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Masked Creatures by ursulav Masked Creatures by ursulav
...and I find myself back here again.

Do they talk? I don’t think they talk. I imagine these odd, undifferentiated little creatures, somewhere between penguins and marmots, shuffling between their tiny homes and communicating entirely in gestures.

But, as usual, I could be completely wrong.

8 x 8, mixed media over collaged paper on board. Original is for sale and ready to hang, or can be framed--drop a line for pricing and availability. Prints are available, as always, at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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:iconewerhof:
ewerhof Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
:-)
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:iconfrydaa:
frydaa Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
i love it
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:icondabluetiger:
DaBlueTiger Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
that is soo Hayao miyazaki! O.O and i love it!!
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:iconthableakugly:
ThaBleakUgly Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
wonderful and nice description too :D
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:iconbastard-comics:
bastard-comics Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
These are so cute! I like the subtle colors in the crosshatching.
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:iconkaitlinl:
kaitlinl Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
awesome
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:iconsallafe:
Sallafe Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Interesting... :D
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:iconshivvylou:
shivvylou Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
hey theses wee creatures r fab they remind me a little of the 80´s cartoon ´´The Moomins´
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:iconxtoushirou-kurosakix:
xToushirou-Kurosakix Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student Writer
Your gallery is weird and random. I like it :D
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These are always so much fun. :>
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:icontomitapio:
TomiTapio Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe they're related to the Moomin-world, [link]
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
I like the little guy!
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:iconlovemylittlelie:
lovemylittlelie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
featured here: [link]
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:iconraspberrychan:
RaspberryChan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I like the colors! :3
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:iconhappy-gnome:
happy-gnome Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
fantastic! I wonder what kind of music they would listen to
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:iconbagirenochek:
Bagirenochek Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
They have very tiny wings... it should be uncomfortable to pick their noses...
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:iconolevia:
Olevia Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
They look like baby seals. Very cool.
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:icontucsonhorse:
tucsonhorse Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I imagine them just staring at people in dead silence at random times after appearing out of nowhere. Maybe they communicate via ESP
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:iconjoalff:
Joalff Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
They remember me the spirits from the movie Sen to Chihiro (in EUA Spirited Away, i guess)

I like it =]
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:iconbdavis727:
bdavis727 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
I think they can talk...that's why they wear masks. So they aren't expected to. Very nice work.
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:iconseiberwing:
Seiberwing Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
They look slightly like plague doctor masks.
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:iconcarishon:
carishon Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
do you scan or photograph these? how do you get the colors to stay true?
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:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
wonderful work^^
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:icontoshirodragon:
toshirodragon Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
They're quite adorable. I wouldn't mind one or two running about my place.
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:iconde5sertro5e:
De5sertRo5e Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
They're very dear, yes indeed. Have you ever seen Mirror Mask? :-)
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:iconluciusappaloosius:
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Makes me think a bit of Paul Klee...... 7@=e
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:icongarnethriparian:
GarnethRiparian Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I can't stop staring at them... I kinda think they're just standing there staring back... it's a little bit creepy and a little bit sad...
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:iconttbranwen:
TTBranwen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
They remind me of Kudama, as depicted in Princess Mononoke. Except yours have the mystic of masks which gives them a slightly eerie feel, and they're more adorable for it I think. :D
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:iconsolusfallenwolf:
SolusFallenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
lawl...they kinda look like the Menos from bleach.. lol...
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:iconpopsghostly:
PopsGhostly Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Love this.
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:iconbickpen:
BICKpen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love the way the color is built up, especially in the reds and pinks. I'm also quite endeared to these little characters now -- I think you've done a fabulous job of creating believable characters without an ounce of information about them. Reminds me of the sort of thing you'd see in a Miyazaki film.
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KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Interesing
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:iconhoneyhuntress976:
HoneyHuntress976 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
the big one kinda looks like a plague docter from Italy during the renaissance time era. :D
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:icondelurianne:
Delurianne Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
I (still) love your species. :heart:
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:icongregstolze:
GregStolze Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Didja ever see "Spirited Away"? They probably just say "Uh, uh." But in high-pitched, adorable voices.

-G.
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:iconilikecrows:
ILikeCrows Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
They're strangely adorable.
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:iconeyeslikeabsinthe:
EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely as always :)
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:iconmaeliejade:
MaelieJade Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Very adorable.
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:iconskyrere:
skyrere Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
OMG HOLLOWS!!!
heheh... been reading too much Bleach manga.
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:iconsorain26:
Sorain26 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
I like their designs, awesome.
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:iconsapphire911:
Sapphire911 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
They kind of remind me of the little masked creatures from Super Mario Bros 2. I like!
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:iconkatriana12h:
katRIANa12h Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
i like.
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:iconsmiling-grouch:
smiling-grouch Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Every part of me wants to know how the hell you come up with this stuff. It's fun! I like the rough edgest and the pastel colors. They pair together far better than I thought they would.
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:iconfyrelilly:
FyreLilly Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't quite put into words exactly what it is about these little guys that I so enjoy but I do enjoy them nonetheless. They are quite thought provoking and evocative. At least for me. ^^;
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:iconpia-sama:
Pia-sama Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they're a bit scaring... : o
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:iconnimras:
Nimras Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
I imagine they communicate mostly though interpretive dance, with copious amounts of beak bobbing and weaving.
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:iconmoxandnunza:
MOXANDNUNZA Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome
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:iconlily-stardust:
lily-stardust Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
So cute to me for some reason...they look like little seals or penguins maybe. Great colours!
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:icondragonlover2000:
DragonLover2000 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Student General Artist
That's a really interesting concept...
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:iconwrathandenvy:
WrathAndEnvy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
The multi-use of colors for shading on these adorable little guys is brilliant.

It makes me want to go to their home and learn their language. I bet they play great practical jokes~~
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