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I went on holiday to Kraków, Poland last summer and highly recommend seeing Wawel castle, hopefully on a gorgeous 30-degree day as I did. It has its own history with a famous dragon complete with a fire-breathing monument.

Anyway, I got a tour of the castle interior and was captivated by one of many tapestries which adorned the walls. It was different from the others, the light had more of a twilight feel. Stranger, though, were the creatures within. I discovered a large pile of woven prints of the tapestries in the gift shop and found the only one copy of 'Otters and swans, 1553':

www.dropbox.com/s/53vy2urazo2s…

You see them on the right and think "OK, we have swans, and a 16th century painter didn't know what otters looked like. Lions were initially painted like horses, after all". But no, there's an otter in the water with a fish. What the heck are these things? First of all they're adorable, and I want to make a character based off their "species". But they also remarkably resemble depictions of early mammals. They have the thick tail of a Cynodont. There's a bit of raptor thrown in: they have feather-like patterning on their backs. The babies in the lower corner even appear to have beaks. The topmost creature has a back-ridge which reminds me of depictions of some early dinosaurs.

What does this mean? I think it is clear the only possible conclusion is that :iconewilloughby: has discovered time-travel.
I went on holiday to Kraków, Poland last summer and highly recommend seeing Wawel castle, hopefully on a gorgeous 30-degree day as I did. It has its own history with a famous dragon complete with a fire-breathing monument.

Anyway, I got a tour of the castle interior and was captivated by one of many tapestries which adorned the walls. It was different from the others, the light had more of a twilight feel. Stranger, though, were the creatures within. I discovered a large pile of woven prints of the tapestries in the gift shop and found the only one copy of 'Otters and swans, 1553':

www.dropbox.com/s/53vy2urazo2s…

You see them on the right and think "OK, we have swans, and a 16th century painter didn't know what otters looked like. Lions were initially painted like horses, after all". But no, there's an otter in the water with a fish. What the heck are these things? First of all they're adorable, and I want to make a character based off their "species". But they also remarkably resemble depictions of early mammals. They have the thick tail of a Cynodont. There's a bit of raptor thrown in: they have feather-like patterning on their backs. The babies in the lower corner even appear to have beaks. The topmost creature has a back-ridge which reminds me of depictions of some early dinosaurs.

What does this mean? I think it is clear the only possible conclusion is that :iconewilloughby: has discovered time-travel.

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Sa1ntMax Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch! =D
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InkyBeaker Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for watching my silly little gallery!
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Moeru789 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry christmas everybody Merry x-masNee-to Secret Santa Gift 
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Arnne Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch~! I really appreciate it. :)
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UrbanCowboy117 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch yo :)
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GrayPaint Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Thanks a lot for the watch :heart:
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fecama Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Thanks for the watch!~
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HugeDisaster1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Your OC Doe is adorable. :)
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raeth Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Thank you! Did you see my original?
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HugeDisaster1 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Yes I have!
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