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Puppet Monster by ursulav Puppet Monster by ursulav
...And that was how Snuggles the hamster learned that yes, things COULD always get worse.

I am so not responsible for this. I was doodling at the coffee shop with some friends, and this was their idea. (Okay, okay, I might have been partially responsible for the hamster...) And since I should totally have been working on all the other stuff that really needed to get done, it was inevitable that I'd be seized with inspiration. I can't look at this piece without hearing the 80's hair band monster saying "Say hello to my leetle friend!" I enjoy doing the occasionally really weird monster, and I don't do it nearly enough. But look at him! One look, and you know that A) he's a real bastard, and B) he probably spends truly insane amounts on hair gel. And he has huge ankles. If I had ankles like that, I would get murals tattooed on them.

Mixed media--watercolor, acrylic, gouache, colored pencil--12 x 16 on arches hotpress watercolor block. Original is for sale! Prints available! Drop me a note or visit [link] for details.
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:iconneburives:
neburiveS Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Just imagine you, are alone at Home and its dark night... than slowly the door of your closet opens... and from the dark you hear taps.... you see the little blue thing and are just like "Ha... thats not scary at all...", turning off the light again... and then the puppet master comes out. This Picture is GREAT!
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Reilune Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're amazing work is featured here: [link] :dance:

Make sure to show the article some love so many many more people can see it! :juggle:

And have a wonderful day! :tighthug:
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:icondudemon27:
dudemon27 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009   Writer
I love that little hamster...
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:iconbdunn1342:
bdunn1342 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008   General Artist
Snuggles definitely makes this piece. Very nice work. It made me smile, which probably says something not very nice about me. Still, well done. :D
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:iconloopywolf:
LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awesome as always =)
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:iconmatrixframe:
matrixframe Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
really cool! very nicely drawn
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:icondr--bal:
Dr--Bal Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
lol this is like my last party
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:iconthekrakensmaster:
TheKrakensMaster Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
ooo! he looks so demented and so evil! i love it XD
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:iconnivek535:
nivek535 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
gosh>_> that is cool.
hope u dont mind if i ask u wat programs/tools u made that with >.>...
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:iconrubbe:
rubbe Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
its watercolors
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:icondeathduel:
deathduel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007
heh great one 8D
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:iconscarecrow-jack:
Scarecrow-Jack Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Hmm..., I thought I faved this...
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:iconartkitt-creations:
ArtKitt-Creations Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, very original! He has freaky legs lol :D
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:iconm0nstershowcase:
M0nsterShowcase Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
That is Amazing!!!
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:iconhalasaar01:
Halasaar01 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007  Student Artist
Pretty cool! I like your style of art very nice!
Will
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:iconbeanshoes:
beanshoes Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2006  Student
wow! he's so cool!! i love him!
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:iconchibimappy:
chibiMappy Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
(unloads AC/20 Ultra cannon into the puppet master to buy the hamster some time to get away)
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DontGetLostInHeaven Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Im writin a story w/ monsters in it; do you think I could use this picture to base one of the monsters off of? I really like it, just dont expect the book to be printed or anything -_-
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:iconcaffienekills:
caffienekills Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
the hamster would have to be the best part
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sageEmerald Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
I happened to be looking through and thought your art familiar, Volume 1 of Digger was printed here at my work...

Anyway nice design for the monster, like his feet :D
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:iconriosaris:
riosaris Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006
lol, love this, though I must say, he strangely reminds me of the orange things off of the movie Labyrinth. ^.^

Hamster terror! XD
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Hemorrhage Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005
I scrolled down to Snuggles, looked over at him, and my heart immediately sank, and I mentally screamed "AWWWWWW!" Poor little guy. I LOVE this picture, though. As I do all of your work. That's why I'm faving a lot of it left and right :P The monster and his puppet are so incredible and unique. And the monster's "clothes" are REALLY cool. And I love how the hamster is SO tiny in comparison. Gorgeous work, as always.
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:iconcomic-gurl:
Comic-Gurl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2005
Damn you and your damn talent!!!!! :lmao:
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:iconterrry:
Terrry Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2005
This is great! I love it! :pumpkin:
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:icondeloulark:
deloulark Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the hamster is my favourite part of this whole scene. His expression just cracks me up. And that's not to say that the puppet monster is not cool in his own right after all just look at that hair do! :)
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:iconmimsorensson:
MimSorensson Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2005
Save Snuggles! Save him!
That puppeteer is rather nasty, actually. Good work!
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:iconm0rpheus:
m0rpheus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005  Professional Artist
Somewhat disturbing.. lol

Also, the little puppet reminds me of the mascot in [link]
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:iconangithesun:
AngiTheSun Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2005
:flirty: beatiful!
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sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2005
super, you are just a fantastic artist
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pinkfairylotus Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
This is one of my favorite peices of art by you, I love the Giant monster holding a little puppet monster scaring the cute little hamster, its just incredible. I love it. :heart:
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asuchan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005  Professional
It's a big bastard!! :'D
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:iconanathien:
Anathien Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005
Cool!
I wouldn"t be the hamster :D
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:iconnightcrystal:
nightcrystal Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
Oh my gosh..this is so cute.An incredably funny.I feel sorry for the poor hamster.The puppet is extreamly cute.I love you stuff,its so beautiful.
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GERDZIASTA Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh holy shit O___O luvin ti ! poor hamster ^^
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FuzzyYak Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
bwahahahh!!! I LOVE the ankle joke!!! BRILLIANT picture! :rofl:
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:iconaffie:
affie Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Love it... :+favlove:
All your pics are so good... *am amazed* So full of life, and they all tell a story... a very funny story most times...
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:iconfinn-icky:
finn-icky Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Sometimes I'm tempted to favorite your pics just because of your description of them.
Poor Snuggles... *tries to stop grinning*
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Biologically challenged Hair Metal Singers are the best monsters... ; ) I would definintely stomp on everything if I had feet like that. I'd sell myself out to stomp on things for people, damnit. ...In a very dignified manner of course. *nods*

Heee. Prints for sale?
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:iconursulav:
ursulav Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2005
Sure thing! Just drop a note, I've got both regular and jumbo!
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:iconchiya:
chiya Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2005
:clap:

You always kill me with laughters!!! :rofl:
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:iconidarshu:
Idarshu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Oh my. (holds in the giggles)
Great job on the musculature and veining of the big monster.
love how the smaller one's mouth is nearly as wide as his body.
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:iconmanuelka:
manuelka Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol. The master monster looks very Iron Maiden.
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:iconricey:
ricey Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
oh man, that is so sweet. poor hampster!
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:iconhilamonster:
HilaMonster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2004
The greatest thing in your art, is the way you think.
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lissavk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004  Student
Yikes! :giggle:
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:iconchoklad:
Choklad Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
haha i love this
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shebekasha Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
lmao that is really cute and odd
gel and you forgot lots of hairspray indeed
you just HAD to stick the hamster in there didn't you? :p poor wittle hamster...lol its so cute though
would be finished though if there wasn't a hamster
great job, just love it :clap:
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yuki-tsukihana Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004   Traditional Artist
aww, I think he's a cute monster!
and yes, he does have rather large feet o.o
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AleksRoks Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004
I feel I represent Snuggles in this picture, and the puppet monster the evils of society. I live my life, running around in my nice wheel, thinking I'm getting somewhere. However, one day I feel spontaneous and venture into my handy local cave only to find the puppet monster, chasing me with big business and politicians. I attempt to scuttle to safety, but I get trapped in the wheel again.

I need to go think about this.
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Lilithx13 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2004   Photographer
SWEET! I love his mane and face. :)
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