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Dorothy on the Kansas Prairies by TheHermitage Dorothy on the Kansas Prairies by TheHermitage
"Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer's wife...Not a tree nor a house broke the broad sweep of flat country that reached to the edge of the sky in all directions. The sun had baked the plowed land into a gray mass, with little cracks running through it. Even the grass was not green, for the sun had burned the tops of the long blades until they were the same gray color to be seen everywhere...When Dorothy, who was an orphan, first came to her, Aunt Em had been so startled by the child's laughter that she would scream and press her hand upon her heart whenever Dorothy's merry voice reached her ears; and she still looked at the little girl with wonder that she could find anything to laugh at....It was Toto that made Dorothy laugh, and saved her from growing as gray as her other surroundings."

Pen and Ink, Watercolor on stretched Arches 140 hot press.
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Dorothy on the Kansas Prairies by *TheHermitage ( Suggested by MissDudette and Featured by STelari )
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pugmamma Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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madmarch-hare Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist
I really love this version of Dorothy. She looks so innocent. And is she by any chance reading The Wizard of Oz? :D
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MissGribouille Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Great style !!! I really love this, and congrats for the DD :clap:
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doctoryanko Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice
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snikeye Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So well drawn, it gives me a great emotional feeling!! :iconawwwplz:
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ZoeHildebrand-R Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wonderful details
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Wow...
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ohallford Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
DD is well deserved.
I like this a lot.
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teddyberry5 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The details are amazing on this picture. Toto's ear that's flipped back is so lifelike.
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williewildcat Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Being a Kansas native I have heard all the jokes and punch lines about Oz and Dorothy and Kansas. This piece of work is exquisite
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