannahChapman Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank youuuu! :love:
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