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Stripejack Forest by ursulav Stripejack Forest by ursulav
9 x 11.5, mixed media on paper sealed to paperboard composite...schtuff.

The funny thing is that I actually may have to do a digital take on this because I couldn’t get the textural effect I wanted, and the thing in my head was much creepier and weirder and the rabbit design was actually rather more deformed, but somewhere in the course of the painting it became rounder and less freaky and the whole thing became rather less alarming and more straightforwardly cute.

Some people try to do cute and it gets creepy. (ANNE GEDDES, I AM LOOKING IN YOUR DIRECTION) I try to do creepy and it goes cute. We all have our crosses to bear, I suppose…

Original for sale! Prints available at [link]
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:iconindirie:
Indirie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
the striped trees caught my attention, but i do love the cute (!) rabbit, too! 
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DameOdessa Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondragonhiplz:

this amazing work has been featured in my journal: [link]

:iconhappydayplz:
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:iconcoyotmar:
Coyotmar Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh My ♥ :D
I love the bunny expression, and I like very much the trees or roots, the stripes on them add a very good volume.
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:iconcinberillion:
Cinberillion Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Love the color!
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:icon07snowblind:
07snowblind Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist
It's like a fairytale! :la:
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:iconpauleberhardt:
PaulEberhardt Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It DOES look cute. I could imagine a lot of possible stories behind it.
I like the way you can mingle the cute with the strange. It's delightfully over the top but in a pleasant way.
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:icontomitapio:
TomiTapio Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's a good piece!
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:iconpetitfee:
PetitFee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
so pretty bunny
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:iconmystiquedeep:
MystiqueDeep Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been following your art on here for years (though i rarely comment). I wanted to say, though, that I always enjoy reading your little stories about your creatures. You have such a vivid, wonderful imagination.
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:iconpepperpig:
pepperpig Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011   Writer
cute ^^
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:iconthethirdt:
TheThirdT Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student General Artist
as a painter i have a question....how are you getting such good pictures of the paintings? are you having them scanned?
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:iconkishasa:
Kishasa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
so beautiful^^
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:iconkatieunicorn:
KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
first thing I think of that picture :
omg so lovely *-*
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:iconnobawdy:
nobawdy Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
hey would you mind putting a few select prints on amazon so i can use my store card? :D
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:iconaunnyd:
aunnyd Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Love the piece, and really lovin' the explanation. "I try to do creepy and it goes cute." Haha!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable and amazing.
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:iconfroggfire:
FroggFire Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm with ya! I try to do cool or edgy and it comes out excessively cute EVERY TIME! Maybe it's more a reflection on our personalities, because I'm am neither cool, or edgy... :sniff:
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:icondiamondleaf:
DiamondLeaf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Well, at least you know you've got cute down.

*tickles cute bunny and loses a finger* Ooow.
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:iconmechanicalfiend:
mechanicalfiend Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
creepy weird and yet very cute
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:iconodylic-force:
Odylic-Force Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
amazing <3333 love those biting pear plushies you've had made btw
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:iconmalicioussarcasm:
MaliciousSarcasm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
ah he looks happy c: is he supposed to be happy?
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:iconslightlyavocado:
SlightlyAvocado Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Love all the stripes! YAY :D
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:iconfriendlyquark:
friendlyquark Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Writer
It's creepy how cute it is. LOL
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:iconofficiallyabi:
OfficiallyAbi Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I may be the only person here to find rabbits creepy no matter how they're portrayed. :shrug: Weirdness. I have it.
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:iconkiprotich:
kiprotich Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Even though that story already has two family Leporid members prominently featured.
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:iconkiprotich:
kiprotich Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can imagine this scene on the way to meeting Alice's blue caterpillar. Doubly so if the "creepy" were higher.
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:iconkootiesmom:
KootiesMom Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I ADORE this....absolutely fabulous (creepy or not)!
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:iconsethaa:
Sethaa Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
love the trees!
cute bunny :3
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:icondeadraco:
DeaDraco Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
xDDDDDD I now aometimes I get something cute and people thinks is creepy ....sometimes Iwant creepy and people think is super creepy xDDDD
haha I think is cute
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Anonimortaja Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
ooh, nice colouring ^^
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:iconjfkpaint:
jfkpaint Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
love the look you created on the bunny's face. I liked reading your description on how it went from creepy to cute. I think that is how art works. Often I just start drawing and then something starts to happen that was never intended. After all, Michelangelo used to say that the sculpture was within the marble, and he just had to release it (major paraphrase there)...
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:iconmadam-du-batty:
Madam-du-batty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Beautifull, it's as if a character from watership down ran through a claris cliff vase :worship:
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I dunno, I think that looks like a rabbit with ulterior motives. I wouldn't turn my back on him.
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:iconysobelschreiben:
YsobelSchreiben Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Wow. This is absolutely gorgeous!
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:icontoshirodragon:
toshirodragon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy bunny!
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:icon7irz:
7irz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :D
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:iconsqueekymoonkin:
SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
I don't see him yet posted in your "original" section. How much is the original going for?
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:iconsqueekymoonkin:
SqueekyMoonkin Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Lovely non the less
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:iconfluffy-blacksheep:
Fluffy-Blacksheep Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Sooo cute!!!!!! :love:
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:iconheathertrelawney:
HeatherTrelawney Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is very good, the rabbit looks almost like a photo!:wow: Great job, the background is very interesting, I like it.;p
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:iconanimefreak120:
animefreak120 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like the background.
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:icongorcrow:
gorcrow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
We suffer in silence...wait, no...=D Can't wait to see the creepier version. /runs and hides again
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:iconnametherabbit:
NameTheRabbit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
This is so beautiful
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:iconraptoregg64:
raptoregg64 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
That's really, really cool! Yes, it is cute, but I could imagine it as creepy, too. XD

The bunny looks sorta like it's smiling. ^_^
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chibiotakunoda Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
In your case, it's a super cute cross.
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:iconirishkitten96:
irishkitten96 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Writer
Now I want to see it in the 'creepy' form... :D
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*lauging heartily at the Anne Geddes comment* So true :XD:

That is a rather adorable bunny, I have to say :giggle:
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Generality Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It becomes creepy as you look longer at it. Because the brain is increasingly bothered by the juxtaposition of adorable bunny in odd, desert-forest.
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:iconmoon-phace:
Moon-Phace Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It is cute. The stripey tree/things don't help with the cuteness, to be honest.
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