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Mammoth Garlic by ursulav Mammoth Garlic by ursulav
While closely related to elephant garlic, mammoth garlic is shaggier and has much more dramatic tusks, making its home in the far north. A typical herd is led by a garlic matriarch and contains a number of adult females and their young cloves. While female garlic remains with the herd, juvenile males will eventually leave to join the loose bachelor herds of garlic bulls.

Look, I visited my parents last weekend, and somebody gave me brandy. I cannot be held responsible for what happens after that. And as long as nobody asks about the sketches of bighorn pears, or god forbid, the lemonlopes, we'll all be okay.

This is acrylic, 12 x 24, on this snazzy cradled gessoboard that I really, really like, but which is quite expensive, but then doesn't need to be framed, so not all that expensive in the long run. But I'm cheap. Anyway. The original is for sale, still noodling around figuring out how to do good prints in this format, though.
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copperrein Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
This makes me so happy! I love it!
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CMarianne Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it !
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verod Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2018
Great!
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idkbroijustexist Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2017
Garlic powder is my C O C A I N E
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idkbroijustexist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
mm i love   G   A   R   L   I   C
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aniheartland Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Professional Writer
I think this was the first picture of yours I ever saw (over on Elfwood - that was a while ago). I pretty much love everything you do. I think the baby garlic next to the mama is cute. The background is well done.
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Keyshe54 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
XD this is hilarious fun and beautiful. Love the greys colors and all the detail in the landscape!
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tdsilva Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never knew I needed this in my life
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MorkowDragon Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite!
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
O.K. nice.
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CarolynMcCully Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2016   Traditional Artist
I think this is one of my absolute favourites from you, always makes me smile. Thank you.
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ByMyHeelICareNot Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
:D <333
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Kantorock Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
One can never have enough garlic. Even when you have too much garlic, it is never enough.
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idkbroijustexist Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017
even if you die from too much garlic, you need more garlic
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Hamenok Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Professional
Great
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zegkaas Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Very nice!
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Pixel45 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
What's logic? i don't know. Do you know? You don't know.
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SunnySparkle441 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It takes a very special imagination to be able to see such interesting things in simple fruits/vegetables and such. I really love surrealism. :)
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SKJMJQ Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Health guards, at least!! Magic!!
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RoyalDuchessMajesty Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Let me join you majestic creatures! Take me with you on your Ice Age journey.
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Bari1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, this is great.
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Darth-Silas Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2014   Artist
Keep one as a pet and you'll never have to worry about vampires again. The smell would repel every bloodsucker for miles around. 

Got an idea for another fruit critter: the puffer durian. No sea predator would dare try to eat one:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian
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Zebucompany Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
how would you ever think of this hahaha
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hippie-juice Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Student
i LOVE this!
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Chapawee13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hilarious yet creative. I love your work!
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Dawnshade1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconcannotevenplz:  Oh my goodness...I just...no words can describe this. No words :XD:
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xtcgm Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
I love this. Where can I buy some?
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TorpidMarauder Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Ursulav is my new favourite artist.

Like, ever.
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Karinta Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I can tell you're a gardener!
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saversteel1 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice idea and good technique :)
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randomrandomandeven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I have this image in my head of cro-magnon hunters stalking the Mammoth Garlic across the tundra in order to season their soup. I'm so glad that we have the miniature ones where I live. We haven't had any garlic-related deaths for at least a century.
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b9paradox Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
This is hysterical, and brilliantly executed. Well done!
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WeasleyWoman Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL laughed my butt off at this, reminded me of the Panorama spaghetti heist before my time. xD great!!
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ellenherbert Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
this is just tremendous. Someone much always keep you in brandy!
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NaokoElric2250 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This made me laugh, and the discription more so. It is surreal.
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Dendroabates Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice works...i have only seen a part of them, but theyre very funny!
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KeelerBeez Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
How cute!
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DJAntoni Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I was looking for Mammoths and I found this... funny, surreal, and beautiful, I loved it.
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MugoUrth Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
It's sad when you look up animals and the first thing you get isn't an animal.
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Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Please, GO ON!!! :D
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SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! This one is amazing! I just can't get over how much I LOVE these weird fruits!(i'm not sure garlic is a fruit, but that doesn't make it any less amazing!) The 'young cloves' are so cute! ^.^ :excited:
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KiraDeFox100 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
epic...
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Henningway Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
You are a genius!!
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angeloftheodd08 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I love this whole series! :heart: I am a huge fan of surrealistic work and your descriptions and art remind me of a fruit/vegetable version of Dougal Dixon's "After Man" book.
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theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
lol there is nothing i can say but AWESOME! that is all...
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Silidrea Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
Your mind is strange and amazing love this stuff!!!
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1in0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
ok... now i've seen it all!

Brandy you say - c'mon! What did you use? tell the truth :)
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Swamptey Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
yea, thats genius ^^
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Hannakin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ahaha, wow, sheer liquid wonderment!
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Marilyse Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful! You have talent- and wit, too. This reminds me a little of the "house hippo" commercials that I used to see. Very clever, and very cute. The cloves are the babies? I really love the way they seem to lumber along- I'll be keeping my eye out for these. :)
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