It's been forever since I did a painting for Illustration Friday, & I almost didn't make it this week. The prompt was "whisper." I started thinking about the kind of creature that would be adept at hearing whispers... hence this little fellow. Can you see the hidden message? It's kind of a giveaway. ;-)
Acrylic on text scanned from The Reason Why, a natural history book of questions & answers from 1860. It features a quote from Shakespeare: "Give every man thine ears, but few thy voice." Also an engraved diagram of the human ear that turned into a form of vegetation.