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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2020, 14:13:50 »
I would love all of those.. generelly we love odd critters... Just the bunnies rub us the wrong way..  Maybe they look too detailed next to the klickys? Don't know.


Yeah, I get that about them looking a little strange alongside regular klickys.  The Grasshoppers are delightfully odd too though, so I think they look less odd.

On a slight tangent, the bunnys would lend themselves very well to use with some of the knights stuff if anyone wanted to recreate some of these  :lol:

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2020, 14:40:47 »
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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2020, 17:41:42 »
Those illuminated manuscript rabbits are quite scary, but one of the comments suggested they were a sort of medieval visual humour for Lay People (like the cartoon pages in a tabloid newspaper of today?). I think Terry Gilliam had seen these marginal rabbits when the Python team wrote Holy Grail!
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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2020, 19:02:50 »
On a slight tangent, the bunnys would lend themselves very well to use with some of the knights stuff if anyone wanted to recreate some of these  :lol:

Eish. I'll have Knightmares.   :0

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2020, 20:12:17 »
Eish. I'll have Knightmares.   :0

 :lol: >:D

Those illuminated manuscript rabbits are quite scary, but one of the comments suggested they were a sort of medieval visual humour for Lay People (like the cartoon pages in a tabloid newspaper of today?). I think Terry Gilliam had seen these marginal rabbits when the Python team wrote Holy Grail!

Yes! & the comments are interesting for numerous reasons! (esp for me re. the linguistic, gendered & religious symbolism of hares & rabbits in that time, some of which I knew already) & I agree, Gilliam must have been aware of some of those when working on Holy Grail.     



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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #15 on: March 06, 2020, 02:50:07 »
Yeah, I get that about them looking a little strange alongside regular klickys.  The Grasshoppers are delightfully odd too though, so I think they look less odd.

On a slight tangent, the bunnys would lend themselves very well to use with some of the knights stuff if anyone wanted to recreate some of these  :lol:

YES! Someone mentioned the drolleries! Hoo boy the imagery we could get! How about giant snails for knights to mount/fight?  ;)

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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2020, 04:54:47 »
YES! Someone mentioned the drolleries! Hoo boy the imagery we could get! How about giant snails for knights to mount/fight?  ;)

:heart: the drolleries are great right! :D

I'm ALL in for giant snails (I love snails, I had pet snails for a while many moons ago), but if they fight with the knights those knights better watch themselves! (I'm sorry klickies, but I'd have to root for the snails).  :lol:

(er, I've actually been looking for the 123 snail, because, SNAIL!!) :heart:

Oops! Not doing well staying on topic.. must think of more forest folk stuff & stop getting sidetracked by snail battling knights & murderous bunny people.  8} ::)  (seriously though, someone with knights please set some stuff up & take photos! :heart: :lol: )
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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2020, 14:02:19 »
:heart: the drolleries are great right! :D

I'm ALL in for giant snails (I love snails, I had pet snails for a while many moons ago), but if they fight with the knights those knights better watch themselves! (I'm sorry klickies, but I'd have to root for the snails).  :lol:

(er, I've actually been looking for the 123 snail, because, SNAIL!!) :heart:

Oops! Not doing well staying on topic.. must think of more forest folk stuff & stop getting sidetracked by snail battling knights & murderous bunny people.  8} ::)  (seriously though, someone with knights please set some stuff up & take photos! :heart: :lol: )

I could try drawing a giant, mountable snail.  >:D


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Re: "Forest Folk" sets drawing on vintage children's illustration
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2020, 18:11:19 »
I saw it on Instagram and knew exactly where the ideas were coming from :D It's a great drawing, and there is even the 123 Snail that could be used for that