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White Antelope by ursulav White Antelope by ursulav
There are various phrases that jangle insistently in my head and make a weird little space around themselves. They go away for awhile, and then show up again. I sort of assume that some day I will find myself in a strange dreamworld—possibly that’s what happens when you die, I don’t know, or I will accidentally fall into a fairy mound while chasing an interesting bird—and these phrases will turn out to be critically important to my survival. (The alternative is that I’m mildly insane.)

One of the most persistent of these is “Antelope women are not to be trusted.”

9 x 12, mixed media on collage paper. Prints available, original for sale at the time of this writing, etc, at Red Wombat Studio: [link]
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LaYeobright Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
My guess would be that those phrases are the little things you brought back with you from dreams you can't remember, at least not fully. I have some of those... But the only consistent thing is that there is a lot of running involved... In any case, I definitely do not trust this antelope woman: she looks a bit devious, if intriguing(as always!).
wolfrider333 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
You really are one of my favorite artists: not only do you have wonderfully beautiful and unique pictures, but you also have the best stories in your comments. Thank you!
WaterlightFading Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thats very cool. ^^ and since i have no religion i am intrigued about the dreamworld thing. XD jk. mostly.

id be kind of interested to hear more of these critical wisdom tidbits! :D
ebilartista Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome :D
I really like the shape this one has :) and the look shes giving me o___o
Rainbow-Addict Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I get that feeling sometimes; sometimes they rhyme. "Tinker trollies bring me lollies." :nod:
pinballwitch Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
ahhh LOVE LOVE LOVE :aww: The colors, the paper texture, the way she's looking at me, and the warning about those antelope women...
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
She's very cute!
avalanchepark Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
the back is so great , I like the trip , but I really love the colors you paint it with
GregStolze Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Well, I know I've certainly never trusted one.

GarnethRiparian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
This one's lovely~
pondie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
That warning sounds similar to a poem by Neil Gaiman.

tenko72 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like those horns.
EXOPLANETS Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Student General Artist
    How interesting and peculiar. I like the texture and palette.
MariaArnt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very interesting! Have you ever read "The Antelope Wife" by Louise Erdrich? It might confirm your suspicions. I read it in high school for a World Literature class... I remember it being very weird, but in a very original way.
TyggFestival Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
So cool! almost looks as if it has a human back o-o; But great painting! ^_^
Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know those sentences. I have a habit of forgetting them before writing them down, but if I have the chance I do. :D
dominikolai Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I'm faving this, not so much for the picture, but for the description.
Kata Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very pretty love the texture :)
bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Awww, poor girl...she's all alone...

*walks up next to her, sits down, and embraces her*
EclecticEcho Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
That antelope is glorious, so beautiful! But, really, I always love the creativity and elegance in your pieces!
Tarliman Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now I'm thinking about how to work that sentence into my rolegaming campaign. They've already got a door that leads into Gearworld, which they've very cautiously poked at and decided to leave for later. Just waiting until they meet up with Eland and Heinrich. Hm. A world of sentient talking animals would be a good place for the sentence. Slide it into the middle of a story an NPC tells about how he ended up with that strange tattoo.

Your art, as usual, is inspirational. Thanks.
LuciusAppaloosius Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
It's true: they're not nearly as straightforward as Buffalo Gals.... 7@=e
Shadow-Gecko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Sanity really is overrated, and at times awfully inconvienient...
Just ask the Christmas Platypus, He'll tell you it's true
wanderinatnight Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Well, sanity IS highly overrated. Besides, I prefer to think of an off-kilter view of the world as skewed reality. It sounds so much nicer. Insanity has all those negative connotations attached to it. :D
HyenaTeeth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
But antelope women ARE notoriously duplicitous.

And I think a mild degree of insanity is necessary for really good arts. So it's really an evolutionary advantage.
Dark-Cobweb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
I love the things you write in your summaries. They make me very happy :-)
Silvril Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
man I wish my brain worked like your's. I really like the composition of this one and the rabbit.
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