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Morning by ursulav Morning by ursulav
I had a hard time waking up this morning. (It's an old gag, Garfield's done it often enough, but some sentiments are universal....)

Mixed media, 9 x 12 on hotpress arches. The dragon from "Inchwyrm" just kinda appealled to me, and I felt the need to revisit that style (if not the absurd body styling.) Original is for sale, prints available, visit [link] or send an note!
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Ithirica Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
this is the cutest thing!
I guess even dragons need their morning wake up cup.
dLeighJewelry Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a t-shirt with that on it! It's one of my all time favorites!
LeitimBR Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great night yesterday, huh?
babbletrish Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Fine work.
Kate-McCridhe Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I need this one on a coffee mug...
Erusaku Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
awww, i love this one!

aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
perfect! that is exactly how I feel every morning :aww:
purplecatcreatives Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
OMG!!! How'd you do a portrait of me???? Eeek!
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It has been found from the word of the week : "MORNING/s " :sun:

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MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Awww he looks so tired @.@
Bright-eyez Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
Id like to get this for my dad. so if you could make it a print Id truly appreciate it.
ursulav Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
It's a print! I just don't sell 'em through DA--send me a note and we can set it up!
GrayMater Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2007   General Artist
I would love this on a coffee mug. For now it goes in favorites.

I'm a coffee and fantastic creatures fan, and I have struck gold!
Acorncupcake Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
I love him he looks like me in the morning.. And i can't live without my coffee. hehe He is very cute i wish i could have a cup of java with him./wink =)
violetrosepetal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006   Photographer
This is totaly my boyfriend in dragon form sometimes...even for work I have to shove him out of bed...then he's racing around mad at me because he couldnt get his but up and why didn't I wake him
dLeighJewelry Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely LOVE this!!! :love:
It is so me. I saw it and loved it on the Ellen Million (?) site months ago.
I hope you still have it there, because as soon as I get a little extra cash, I want to get it on a t-shirt!
MajorMystery Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Photographer
This makes me laugh. Great job:)
Helens-Serendipity Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh i love this... it's just how i feel at the moment :giggle:
juggernautical Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
i printed this off and stuck it in our science labs because we're all coffee-holics in the morning! everyone loves it, much to your credit. fantastic, keep the exceptional pieces coming! :+fav:
senoritafish Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2005
As many have said, I so identify with this it's not even funny!
0o9i Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2005
LOL...good portrayal of emotion.
WantFriesWithThat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
He's obviously NOT a fact, neither am I
Unless music wakes me up, then I'm ready to face the day
Lilithx13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004   Photographer
A dragon having tea...:lol: :D
Xx-Nevermore-666 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
Wicked! The coffeeness is especially great.
Sandora Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Oh WOW!!!! I just love the media effects u have gonig on!!! Keep 'em coming!!!:eyepopping:
CuddlyDemon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
I am neither a morning person nor a pleasant person to be around the REST of the day (that is, a dragon-lady). So, I relate! Yayrelate!

Ohyeah, and :+fav:.
bablefish Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
:clap: hee hee hee! oh, that is so good! the expression, the droop in the wings... the very essence of getting up on a Sunday morning! :+fav:
Anathien Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2004
I love it :)
Just as I look like in the mornings :))
littledeer Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2004
a classic never dies, and some are just more expressive in a favorite medium (dragons!)
Very nice!
AtomicSquid Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2004
Wow...just wow. I mean, I've been looking through your gallery, and I LOVE EVERYTHING IN IT! :D I just HAVE to fav this for sure though, for the mushrooms and that adorable sleepy dragon that I can SO identify with. That is totally me in the morning. :P
TabrisXVII Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2004
I think that's definitely a sentiment we can all sympathise with!

Wonderful piece - I really do love the amount of character and personality you manage to work into your art. Each of your creatures are so lovingly created, and have the most endearing of expressions! Of course, your fabulous skills as a painter compliment that beautifully. You really are a master of your craft, that's for sure. Your works certainly show that you have a brilliant sense of humor, too. (It's always a joy to see an artist unafraid to have a giggle into the deal!)

I'm rambling a bit, sorry, but what I really have to say regarding this piece specifically is that the look on it's face is truly masterful - I don't think I've ever seen the famous (and oh-so-familliar) 'coffee zombie' look portrayed so well before. Simply Brilliant!

...And now, I have the strangest of urges to go and make some strong coffee. Thankyou for that. Hehe.
ChiChi-Usera Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2004
That is soo KOOL !! Coffee goodness.
OrakianDragonGirl Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely coloring. ^_^ Always giving me a good impression and your art never cease to awemaze me ^_^ Favioriting!!
rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
thats awesome i just love the look in his face
toxicd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
Yes, I too, am not a morning person. I feel the little dragon critter's pain. I love his design, his markings and the back two talons just somehow make him cuter.
Cynosura Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004

mornings have been hell for me. i wake up sick, sick to the bone. plus i had been up all night tossing and turning because I could hardly breathe because I'm allergic to some unknown... thing in the air at my house. Theoretically, it's cat dander. But there's no way I'm getting rid of the cats. But yeah, when I sum it all up... I wake up cold, coughing, with an aching back (ever have your back ache from coughing so much?), nearly passing out after scaling a set of stairs (coz when you can't breathe, going upstairs is like a death wish).

oh man... i hate mornings.
redflame13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004
i can commiserate
EmmCeeAndrew Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to the world of Neil's favourites :)

Love the look in his eyes and his downturned lip, fantastic.
Slinky23 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004
That's me in the morning! except, not a lizard.
Kanasaurs Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Ahaha! Oh, that's just the best! He's just so uninterested. Oh, yes. Good. Mmm. Ahaha!
jimmylovesahat Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
poisonous-ferret Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
my god.. that's me every morning... all zombiefied and about to attack someone when provoked.. :O.o:

i love the colors you use.. your work is very pleasing on the eyes and i always enjoy it.. and i love his little legs..!! :D
mojaam Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
Hehe, now that you mention it, Garfield's expression looks like this most of the time lol. Nice work.
MistressGristen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004   Digital Artist
I feel like that alot in the mornings
MistressGristen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004   Digital Artist
I feel like that alot in the mornings
floatybearthing Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004
that's so neat!!!!very original.:)
stonepineapple Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
woah, that was nuts, I just read the title for this and at the same time in the song I'm listening too said "Morning, this morning" WOAH!

cup a' joe
Kata Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Lol this is awesome ;) I love the coloring on him, and his little toadstool seat is great :D well done :D
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