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The Snail's Bumper Sticker by ursulav The Snail's Bumper Sticker by ursulav
If I had a shell, I would have the thing absolutely covered in bumper stickers. This fellow's a little more subdued, but he does have a molluskan variant on my all-time favorite.

I think you may have to view this one at full size to get the joke--not sure if his statement will be visible on the preview.

Mixed media--colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, acrylic ink, fluid acrylic, I forget what all went into this guy. The original is 11 x 14 and will probably go up for auction shortly, e-mail for details. (Prints also available for a mere 10$, again--e-mail!)
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GemmaKate Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I love snails. Was totally thinking about them last night and wondering what an ancient oriental snail would be like, and what kind of carvings he would have on the back of his half petrified home.

I dig this picture :)
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ArticGladiolus Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good evening!

You just got a feature: [link]


Great work!! :clap:
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:icontap-photo-and-co:
Tap-Photo-and-Co Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hahaha, go Darwin, super.
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AtemsAngel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so funny! it's bad that i'm looking at this in class and trying not to make a scene isn't it! In any case, that is perfect! ^.^
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jessica-margaret Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
yay! brilliant!
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:icongraceia:
graceia Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Student Digital Artist
lololol thats good!
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:iconyvilmonster:
yvilmonster Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
-=BWAHLZ laughing=-

omFg. :heart:
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JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Super details!:nod: And I like the wit in this one ;)
:XD:
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:iconlittlepurpleprincess:
littlepurpleprincess Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
Very clever. I shall have to show the petsnails message board!
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luryeal Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
oh. my. gawd. I'm in total love. You see, anything snail-ish is good, because i'm a dream snail...but DARWIN...hahahahaahahaahahahaahaha
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aequitas702 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005   Writer
:wOOt: so cute and clever! :worship:
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DannyHenderson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
Cute.
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:icondannyhenderson:
DannyHenderson Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2004
Cute.
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Goblin-Chant Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
Aww! That's a cute idea. Adorable snails....

Zhe+
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Buonarroti Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2004
Wooo, snails! :aww:

I used to have a pet snail, named Truffle. But one day he crawled down the drain, and I never saw him again. :(
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cuarenta-y-ocho Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
aaaawesome sticker!!! XD haha loved it!
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spiderpippin Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2004
I like the colour of its shell!! and the slime that's behind it!! and I like snails, a lot. I've got some pet snails! :)
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ScorpioChao Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2004   Photographer
very good pic! pretty cute too for a snail, :P
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chocomillie Featured By Owner May 19, 2004
i just added two favourites, and hopefully in a week i'll remember this so i can add it. so lovely lovely !
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:iconoolie:
oolie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2004
This is so cute! And not to mention that you did an amazing job!
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SailorMishi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2004
the detail and content is amazing!!!!! i love you!!!!!
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:iconskyelar:
Skyelar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This painting makes me ludicrously happy. I can't stop grinning. =D
I love your work!
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darkphoenix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bumper stickers have never really been my thing -- but I do want to get a "Darwin Fish" mug... :D

A "Darwin snail" logo, though, raises some interesting questions. Is there an equivalent "Jesus snail" culture in conflict with the "Darwin snail" wearers? (And if the snails had a Saviour, was he crucified? Or salted? :o )

Mostly though, there's a bit of pre-evolutionary yearning going on: "When are we gonna evolve legs?!"

The colours and textures of the snail and his trail (and let's not forget his shell) are very well done, as always.
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painters Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004
Beautiful :clap: A great favorite for the ~ painters club!
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giselle Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2004
I just can't seem to get this painting out of my head. It really inspires me. thank you for sharing your paintings with the rest of the world!
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nima-skysong Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2004
okay, yeah, that's really freakin' awesome!! ahaha
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:iconadimus:
adimus Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
ah, Jesus.. that's absolutely great.. I honestly did just crack up laughing when I realized what it was... :)
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flyingpenguin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2004
you rule yoursula
Curtiss
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giselle Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2004
The colours are really beautiful! All the details, all those different tones of green, wow. When I try something like this, everything just blends together and it does not look like gras or leaves...
You are really good at getting the right shadows and highlights in the right colours and places! The red tones you used for the shell are pretty. They go very well with the gras.
It's nice to look at all the little details. this must have taken you pretty long!
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daeira Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2004
:rofl:

That's so amazingly great! All the details, the colours and that bumpersticker !! Darwin.. and a snail with legs.. Goddamn that's hilarious. Where do you get it from?
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theoperaghost Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2004
Nice blend of the traditional and surreal!
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weejeebored Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2004   Traditional Artist
I love everything about it.
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blueseas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
oooh I love this. lol. Your works are too cool.
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:iconlumber:
Lumber Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004
Thinking about my childhood and the books I read... Love the colors and the way it's painted. =)
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SylviaDraws Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2004  Professional Filmographer
LOL! What can I say but "cute"?
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ulilliaka Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2004
Omg, that is so flippin' cute!!! +fave!!
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pootoo Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2004
hehehe you are so funny and talented.. I really love this! specially the colors *yum* ;)
:clap: :+favlove: :clap:
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kloraff Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
LOL :lol: Very well done :)
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remichan Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2004
mmm... creativity and talent ^^ nice contrast of colours, the lush greens and the shiny red shell. good balance of composition between the snail and the rock. i like your snail/slugs. they look so slick and shiny. it must be the white gouache... all of it is very pretty and funny. the bumper sticker actually looks a little 3D too, like it might walk off his shell.
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luyelila Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
Woohooo! I love it! hehehehe. Darwin snail. I've been meaning to get a Darwin fish for my car.

hehe. This is great.

And besides the humor of it, very well-done, as well. Love the colors (yeah for compliments).
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gisu-stock Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2004
Oh :love: beautiful work... love how u painted it :clap:
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:iconglass-eater:
glass-eater Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahah darwins snail with legs... the sticker is very funny.. awesome illustration.
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lains Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Heh fun! Like how you did the slime too
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ValkyrieNZ Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic, your artwork is a sheer delight! This is just too priceless! :heart: :D
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coolart Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004
You have an awesome style, I really like this piece. I'm looking forward to your next piece!
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:iconemera:
emera Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004   Traditional Artist
Wahaha, you do indeed paint slime so beautifully. *snickers at his bumpersticker* ^_^ I love all the bright touches of white paint!
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azathoth-the-second Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Solidarity, lil' comrade, solidarity.:hug:
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magickzzl Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004
XD eeeeeeeeeee!!!
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Mango-Man Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004
Very Good, but I'm not sure I get the whole "joke" thing. Aren't all of your slugs and stuff funny!?! You should be ashamed *points accusingly* Nah. It's good. :+fav:!
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bionic-dingo Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2004
:lmao:

I envy your colouring.
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