Nikko - Illustration

  This is a watercolor of Nikko, the winged monkey from the MGM movie, and the main character in my book The Winged Monkeys of Oz. I like the monkeys because, like the Tin Woodman, they are great icons of Oz. There are lots of scarecrows, and lions, and little girls with dogs, but show someone the Tin Man or a winged monkey and voila! They are thinking Oz!