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The Fox and the Egg by ursulav The Fox and the Egg by ursulav
I've never quite figured out what's up with the blind jesters. (I'm not even sure if they're CALLED the blind jesters.) They seem to be a multi-species bunch, they all wear checkerboard-edged robes that cover their eyes, Quick the donkey may be one (but he's a neophyte if he is) but that's about all I know.

I suspect they're an order akin to mendicant monks, and they find a lot of things amusing. I'm also not entirely sure I want to see under the hoods. I mean, it's probably nothing, they seem like a mostly good-natured bunch but....well...I can't completely rule out that there's something uncomfortable under there.

They wander into Gearworld occasionally, but they aren't from there.

I wonder if they know the Monks of Perdition (or hell, maybe they ARE the Monks of Perdition...that would make a certain kind of sense...)

8 x 8 mixed media on gessoboard. Over the years I've done a fair number of animals in this sort of costume, and I'm still no closer to figuring out where they're all from.

Original is probably going to AC, but is for sale. Prints available for $10 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details!
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Taren14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
So there's a story behind these pictures?
Greysfox Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
I always kind of assumed they were the Monks od Perdition, myself....
Sugar-Bielbog Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Why is it so thoughtfully contemplating this egg?
Sugar-Bielbog Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Why is it so thoughtfully contemplating this egg?
Charishawk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010
I am a sucker for these checkered-robe critters whenever you post them. I have the print of the donkey and goldfish in my kitchen, and everyone loves it. My friend John Snyder (comic book illustrator) was admiring the rocks last time he was over. :)

...And now I want a print of this one, too. GREAT. Hee.
boldfox Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Love the Fox looks like he's from discworld or something like that!
JumanjiShishioh193 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
It's Robin Hood! I kid, cool picture.
danc1ng1nthera1n Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
the chicken and the egg... now this is a whole other question. :D :clap: I love it
Knap Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2008
:omg: I love the look the hood on the cloak gives the fox. awesom!
CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
The purple is the cloak is an awesomtastic touch. ALso, would the ears sticking through the hood make it hard to take on an off easily?
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