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And the occasional unwary sightseer... by Stygma And the occasional unwary sightseer... by Stygma
Inspired by the now popular "The Biting Pear of Salamanca" which became the "LOL WUT" meme. It's an amazing artwork featuring the most awesome pear, a cute reckless chipmunk and a stunning fantasy decor. 

The Biting Pear of Salamanca by ursulav

I stumbled upon this the other day, and I remembered I used to digitally paint at some point (before I felt into the trap or ARPG). So I decided to make my own tribute of the popular pear. Although, I don't have ursulav's skills (yet). I do have a huge respect for those who can draw grass! 

I thought drawing still life would be good practice, but just drawing a regular pear would be sooo boring! Better be a biting pear! And I was quite inspired by the description:

A popular tourist attraction of the region, the biting pear lives off low-flying birds, hand-outs, and the occasional unwary sightseer.
Leading me to... what if... (But I didn't want to play gore - not that I don't like it... :XD:)

Now, the better way - in my opinion - to pay tribute to an artwork is to be inspired, not to copy. So this is not the same pear, but another member of the species... who may or may not have caught the same reckless chipmunk on another trip. Who knows? 

And this is the reference I used:

Pear by ManicHysteriaStock

(Thank you ManicHysteriaStock for this beautiful pear!)

I though it was better to use a picture to understand the pear instead of just being inspired by ursulav's work. It helped me use my own style instead of mocking someone's. But seriously, I'm jealous of her grass!

Now, my watchers know I can do something else than comic-style critters! :XD:

And here are some brushes I used for coloring the background.

23 Brushes for Photoshop by katiedesousa


Tools of the trade:

Photoshop CS5
Wacom Inutos4
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AStoKo Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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Stygma Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Professional General Artist
:lol: This is the cutest ever! I love it. :rose:
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Stygma Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent art work!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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motherearth01 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!
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PaMonk Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Artist
I loved this so thin I have it...:) (Smile) 
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Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful Styggy :iconflyingheartsplz::happycry::iconflyingheartsplz: It is indeed enjoying itself without a doubt!!! :iconloveloveplz:
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Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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CameronKobe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh. That's amazing :XD:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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CameronKobe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see Eve, too, has posted a pear. Have I missed something? :lol:
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:iconstygma:
Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
How could you miss the all mighty pear? :noes:
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CameronKobe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was drunk. Fill me in :D
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InternetWaifu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
Amazing work!
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Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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InternetWaifu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Professional General Artist
No problem!
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GeorgeXVII Featured By Owner Edited Mar 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful Styggy ! I like it . :clap:
You have great skills ! :faint: 
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Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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dragondoodle Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I approve of the new interest in the pear :giggle:
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Stygma Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle:
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