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Fishwives by ursulav Fishwives by ursulav
It was a beautiful morning at Innsmouth. The sun was shining, the frogs were croaking, the spawn had been dropped off at the pool, and Mabel, great-great-granddaughter of the priestess of the Deep Ones, She-Who-Devours-Whales-Alive, just couldn't wait to tell her friend Susan about what that Helen had said to Shelley about her own sister-in-law, and in public, no less!

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See, this is why I've mostly stopped taking commissions. As soon as somebody expect something, my brain veers the other way. If I was set to rewrite "Goodnight Moon," the bowl full of mush would be holding the mittens at spoonpoint, glormphing about blood offerings to the porridge gods, and if I had to illustrate "The Shadow over Innsmouth," it'd become either a heartwarming tale of amphibious small-town life in coastal New England, or perhaps, "Are You There, Dagon? It's Me, Margaret," in which an awkward teenager wonders if she will ever grow gills like all her friends.

Anyway, Painter 7, wacom tablet. Prints available for $10 and $20! I take Paypal, check, money order--send a note or visit [link] to set that up!
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BassoeG Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...if I had to illustrate "The Shadow over Innsmouth," it'd become either a heartwarming tale of amphibious small-town life in coastal New England, or perhaps, "Are You There, Dagon? It's Me, Margaret," in which an awkward teenager wonders if she will ever grow gills like all her friends.
I'm reminded of The Sun Shines Over Innsmouth discussion from /tg/.
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ionoid Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Fishwives, who are actual fish! Who would have though?
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Zedekial Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
The women of Innsmouth have such allure... fat, scaly asses, pert, round scaly tits, wide, egglaying hips, big sexy batrachian lips, mesmerizing eyes, and cute gurgling accents... what women!
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Yishana8 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
LOL! (tries to think of something more profound to say)

:D (Big Grin)
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danitaguty Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
they're gorgeous!!!!!!c :
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SpindleWinter Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The egg- the evil, evil, evil egg! D:
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Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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SolielDeCuire Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Adorable fish women and a subliminal egg; what's not to love?

Also one of the best artist's comments I've ever read. You have made my day, madam.
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Sugar-Bielbog Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I would love to see your take on Goodnight Moon.

However, my favorite detail of this drawing is the graffiti. And the egg. What's that doing there?
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dark-precipice Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a completely new (not to mention refreshing) take on Lovecraft. It's brilliant! :+fav:
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Demonrex Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
I'd pay good money to read that last one.
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sana-sa Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
awsome work
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Paladin343 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:laughing: I like that.
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MrPuff Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
TEH DEEP ONES!!!11 lol, nice job, I like it.
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mht85 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
hehe
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Crawling-meower Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Magritte sheds a happy tear in his grave... in R'lyeh.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Always wondered about the term "fishwives".

Someone did a book called "Goodnight Bush".
Think I have a link to it and will share if you are interested.

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If I was set to rewrite "Goodnight Moon," the bowl full of mush would be holding the mittens at spoonpoint, glormphing about blood offerings to the porridge gods, and if I had to illustrate "The Shadow over Innsmouth," it'd become either a heartwarming tale of amphibious small-town life in coastal New England, or perhaps, "Are You There, Dagon? It's Me, Margaret," in which an awkward teenager wonders if she will ever grow gills like all her friends.
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These would be great ideas for books, maybe the Pickman Book publishers would want them.

Great job with this.
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RandomComics Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
so reminds me of 'Mother and Father Save the world.' At least i think thats the title of the movie I am thing of.
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LoopyWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
VERY clever blending of human and fish features there
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Green-stone Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
this is one of the most cute paintings i've seen latley :)
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Omnywrench Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Oh no she didn't!
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mirhiel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
:judge: :judge:
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bomb-shells Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Awesome!
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Shirabelle Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Fantastic! :clap:
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Purgamentum Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2007
Cool style! love your colors!
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Ryuko-Wolfchild Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2007
Oooh... pretty! And the random egg at the top amuses me, for some reason. =)
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Okay, now I KNOW you are a James C. Christensen fan, don't deny it!
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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 : "FRIEND/s " :cuddle:

:bulletblue: To know how it works: [link]
:bulletblue: F.A.Q. : [link]
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Ely-Baby Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007
OMG! This is brilliant! :heart:
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lightbird Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:boing:
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DaffodilLament Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
You have a great imagination ..and always love your *artist comment* :3
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rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
charming
nice concept
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Sylverwyng Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why are you not painting for book covers? inspiring, throught provoking, and simply beautiful!
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blackzer0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2006
Wahahaha "DEEP ONES RULE" :lol:
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kamisch42 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Call me slow...but I think I'm just now starting to catch on...you have an egg in just about all your pictures - or at least many of them. Lovin' the fishiness in the walls to match the wives :) Lovin' the idea too. ~K
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sezurei Featured By Owner May 20, 2006
Your creativity amazes me.
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milbisous Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
I saw this under somebody's random favorite. Gosh, it's so very cute. A fav:D
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katrinee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006
Cool! Err.. what's that egg on the wall?
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Daemon-Duck Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006
This. Is just. Gah.

This is what I ALWAYS THOUGHT OF when I saw the word fishwives and you have realised my deepest fantasies in the most spectacular way possible. Fishwives! The egg! The expressions! I want to bear your children which could prove very problematic but I DON'T CARE ANYMORE.
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ashenweepingwillow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
What's w/ the egg on the wall, ay?
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kenzy-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
I so enjoy this picture. xD I laugh every time! These characters are just great! :+fav:
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angelfish1021 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Haha...this reminds me of when my Mom or my grandmother get together with their friends and start gossiping about whatever there is to be gossiped about. Geez! Well, anyway, this is a very cute pic!
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angelfish1021 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Haha...this reminds me of when my Mom or my grandmother get together with their friends and start gossiping about whatever there is to be gossiped about. Geez! Well, anyway, this is a very cute pic!
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Jaydehawk Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2006
Love this, love the accopmaying text (and explanation).
It also reminds me of James C. Christensen's work, which isn't a bad thing at all.
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thomcomstock Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and the looks on the women's faces here is so perfect!
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thomcomstock Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am so very enamored of these stories. I am not sure which I enjoy more, the blatently visible work, or the subtle (and as often not at all subtle) weaving of tales. I have only just begun to explore you here, but I feel as though there is something here that has never before been created. This intermingling of visual art and story and the random manner in which it can be approached in this Gallery setting is as an experience, nay, an adventure in and of itself. My ability to actually communicate with the narrator also adds an element of immediacy to the experience. I am definitely and most thoroughly enjoying my wanderings about your home here. Thank you for the hospitality. :)
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LadyShelob Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006  Student General Artist
Very cool I like it alot.
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Smoke-Z Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006
Hearing you go on about your creativity's backlash against commissions makes me tempted to ask you to do the boringest thing and then end up with a print of whatever inane image that spawns out of your hand.

I just noticed the egg. :O_o:
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MinorTechnicality Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha..Nice egg. ^_^
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Everythin's great and then.... egg. O.o Gods, ye are strange. HP Lovecraft and Goodnight Moon would never mix well except with a dash of Beatrix Potter.
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