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The Mikado- Yumyum Nankipoo by BlueBirdie The Mikado- Yumyum Nankipoo by BlueBirdie
Illustration for a Gilbert and Sullivan Calendar for a troupe in NY. I was happily assigned the Mikado to Illustrate a scene from! Calendar is all in B&W but I really want to do this in watercolor too. *__*

I love the Mikado, and hope to be in it someday. It is sooo funny- I rented it on VHS yesterday and watched it for the first time in years, It's just so silly! And the singing- is beautiful! Here's a link to story/song synopsis of this scene:

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Tryphosa20 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous, would you allow us to feature this at our group?
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daisybtoes Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012   General Artist
That's very pretty. It almost looks like it came from the blue willow dishes. You should do this in blue.
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chill13 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
'Of course, we would never hold hands, thus' cuz flirting's punishable by decappitation! I just went to see this play and it was awesome. You certianly capture the mood of this scene. This is such a beautiful picture even though it's in black and white the way you have shaded it I can just see all the colors. The pose is so sweet as are the expressions!
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fayefujiko Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010   General Artist
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MoonLament Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!


: ) Im currently Pitti Sing in a Production of The Mikado!
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xDaisyMayx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Love it!!
i was in the mikado once- it was great fun- i love the songs, G&S is the best thing ever!!!
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PhantomBlue246 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
i love that play!! i just saw it performed yesterday except for the play is set in modern time and i absolutely fell in love with the play by the first scene!
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PharoahArch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Hah this is well done! I really love the expressions on their faces! I'm actually in the midst of a production of the Mikado and I AM the Mikado. It really is a great show! And well done again! ^^
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Ohhh! Bikuri-Shakuri Toh!! :sing: Isn't it so fun? :)
You lucky guy-how i'd love to be in the Mikado, alas there is little G&S here in Maine :) Thanks for your kind comments. Let me know if your group wants an illustrator to design the poster/brochure. ;)
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PharoahArch Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
:sing: OHHH NI-BI KURISHA-KURITO! OH YAH, OHHH YAH!! :giggle:

Its a load of fun! Since I'm the Mikado, I'm only in part of act two though, so my director is letting me be in the chorus in act one, so I'm throughly enjoying myself. And yeah, I will! >w<
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PheobeMeryll Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
Awww...very cute.
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love the style :D
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imabubble Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just lovely ~~
I was in The Mikado once. The music is so good! XD
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Manga-in-a-Bottle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Lol. Never seen it, but from what I've read about it, it is so obvious that ol' Gil 'n Sully knew buttkiss about Japan or Japanese culture :XD:
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I know it! >_< thats why it's soo funny, it can be absurd sometimes too. It's interesting to see their point of view- a pretty stereotypical one *_* The music is fun and the songs are beautiful though.
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saraistarr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
Aww how lovely. =3 I'd like to see this colored too, if you ever do it! ^^
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KBBARCO-91 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!! O.O!!!
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emla Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Professional
Very pretty! It's also cute how you used the birds in the tree to repeat the couple in the foreground. Nice work!
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BlueBirdie Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks! :) glad you noticed the birds ;)
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shadow-otm Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
The Mikado is one of my all time favorite plays! That and Pirates of Penzance!

+faving!
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HIKARUSHIDO Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: that's pretty =D
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