Sunday, April 26, 2009

Zoological Specimens

Renowned natural philosopher, Pfrank "Bring 'em Bach Alive" Bach, is seen here at the Soweiter National Zoological Gardens with his latest acquisition, a pair of cameleopards or "giraffes", from his recent expedition to Africa.
And a closer rendition by the artist Maurice L'Ouvre.

8 comments:

Capt Bill said...

Wonderful creatures. The Reich Duke really must plan a zoo, maybe after the Grand Tour.

abdul666 said...

Good to see that not all Imagi-Nation rulers are obsessed only by war!
A nice, fresh touch.

CWT said...

Is Giraffe Cavalry an option?

tidders said...

Fabuloso

Beautifully painted giraffes. I wonder if the King of Wittenberg might engage his services to add more animals for his menagerie.

-- Allan

Frankfurter said...

Reminds of a report of one of our Frankszonian scholar / explorers a couple of years ago ...
nice work!
A

tradgardmastare said...

Lovely stuff Sir! I would love to see more of the same...
Alan

Fitz-Badger said...

Oops, forgot to say - these are Foundry miniatures - they have a good assortment of animals.

Not to blow my own horn, but they came out better than I expected. I did use more source material than is my usual wont! (making up uniforms is one thing...). Took a while to paint - should be worth a few Olley points apiece!

The Reich Duke is welcome to visit our zoo, special prices for crowned heads and entourage!

No, no giraffe cavalry! lol

The Wittenberg Zoo has been an inspiration to us. Pfrank Bach could certainly be persuaded to bring back some specimens for such a prestigious and renowned institution.

Is there some place where we can read that Frankzonian report? (his name wasn't Captain Spaulding, by any chance?)

We will certainly be adding more animals to the zoo as time goes by. Previouly we have shown a few (including some lions, and a boar that precipitated an attack by Stagonia on the ridculous pretense that said creature was actually a member of the Stagonian royal family! What an insult to the poor beast...)

A J said...

Wow! That's really life-like painting! Well done!