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Then the butterfly stamped. The Djinns jerked the Palace and the gardens a thousand miles into the air…

Illustration for The Butterfly that Stamped,
from Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories, published in a limited edition of 1,000 copies by The Folio Society, 2012. Watercolour on Fabriano Artistico cold pressed (the old kind no longer in production), 180 x 255mm.

I enjoyed myself with this one and included ‘portraits’ of myself and a few friends as Solomon, Balkis, and the Djinns. By ‘portraits’, I don’t mean actual likenesses but rather attributes and visual clues. I am the djinn on the far right.