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The Patchwork Girl of Oz by Negaduck9 The Patchwork Girl of Oz by Negaduck9
"Labor of Love," an inspirational pic based on an idea that got lodged in my head while reading a collection of all 14 of Baum's Oz books.

Scraps, AKA The Patchwork Girl, is my favorite character in the Oz books. This is my first attempt at drawing her. I stuck the Woozy in when I realized that she needed something to sit upon, and The Sawhorse wasn't the right shape. Plus, the two are an interesting contrast - monochromatic versus a jumble of colors; hard straight lines and right angles as opposed to soft, floppy cloth.

We'll see how the story associated with this turns out.

Baum's Oz books, and all the characters therein, are in the public domain, so I can't give him copyright credit, but I can give him a heck of a lot of respect. You can find all Baum's original Oz books in Project Gutenberg, but I highly recommend the Del Rey printings, or any of the editions with John Neill's drawings, as the artwork adds a lot of flavor to the stories.
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10th-letter Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
fun!
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011
She is a fun character.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I see the hairs in its tail. In my Oz novel, Scraps, soon after she enters "on stage" , she sings -rather spontaneously- "Krizzle krazy woozy
makes anybody doozy
three hairs in its tail
land anybody in jail !
Go pick a 6-leaf clover,
Only then it's only all over.
Go draw water from a dark well,
keep it covered and all is well.
The left wing of a yellow butterfly
Without it the poor thing can't flutter by ..."
She also sings other songs. In fact, her efforts to set her poetry down on paper for publication, is a subplot in my Oz book.
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EmmetEarwax Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Woozy - an Unexplained Phenomenum of Oz.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
One of many.
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KARLTHEGIANT376 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Is it bad that the Woozy is my favorite Oz character of all times? :iconbadplz: Cuz he is, and I love him, and-and-and... :icontiredplz: Yeah, he and Scraps are the bomb.com/cool. :iconimevenhappierplz:
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KARLTHEGIANT376 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Yuppers.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Why should it be bad? Wooz is a good character. He and Scraps make a great team.
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H2-O Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Cool beans! Scraps and woozy look great.
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Negaduck9 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
Thanks! They are definitely fun to draw.
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