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Thread: The Intoxicated Ogre A Cautionary Tale

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    Red face The Intoxicated Ogre A Cautionary Tale

    Very dark tale kids....

    This one was a fun one to draw. All from imagination and using all AR3Pro-knife, pencil, pen, watercolor, a few stamps, airbrush, and pastel on smooth canvas. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.

    "The Intoxicated Ogre A Cautionary Tale"

    Everyday at nine
    The ogre was given his wine
    Of dandelion and honey
    And milk from a swine.

    The maiden was fair
    And kind in her heart
    In time she would pity him
    His company she could no longer part.

    He had lived a long long time
    Two hundred years he humbly said
    So many he slew
    So many lay dead.

    Only the bad he would sadly say
    Were the ones he would end
    Never the good or the fair
    Like you. . . I would defend.

    One morning she came
    Without the strong wine
    With horse and cart
    And cheese wrapped in twine.

    The ogre whom she pitied
    Stood tall from the ground
    His voice angry and loud
    With his foot a loud pound.

    She took one look behind
    There was no time for retreat
    Maiden, horse, and cheese
    Were good enough meat.

    The moral to this story
    May be quite harsh
    But think before you soften
    Or bring wine to the marsh.

    You see, the kingdom was kept safe
    With this special dandelion wine
    And usually a fast paced maiden
    Whom didn't stay to dine.

    Written by Sandra J. Alexander 2011
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    It's a capital story! Although I'm not sure if the theme is: "What have you done for me lately" or, "Don't go off your meds" . . . Quite excellent. I'll have Grandmama read it to Pugsley and Wednesday right away!

    Nice one Alexandra!
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    So, never trust Ogres gratitude ...
    Dear Sandra, Your verses and illustration (and the possible tale's morals) are a real delight for kids ... and grown up people too I'd say.
    The expressions are made so well and clear that it looks like an old soundless movie.
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Haha DAkey, it is dark, huh? I think maybe growing up with these shows such as Adams Family may have had a little bit of an influence on me indeed! Thanks!

    Hi Cesare, I really enjoyed making this one. It has been a long time since I actually enjoyed getting back to a painting everyday. There I was going to make this a silly sappy sweet story, and with your delightful and funny comment in the WIP section, it gave me another perspective to consider. Maybe a little twisted, but I thought it would work much better. Thank you!
    I also have a book of the original fairy tales.....oh quite dark they are.

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    This ogre may have been somewhat dark and evil, but certainly his taste for sexy maidens was remarkable.

    Delightful tale and painting Sandy. Well done!
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    Such a lovely story Sandy and boy what a super painting to go along with it but I arent going anywhere near him because he has such a naughty look in his eye
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    Fantastic work Sandra. The writing and art .. love it.

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    Sandy - such a great tale and the illustration to accompany is perfect. the light violet background is just the perfect balance to the figures... the ogre is very clever.....hope you treat us to some more work like this !

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    MikeBB, Thanks! I think the poor ogre couldn't help his lust for people treats, and most of all the females, but in the end his love for the dandelion, honey, and milk wine was his favorite.

    Hi Katie, So pleased you liked it and I appreciate the generous comment. I agree with you, those pervy eyes and expression creep me out!

    Mikej, I am so tickled as we say here in the south-that you liked my fantasy work. I am enjoying your gallery so much. Especially the 3D quality. I am still trying to find a technique I like the best-I am getting close-the crayon, pastel,watercolor, and lastly the knife all combined are pleasing to my eye.

    Thanks so much ghx, I will certainly try and I am so flattered by your request!

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    I loved this over on DA dear Sandy utterly brilliant
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