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The Earl of Oregano by ursulav The Earl of Oregano by ursulav
The badger earls of Oregano live in a dry sunny climate, densely planted with the herb from which they take their name. The sixth Earl of Oregano, ruler of the walled town known as Oreganum, successfully stood off the Mongol hordes for over three months, until the Mongols got bored and went looking for easier prey. (Being nomadic horsemen does not make one terribly good at long sieges.) As it is nearly impossible to dig out a badger that doesn't want to come out of its den, Oreganum never fell into the hands of either enemy or ostensibly friendly forces. (Attempts to use the town as a friendly base of operations were met with polite refusal and later boiling oil.)

Many of the most beloved cultivars of oregano still emerge from this region, often from striped and surly gardeners.

One of a series of spice labels I've been fooling around with. Digital, Painter 7, prints available (and maybe someday stickers for use as labels!) at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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tigerkitten030 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
LOV DIS
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jonothesequal Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I don't know what to say about this...It's just so good
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ACEnBEAKY Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Looks like something the late Brian Jacques would write, this looking like a Badger Lord ready to take off his "kiss the cook" apron kick some @$$ after gardening with a bunch of hares. Except for the flying lizard, that told me it wasn't Redwall.
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was totally sure this was Redwall related!

Looks awesome!
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spazfroggie Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
He looks so disgruntled, it's awesome. (Also, totally agree on the Redwall flashbacks. :) )
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Usasi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is groovy, and I love that it is a spice label. I would label my spices with that. :)
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MajaDalgaard Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! I love the color palette and the lovely texture feel. And your excellent back story of course :)
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hunterbahamut Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012   Digital Artist
This is very cool, I really like how it looks. Awesome details here and the tones really give it a great look.
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flaria5 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
pretty surly-looking for someone who deals in "oregano"


if you know what i mean
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Abraxas-within Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"How many boards could the Mongols hoard if the Mongol hordes got bored?" -Calvin and Hobbes :)
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