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Mammoth Garlic by ursulav Mammoth Garlic by ursulav
While closely related to elephant garlic, mammoth garlic is shaggier and has much more dramatic tusks, making its home in the far north. A typical herd is led by a garlic matriarch and contains a number of adult females and their young cloves. While female garlic remains with the herd, juvenile males will eventually leave to join the loose bachelor herds of garlic bulls.

Look, I visited my parents last weekend, and somebody gave me brandy. I cannot be held responsible for what happens after that. And as long as nobody asks about the sketches of bighorn pears, or god forbid, the lemonlopes, we'll all be okay.

This is acrylic, 12 x 24, on this snazzy cradled gessoboard that I really, really like, but which is quite expensive, but then doesn't need to be framed, so not all that expensive in the long run. But I'm cheap. Anyway. The original is for sale, still noodling around figuring out how to do good prints in this format, though.
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Pixel45 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What's logic? i don't know. Do you know? You don't know.
SunnySparkle441 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes a very special imagination to be able to see such interesting things in simple fruits/vegetables and such. I really love surrealism. :)
SKJMJQ Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Health guards, at least!! Magic!!
RoyalDuchessMajesty Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Let me join you majestic creatures! Take me with you on your Ice Age journey.
Bari1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, this is great.
Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2014   Artist
Keep one as a pet and you'll never have to worry about vampires again. The smell would repel every bloodsucker for miles around. 

Got an idea for another fruit critter: the puffer durian. No sea predator would dare try to eat one:
Zebucompany Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
how would you ever think of this hahaha
hippie-juice Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student
i LOVE this!
Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hilarious yet creative. I love your work!
Dawnshade1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Filmographer
:iconcannotevenplz:  Oh my goodness...I words can describe this. No words :XD:
xtcgm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I love this. Where can I buy some?
TorpidMarauder Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Ursulav is my new favourite artist.

Like, ever.
Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I can tell you're a gardener!
saversteel1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice idea and good technique :)
randomrandomandeven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I have this image in my head of cro-magnon hunters stalking the Mammoth Garlic across the tundra in order to season their soup. I'm so glad that we have the miniature ones where I live. We haven't had any garlic-related deaths for at least a century.
b9paradox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is hysterical, and brilliantly executed. Well done!
WeasleyWoman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL laughed my butt off at this, reminded me of the Panorama spaghetti heist before my time. xD great!!
ellenherbert Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
this is just tremendous. Someone much always keep you in brandy!
NaokoElric2250 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This made me laugh, and the discription more so. It is surreal.
Dendroabates Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very nice works...i have only seen a part of them, but theyre very funny!
KeelerBeez Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
How cute!
DJAntoni Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I was looking for Mammoths and I found this... funny, surreal, and beautiful, I loved it.
MugoUrth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's sad when you look up animals and the first thing you get isn't an animal.
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Please, GO ON!!! :D
SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! This one is amazing! I just can't get over how much I LOVE these weird fruits!(i'm not sure garlic is a fruit, but that doesn't make it any less amazing!) The 'young cloves' are so cute! ^.^ :excited:
KiraDeFox100 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Henningway Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
You are a genius!!
angeloftheodd08 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I love this whole series! :heart: I am a huge fan of surrealistic work and your descriptions and art remind me of a fruit/vegetable version of Dougal Dixon's "After Man" book.
theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lol there is nothing i can say but AWESOME! that is all...
Silidrea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Your mind is strange and amazing love this stuff!!!
1in0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
ok... now i've seen it all!

Brandy you say - c'mon! What did you use? tell the truth :)
Swamptey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
yea, thats genius ^^
Hannakin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ahaha, wow, sheer liquid wonderment!
Marilyse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! You have talent- and wit, too. This reminds me a little of the "house hippo" commercials that I used to see. Very clever, and very cute. The cloves are the babies? I really love the way they seem to lumber along- I'll be keeping my eye out for these. :)
Zippo4k Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
Love this and the "Bighorn Pears". :XD:
mokusch Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
just one quetion:
do they smell like garlic too???:D
Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I heard these were hunted by Saber Toothed Chives.

This is way cool! :clap:
SALioness Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Wohow...:aww: You know ive been watching you and atleast most of your work for a long time now and still theres pieces in your gallery i havent seen...shame on me!! Anyways...i Love this and the bighorn pears hehe and i noticed that it developed a sort of fruitobsession in your case for the future to come..:P but hey...atleast ur creative when ur drunk..;) Quite charming really.. Wonderful job!
Ski-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student
Genius. Never would I have paired mammoths and garlic. awesome
animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
You know I really don't like alcohol, but honestly if Brandy did something like this...

-assume brandy is alcohol-

I don't know anything about that stuff...
Fidori Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
haha wonderful!
Neurotiker Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
tasty. and very well drawn.
Nokiramaila Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ha ha ha, amazing :XD:

Just fell in love with your mammoth garlic >.<
Omnywrench Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
I'm faving this on the sole reason that I absolutely love garlic.
klmarsala Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
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Lunar-Liaison Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
*lol* I saw this a long time ago, before I had a deviant account...and my step-daughter just now found it for me again. Great picture. I love the concept. Very creative!
lajk-ne Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008
squiglemonster Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Doing a little collecting :D
KetsuekiRyu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmmm...Mammoth garlic....

I love your art with the fruits and vegetables.
HighwindEngineer03 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Lol, I imagine garlic mammoths keep predators at bay with their distinctive and overpowering odour!
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