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Story time by MoaWallin Story time by MoaWallin

Most people are unaware of this, but snails actually love listening to stories. Take a book, go outside and start reading out loud. It might take a while, but don't give up. Sooner or later they will come and listen. 

This is a big mystery, since snails don't really have any hearing. 


WIPs can be found here: moawallinart.tumblr.com/post/9…



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Spoof-Ghost Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2018
this is so cute :D
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:iconchillher:
chillher Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
beautiful art.
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Kapipati Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Strangely I've been drawing snails lately and found your painting all of a sudden!
It's so wonderful!
Snail  
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Stuckindoors Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
Wonderful, I love your work.
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CounterTenor Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016
fantastic! absolute beautiful!
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iffilpS Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful! Impressive work. Love it :)
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Asfodelo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2016  Professional General Artist
The colours and shapes are lovely!
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cuddlesaurus21 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, now I actually want to go try this. ;)
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ElenirLachlagos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
How cute (I never thought I'd say that about smails).
It reminds me of Neverending Story a bit.
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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YosheeTheKiller Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
They may be lip reading. That's why they have their eyes so high on the eyestalks. Sure takes them some time to arrive, but I've noticed they Le Guin's early works, some things from Bulgakov and The Little Prince. Snails really don't get the credit they deserve petting Mr Snail . Slugs are also nice, but they prefer traveller and adventure fiction,  something connected with looking for home probably.
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MoaWallin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're probably right about the lip reading, I hadn't thought of it! Makes a lot of sense. 
Snails do deserve more credit. They're full of wisdom, if you just pay attention to their special ways of communicating it! Slugs aren't as wise, but that's okay. They have other qualities. 
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gelid-ataraxy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015
Wha...wow. 
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RayZcup Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Artist
This is beautiful. Love the colors. I love everything about it<3 
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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RayZcup Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Student Artist
no problem :)
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
Beautiful use of muted colors. Love the subtle cool tone of the snail's skin.
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Monoe-Mistwalker Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely picture. I like the composition, colors and the idea is just magical! (:
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
this is so awesome!
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No problem^^
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NerdInDisguise96 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
The story of this piece is really endearing. Altogether, a very cute concept and painting :)
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pallanoph Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I love everything about this piece, between the color palette, the gorgeous textures, and the endearing subject matter! You do snails a great justice. :heart:
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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:iconartworkbyangie:
Artworkbyangie Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
underbar ! :heart:
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Tack tack!
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SkyBreeze26 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Omg i love this style and the fact you used snails to be listening to her story! Very imaginitive piece.
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A great piece of Art....from a great artist...well done :)
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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shutter-light Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
yw :)
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Mosaikify Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
Excellent work.
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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artmikah Featured By Owner Edited Oct 25, 2014
awesome and adorable! do you think there will be a print available of this?
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Prints have been made available now. :) 
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artmikah Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Hooray!!
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NikitaTarsov Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
So cute^^

Hmm, maybe they like the continous vibration of human speaking. I know animals who are familiar with humans feeling peacefull if humans speak steadily(it means everything is okay, no preadors around, everything is fine).
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williamson13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work and
interesting story. :)Heart +fav Heart 
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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williamson13 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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SoulcolorsArt Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, great work!
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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UszatyArbuz Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014   Digital Artist
This is really interesting concept, and the colors and realization is really great!:)
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D 
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Regaux Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't say how wonderful this is! It brigs me back to childhood, probably because of some really good cartoons I used to watch... This really makes me want to watch them again, too bad I don't remember their title :lol:
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! 
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RavenMontoya Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I really like snails. This painting is so soft and dream like. Very beautiful! I wish the snails in my garden would listen to my stories. :)
Have you seen Snail Siesta by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law? I have a print of it on my wall and your painting reminds me of it. I think you'll like it if you haven't already seen it. :D
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:iconmoawallin:
MoaWallin Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Snails are awesome. I have some african giant snails as pets. They're the best pets. 

I hadn't seen that one, it's really pretty! 
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