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Armadilloupe by ursulav Armadilloupe by ursulav
The common armadilloupe is a creature of forest edges, increasingly common in the suburbs. While it prefers to dine in the cool shady forest, tearing into the trunks of rotting trees for ants and termites, it also likes being near cultivated gardens, where it will spend hours sleeping in melon patches, mimicking its cousin, the cantaloupe. Whether this is a clever ruse to fool predators, or whether the armadilloupe is just lonely is a question that has never been adequately answered by science.

9 x 12 mixed media, fooling around with a new technique. I had a lot of fun with this one. Original is for sale for $275, prints are available for $10 and $20 plus shipping.
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:iconwolfcat87:
wolfcat87 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Oh yeah!!!!
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finn-icky Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
I always love your art by itself, but your art descriptions heighten my enjoyment ten-fold :love: :+fav:
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Laralluna Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009  Student Writer
Any armadilloish creature has my number one fan vote. :lol:
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AyraPennytoes Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
Adorable.
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:iconredkora:
Redkora Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
How do you manage to make things so cute?
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:iconalexluna:
alexluna Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Student Interface Designer
God you're silly. Keep it up.
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GravyTaters Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I always love the little stories behind your art, it really makes for a good muse with good drawings. Clever play on words also.
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Expressified Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
oh my gosh it looks like a melon! I LOVE IT
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SlightlyAvocado Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
SO CUTE. I'm such a fan of armadillos :heart:
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:iconhorselover0001:
horselover0001 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Amazing! :D He's so cute! :aww:
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:iconexquisitedefect:
ExquisiteDefect Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
So adorable.
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lemonloverx7 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
thats cute!!!!
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:iconrebelatheist:
RebelAtheist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
Aww, this is adorable. It reminds me of a book I used to read when I was little by Jan Brett (I think( about a little Armadillo that chases a girl with red cowboy boots. He he.
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:iconicestar523:
icestar523 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
that is ... AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!! NO ITS AWSOMETASTICAL
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:iconharuka--chan:
Haruka--chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cute! ^^
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EvaLilith Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww ^^

I would think that could be dangerous for him if the cantaloupes were about to be picked...
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Pretty cute! :aww:
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:iconavencri:
avencri Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That little guy sure has a funky/fruity look on it!
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Neurotiker Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
An endboss of RockmanX was an armadillo. Since that point of my life I started to love those cute animals.
The picture is awesome. The bright colors are speaking for themself.
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:icongorekat:
GoreKat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the colors! Fantastic job on the textures here, that cantaloupe shell is just magnificent! beautiful work, as always.
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:icondragondew:
DragonDew Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Awww so gorgeous!:love:
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DruidElf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
I don't even like canteloupe, but I think this guy is awesome.
Of course, I do love armadillos... :D
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:iconladyaria:
LadyAria Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Awww how cute! I wish I could buy it. I love it!
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thewhitewizard1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Whether this is a clever ruse to fool predators, or whether the armadilloupe is just lonely is a question that has never been adequately answered by science."

OH RLY?
I must say, old bean, is this fact or just a CLEVER RUSE?
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:iconkaoine:
Kaoine Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Really cute. I think he should have seeds in his ear, though.
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CatInYourCloset Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh goddd. I love the greens you used here. It's so cuteee.
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Twitchy-Kitty-Studio Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love that not only are you a talented and skilled artist, you're also a skilled and talented storyteller :love:
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Luftballoons Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
What a cute design! Good work. (:
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:iconkanahebi:
kanahebi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
cute! =3
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:iconwolfthunder103:
wolfthunder103 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
awwwwwwwwwwwwwww...hes so cute!!!!!
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Twain28 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Brilliant, of course!
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:iconthe13wizard:
the13wizard Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
This is one of the Cutest thing I ever see in the last time!!! and the colors are beautiful of course!
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Rhahsid Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
nice
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:iconflamelish:
Flamelish Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Awwww....
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student General Artist
Cute! <3
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crabmuffin Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Cute. <3 I love the cantaloupe texture, and the underbelly really pops.

Awww. Lonely armadilloupe
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CittensCollar Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Friggen cute.
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StellaTortuga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Awww ^^
I love the concept of a cantaloupe cousin.
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:iconlady-afrit:
Lady-Afrit Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
lolz what if sombody trys to eat it? O-O
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jessica-margaret Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
I love your little back stories for everybody, your illustrations are awesome by themselves but the stories make them that much better.
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BurtonizedPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
cute! i can just imagine him going up to a friendly-looking (real) cantaloupe and asking it to be friends...
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walnetto Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional
Very cute! I love the concept and could just picture him all rolled up! *Now I'm going to feel guilty eating cantaloupes!*
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:iconensei-anbi:
ensei-anbi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
armadilloupe ftw! =^__^= he's so cute, i'll keep him company if he's lonely :3
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seph018 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a lovely picture! I totally love the armadilloupe "design", the background coloration, all the little details and the lighting in it! :+favlove:
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:iconwoodfang:
WoodFang Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
Aww he's cute!
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:iconpineappleeeez:
pineappleeeez Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
I'll never eat a cantaloupe again!
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Inkmonkey-Woodis Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
That's effin' adorable
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:iconbrady-kj:
Brady-Kj Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Cool.
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streetshinobi101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
awwwww....
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great work
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