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Little Squash by ursulav Little Squash by ursulav
Yes. Yes, I have the fangirlitis badly. I am willing to admit that.

I wanted to do something a little more comicky with the Little Squash, but for whatever reason, he didn't seem to have any dialogue. Normally when I do something in that vein, getting the characters to shut up is the hard part, but Squash was firmly mute. I have no idea where I first saw the pictograph dialogue thing--probably from anime, everything else seems to be!--but somehow that seemed to fit. Little Squash did not want to talk, but the rebus was okay.

Here's he's chiding a plant. I suspect he's telling the plant to grow, but one could read any sort of interpretation into the exclamatory pumpkin, or none at all. The framing of the piece in white, and the title seemed like part of the image, so instead of cropping it, I left those bits on.

Anyway! 9 x 10.5, mixed media on hotpress watercolor paper, and the original is for sale, because I suspect if I keep all my squash art, I'll run out of room rapidly. Prints are also available for $10 plus shipping, drop a note or visit [link] to order.
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:iconsquidbiscuit:
Squidbiscuit Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
ZOMG!!!!:zombie: I thought I was the only person who used inanimate objects as a form of speech!!!! I'm not ALONE ANYMORE!!!!!!! XD
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musewithamotive Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
Actually, upon first seeing it, I got an impression of surprise and disgust from him, as though he just noticed this plant and isn't at all happy that it is what it is. Perhaps he wasn't expecting this sort of plant, perhaps he doesn't want a plant here and ';PUMPKINS!' is just what he comes out with when he's vexed.
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Scarecrow-Jack Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2007
:pumpkin:
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DangerousRadical Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The first words that spring to mind were "You know you DO turn into a pumpkin after midnight, don't you?!"

Like a parent to a child out late, I suspect. I don't know, the second I saw the pumpkin is the second I thought "carriage, horses, stroke of midnight". My mind tends to work in pictograms rather than words somewhat XD

I'm happy to find folks who do the odd fruit/vegetable-based artworks, I tend to find that myself and fellow fruit herder, Carnival, are usually the only two lurking about on DA. This is just a simple and perfectly adorable artwork just screaming to be framed and put on a wall.

Since we're moving out next month, getting some of your prints might not be a half bad idea for our rather barren new walls ;)

[:+favlove:]
~:heart:
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:iconlaguillotine:
LaGuillotine Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Aww, too cuteXD I love how miffed he looks even without a face:giggle:
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My interpretation was, "A pumpkin?!? But i wanted a girlfriend squash!"

But i guess pumpkins are a kind of squash? I can't remember how that works ...

But he reminds me of another of my pieces: a Watermelon girl named Melony.
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sanoban Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
I love your funny drawings^^, this one is cute and funny :+fav:
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yupkitokkie Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
Aww!! The little squash is so cute XD
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:iconpok1:
PoK1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2005
i love this drawing :D ! Squash always looks so cute...even without eyes and stuff, he's so...expressive... :eyepopping:
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:iconoctoberangel:
Octoberangel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
awesome as always :D i love it! (and ur lil descriptions make it that much more great =D)
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:iconsupergirlanna:
supergirlanna Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2005
lol!
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:iconmarimenala:
Marimenala Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005
:aww: so cute
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:iconfuzziekit:
fuzziekit Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Its the littel pumpkin bubble that makes me happy and like it. thank you.
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GalopaWXY Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it ^^
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:iconmousiki:
mousiki Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2005
It's adorable. XD I mean, it looks so simple (guessing it wasn't, though), but it looks like a classic.
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Lilithx13 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005   Photographer
I think he's wondering what a pumpkin is doing in his field.
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:iconwhichone:
whichone Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005   Writer
very cute little squash, this one reminds me of a gift card you might send to one, hoping to get a chuckle out of this one. Lovely colors of course!
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DancingNaked Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
simply adorable :-)
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insanitysepiphany Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2005
I went to the reniassance festival here in Ohio a couple weekends ago, and there was this big 'war' between the watermelons (all that represented summertime and such) and the pumpkins (fall, of course). Anyway before the festival opened there was a skit and the 'mayoress' was stolen by the pumpkins (because the mayor was a watermelon) and the pumpkins were pirates...

Anyway, the guests at the festivals got scraps of fabric (green or orange) to tie around their wrist or whatever and they were on whichever team. Okay, now the point of me telling you this- all day people were walking around yelling "Pumpkins!!!" Or "Watermelons!!" Or "Death to Pumpkins" Or "Death to Watermelons". I myself happened to be a pumpkin so whenever I saw someone wearing orange I'd yell "PUMPKINS!!!" hehe. It was great fun, and your picture just reminded me of it so much. ^_^

He's on the pumpkin team!
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yikwah Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
aww super cute! ^_____^
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theplanetmary Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
I really like this, caught me by surprise it did.

the planet mary and all her woes...
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:iconziennajames:
ziennajames Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
you should use the squash's as wallpaper ;) cute, original, and you have more room for MORE squash... ^^; xD
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carootje Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
ghehehe, that's one funny picture :)
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:iconannarosa:
Annarosa Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
Sweet picture! Gorgeous colours. Perfect :)
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HugeHefner Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005
LOL! I'm loving these things. And this one was just funny.
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Madmystyk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Growing a pumpkin has got to be one of the most joyous experiences for someone who finds joy in that sort of thing! I grew my first last year, and they were the most beautiful pumpkins ive ever seen! (im not exagerating, they were perfect, oddly so, no brown butt bruising like pumpkins usually have from sittin in the same spot for too long) It was very satisfying, because i love plants and have the blackest of black thumbs. But last year i planted ONE seed, from that seed i (or i should say God cause after stickin it in the ground, i didnt touch it again til harvest) grew a 30 foot vine with 6 pumpkins on it! It was awesome....great big yellow flowers covered in bumblebees and baby pumpkins! aaaah! babies grow up so fast.....
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umibee Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Too darn cute!
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Ambergryph Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Oh is that what he's doing. I thought he was saying, "Hot damn! It's a pumpkin!" in the same manner that one might say, "It's a boy!"
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MaiiiZ Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Student Digital Artist
aww that's so cute :D
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tilerimoki Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
That is just too frickin' adorable XD
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AdverseBarbecue Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
EH?
Hes... a squash... thats awesome!!
w33 for pumpkinsZ XD!
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wren42 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Heh, you're really on a squash kick now, aren't you? ;)
I love how you find little tangents every once in a while when something strikes your fancy... though I must say this is one of the odder ones in my book ;)
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angdakilangpampam Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
SOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!! :clap: bravoooooooo
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CindyK Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
What a cutie:)
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Squash-n-Stretch Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Hehe I'm a Squash too! ^_^
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XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
Very cute, reminds me of a cartoon or video game. :D
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Njaks Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
nice
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:icontheblackwillow:
theblackwillow Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
eeee that is the cutest thing i've seen in a while!!! aww, i love it! great work! +++fav
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:iconstudiominds:
StudioMinds Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
This is soooo nice!!
Love the creativity of this.
Awesome colors too!
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LilSquig Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Too cool.. love your stuff!
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crushedlikefruit Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
nice pic
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lp-unicorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
you have the strangest art, but that's what makes it so damn awesome! :heart:
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waddler Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
that is one ubercute squash picture =) the coloring's great. the style is terrrific.. the squash is CUTE the pumpkin is SOOOO FREAKING CUTE! haahahand the exclamation mark just points out the cutenss =P
love this =P
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sublimityeternal Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
nice!!! i really like the coloring on the landscape. you are good at expressing emotions with his body. this is a great element!!!
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Outside-the-box Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
haha. cool...
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
That's clever, with the pumpkin pictogram! :D
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elvenkeruri Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
Maybe he doesn't want to talk because he doesn't seem to have a mouth to speak of...just a thought.
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shileh Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
eheheheheheh


yahhhhh it's sooooooo cute:penguin:
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Listen here, Bud. You better watch were your growing or you're going to end up in the pumpkin patch.
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chrislea Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005
It kind of reminds me of video games, when you find something and the icon appears above your head. It may just be because I finally bought my annual pumpkin(s?) that I've got "finding pumpkins" on the brain.
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