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Zebra Egg by ursulav Zebra Egg by ursulav
Compositionally, there's a few themes I seem to revisit over and over. Giant Surreal Thingy growing out the landscape, and small mammal observing it, is one of 'em.

The mammal, at least, I sort of understand--I can connect to a painting a lot better if there's a living thing in there to identify with. Even if it's a naked mole rat or a tapir, it sort of stands in for the viewer.

The giant objects, though...yeah, no clue. I should have been working on a completely different painting for a friend who keeps zebra finches, but that made me think of zebra finch eggs, and zebra striped eggs, and from there it just kinda went huge and blue.

This is a less complicated scene than the giant bleeding turnips, despite attempts to the contrary. I tried putting more eggs in, and it just didn't work at all. The egg wants to be solitary. Perhaps zebra eggs are fiercely territorial, one egg to a beach, no intruders. I don't know. Like the tapir, I'm a stranger on this particular shore, and I can only gaze up at the monolithic blue eggshell and go "Dude. That's bizarre."

Anyway! Prints are available, both small for $10 and a limited edition jumbo print, for $35, a run of 25, signed and numbered by this particular tapir, size 13 x 19, plus shipping, etc, etc. Drop a note, or visit [link] for details. (And hey, as Christmas gifts go, you KNOW they won't already have one of these...)
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danhhong Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
I feel like in another space ..not the earth
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mintyoreo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
the colours, the mystery... straight-up fav!
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RohenVonHohenneimh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
i absolutely agree with those who like this artwork, it makes me relax and concentrate at the same time, i really like it, keep on being productive ^^
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:iconprader:
Prader Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
This is so pretty! I like the random animals in the pictures and the idea of a zebra egg. Alienish
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:iconnegau:
Negau Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what's a tapir doing in this painting? XD :3
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alicequeen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
好有才 !
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VivalaVida Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This wonderful artwork is featured here [link]
Have a wonderful sunday :sun:
Viva
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MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
I'm totally in love with this!
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shortythedwarf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
that's not fruit! or is it?
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aLeXiZoOo Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Great!!! The picture is really weird but is so beautiful... Congratulations!!!
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Emo-Cookie-3-19-07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
wow, it's beautiful! I love it and have absolutely no choice but to fav it! it's amazing
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:iconmailla:
Mailla Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing!
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:iconleaftherabbit:
leaftherabbit Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWESOME.
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:iconsuzsiie:
Suzsiie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
:wow: so cool!!!! :D
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Inkwerk Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Wow...this is very surreal and interesting! I love all the spirals in this image.
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DirtyPiGGuin17 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
I o that a lot too.
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Kietra-Akine Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I really don't understand it, but I like it a lot!
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think that I'd think 'dude, that's bizarre' as well.
a zebra egg. how many zebra chicks to an egg?
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carouselfan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow! Cool!
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I love zebras!

This is really awesome. >3<
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LeonaBella Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
I love the stories as much as the art! Great fun! And well done! :D
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ubertoastzilla Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Beautiful piece, the surrealism is very calming.
I love the color palate you chose ^^
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miraculousm Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply beautiful, and surely unique. The twirly holders and details and all:)
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:iconkingacer:
kingacer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
This picture has a hypnotising effect...it makes me so calm....
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YKg Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
beautyfull color
nice work
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CabbyHat Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Ha, that's lovely. I think you comments there are my favorite part...
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farcry77 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
This work is featured in the new article " Everyday things 2 - EGG" :nod:
[link]
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:iconemobunni:
EmoBunni Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2007
To be honest, the tapier is my favourite :D
BEAUTIFUL
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:iconchild-of-god:
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Very gorgeous! :D
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tapir313 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
I gave you fav. Mostly about tapir :D.
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waterdrup Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: nice structure and colors! and cute tapir ^^ :+fav:
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String-Bean-23 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007  Student
That's wonderful... It has so much detail.
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RokaShotar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
This feels so surreal, mysterious, mystical, and yet lonely. I love the colors, the textures, the little critter, and the overall mood.
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AlexTenshi Featured By Owner May 29, 2007  Student
...That looks so kool XD
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RheaTorieSoto Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
This reminds me of lunch time when one of my friends always has some sort of fruit and he calls them animal eggs like grapes are giraffe eggs and apples are guinea pig eggs...and I can't remember what gator eggs are...
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nekoninjaalchemist Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Mixedpie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that's so surreal and awesome. I love the swirly things and the shoreline! :D
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SneddoniaDesigns Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:+fav:

Love this. I'm going through an eggy phase in my craft at the moment, so this appeals to me. The details in this are great; I particularly like the seahorse-like curls that are emerging from the water and supporting the egg. The creature observing the it is a nice touch too - helps to give the egg an almost menacing feel.
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This deviation has been chosen as a feature of the week
on which is a community project
promoting artists on dA.
It has been found from the word of the week : "BLUE " :dance:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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kittywoodphotography Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations, your work has been featured in the news article 'Eggs is Eggs', which can be found here --- > [link]
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melizekeuh Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007
WOW!! i really love it! it's so great!!!!! it give me a very good feeling, kinda! ^^ and the tapir is so cute. i like it how the eg is standing! do you do requests??
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RachelAngelica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Eek! I love it!
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:iconmicasilverwind:
MicaSilverwind Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
I love the Tapir.

Power to the Tapirs! take over the world with your not-quite-pig, not-quite-elephant, not-quite-hippo charms!
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moonlight1814 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
this is a really cool surreal painting
i love the colors!
and the little animal too =D
:+fav:
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LyzardGoddess Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006   Photographer
Very Dali. I love the blues.
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Nipper-Buck Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2006
The sureal landscape with large things growing reminds me somehow of the movie poster for 'The Quiet Earth'.

[link]
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Julie1226 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2006
soooo beautiful. I love your work!! :+fav:
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kil1k Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
i love your art :)
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Chibbi-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Brilliant! Love the tapir! :D

+fav! :)
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