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Balthazar Disdains The Lemon by ursulav Balthazar Disdains The Lemon by ursulav
Occasionally, the title will come to me and explain everything. Other times, it just raises more questions, like what was up with the turtle's parents, shackling him with a name like "Balthazar" and what's his big gripe with lemons (or this particular lemon, anyway.) Maybe the lemon killed his parents, and now it's come back to finish the job? (Nah, you'd expect more than disdain in that case. Or at least the lemon should have a little lemon-sized Uzi.) Somewhere there is a doodle of mine entitled "Balthazar Disdains The Frog," which is undoubtedly the first derivation of the title, but has no turtles. Obviously I feel that the name "Balthazar" has to be involved in disdaining something, but why is anyone's guess.

Watercolor, 5 x 7. I sometimes feel a little weird posting these quick little watercolor doodles in my main gallery--someone always comes in and says "Well, you didn't spend very much time on this!" (and they're right, because it's a 5 x 7 doodle of a turtle scorning fruit, and not meant to be High Art so much as an attempt to get these things out of my brain, posted to amuse, not strike fear and awe into the hearts of my enemies*) but if I put it in Scraps, people yell at me for not putting it in the main gallery. So I dunno. Can't please all the people all the time, I suppose. Anyway, the original's for sale, drop a note or visit [link] if I've gotten around to updating.

*I don't actually have any enemies, or if I do, I'm happily oblivious to them. But if I do have any, I hope they're ninjas. That would be COOL.
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Lady-Noremon Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Found this after years, and it made me smile again!

[Also so I know you from Twitter/EBZ?]
AlisonStar84 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Would love to see the disdaining of frog.
scatteredwords Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is still my favorite.
kingotheworld Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010  Student General Artist
Love this picture so much!
RebeccaHale Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
That is adorable :P
Madam-du-batty Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Die evil Lemon! :D this is great ursulav/
Xx--Fallen-Angel--xX Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha !! :lmao: I love the expression on his face !
Totally not impressed with it :P :laughing: x
LemonInAppleSea Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
that is the best thing ever.
Trillstar Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love everything about this picture...the name, the lemon, the disdaining. Great job!
coconut-icecream Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
i think he tried to eat the lemon, but it was too bitter, so then Balthazar had a bitter taste in his mouth from the lemon, so he then he was bitter to the lemon because it was bitter to him!
JasperHaleFan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
wow, i love you. we should be friends. lol.
Its fantabulously awesome. peroid.
xellcocoa999 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009
i dont get it o.o
Maskofmetaknight Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
This reminds me of one of my friends who thought oranges had eyes and were evil....

Anyway nice pic!
Light-Tracer Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
This is one of the most awesome pictures I've ever seen. I love it. The title completes it too. :XD: Such disdain~
gun-rose-666 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
I love your disdainful little turtle =]
LeneeTheSunsetAngel Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Heh hee...random much? I love the expression and color---the soft hue palatte works wonders for this. Great job!
darkchild289 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
i love this.
its amusing.
SmartCookie1035 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
I just love the title of this. It describes the turtle's expression exactly.
Shewolffe Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the title and the expression on his face :D
lamagamorgana Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
10 points for choosing the verb "to disdain" XD it's just perfect for his face :3
CloudTheory Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Maybe it's a citris allergy like Rodney or an extreme dislike of the color yellow. Yellow can be a very cruel hearted color after all.
EllaBeth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Squee! Someone had this on an icon over on LJ and I coveted it greatly.

I have been looking and looking and looking for it because I really wanted an icon that said 'disdain' on it. And here I've found the orginal (sort of) of Balthazar!

I couldn't be more pleased! Now I don't need an icon, I can just look at it in my favs section. *is happy*
RokaShotar Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
There are so many unanswered questions with this picture - Why does he hate the lemon? Why is the lemon there? Why did the turtle approach the lemon? Does the lemon hate the turtle?

I guess my imagination will have to come up with stories for this beautifully colored picture. :nod:
Sharraunna Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2007
The title and expression amuse me greatly.
beaubie Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007
love the expression on his face...
reeka Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007  Student General Artist
I really love the colours. You have a fantastic style. :)
w-p Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006
great title D it match so well with the image
OrangeFruity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
lol loove the title, and the pic, while you say you didnt spend much time on it, deffenetly belongs in your main gallery :) i think anyway. it serves its perpose well here.
IrisAyame Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Never in my life did I expect to hear the phrase
"lemon-sized Uzi"
I had to find the history behind "Son of Balthazar"
showmetheway Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006
awh i am spellbound by all of your turtles. reminds me of something i can't rember.
guns4jesus2004 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2006
hahhah, title made me laugh. reminds me of my own non-sensical little cartoons :D
CelloQuest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
This kills me. :lmao: I very much appreciate your sense of humor.
Gerardzmango Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
Meep! i love it. I have an unhealthy obsession with Mangos, lemons, and eggplants. But the lemons kind of started the whole burst of worhsiping the mangos, and then the eggplants came along. Balthazar is a supireor name. I shall now name my non existent turtle Balthazar. ANd yes, i think the Lemon is evil and wants to finish the job of turning him inot Turtle soup! O.o
The Jesus of Suburbia
Faile-Vandamer Featured By Owner May 1, 2006
I got it!!! balthazar disdains the lemon becuase it was a friend of his parent's and suggested to name the little baby turtle balthazar. oh how he must disdain that lemon that had the idea....yeah...turtles rock ^.^
anarchyUK1979 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006
damn lemon...
salaso Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
sweet:) nice job!!
nickyflamingo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
You're right, ninja enemies WOULD be cool. But not as cool as this is awesome ^_^
Spirix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
I don't know which one I like better. The lemonlope one or this one. I <3 lemons.
Spirix Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2005
I love this. It is so random. Random art is the best. I have random poems and art too.
Jounetsu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
This makes me smile every time I see it. I love it, if I could I'd frame it and put it on my wall ^_^

ursulav Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005
*grin* For a mere $10 plus shipping, you can!
RogueWanderer Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2005
lol CUTE ^^
CelloQuest Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this. The expression is priceless! :lmao:
GigiTheAngryLemon Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
That poor, poor lemon.
Zethara Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005   Digital Artist
=D I think this is a great picture! And I love your description!!
MystickFire Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2005
TURTLE!!!!!!! WAI!!!! I love this! hehe Lemons...:evillaugh: kudos on this very cute ^_^
xXminceXx Featured By Owner May 20, 2005   Artisan Crafter
oH GOD, my sides...have mercy...lmao...
Hyel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
That is SO CUTE. I love all your work.
heavenyourhell Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
a lemon and a turtle in the same picture!
2 of my favourite random things combined
atrophy-of-life Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been wondering your gallaery and.. your stuff is weird. But I mean that in a good way lol. I dig it. Ok well most off it iss too out there for me. But I've found 3 so far I am gonna favoritize. This is one. I know you say it's a silly little doodle. But I like that. I can comprehend silly little doodles. I love the word disdain. And I am amused.
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