Tea with the Griffin by jackal

Tea with the Griffin

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Added: Aug 28, 2004
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The griffin knew that the mouse was blind, and thus had no idea that he was having tea with an enormous monster that, despite the foreparts of a dodo, nevertheless posessed a carnivorous feline stomach. But it's lonely being a monster, particularly when your front half is extinct, and so he pretended to be a much smaller creature, and drank tea very cautiously out of the mouse-sized teacups, and kept his voice down to a whisper whenever he visited the mouse.

The mouse was, indeed, blind (being descended from one of a moderately famous trio) but was also nobody's fool, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with his hearing. The griffin's breathing couldn't come from anything smaller than a bull elk. He occasionally wondered if he should offer his guest a bigger teacup (or possibly a barrel) but figured that if the griffin wasn't going to say anything about it, neither was he.

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Guest's picture

Very cool!

Guest's picture

I love the work that you have done with a humerous sentiment. This one takes the cake!! I love it, and i hope that you keep up the great work!

Guest's picture

Haha, as usual nica art mixed with a touch of a good smirk.
Lennarth

Guest's picture

Great story!!! Laughing out loud

rita's picture

Ursula, I love the little story and just love the painting. ABSOLUT GREAT. MORE

pooky's picture

Aww, I love the story! It complements the picture perfectly and it's so sweet. Wish I could live in your world, it must be very cool there. Smile

jackal's picture

What, you haven't heard of the rare and majestic dodo-griffin?

Guest's picture

Delightful! Exactly my idea of a bedtime story. Fabulous characters ~Trish

Guest's picture

It's a cool picture and all,but aren't Griffins supposed to have the bird parts of an eagle or a hawk

toeknuckles's picture

i've been admiring your work over at DA for a while now. i had no idea you were also an epi artist! great to find you here!

djinn's picture

That's just the most delightful story - and painting. Smile

kizalon's picture

Great work! Very original looking griffin =). I love your style, very rich and detailed.

darkling's picture

I love the colour used on the rocks, as well as the way it plays with the colours of the griffin and mouse's attire. Your painting (and the story that goes with it) makes me wish that I had faery tale books like this to grow up with. Very smart mouse, indeed.

Art at its best.