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Pearaphim by ursulav Pearaphim by ursulav
...And then there was a great flash, as of a thousand suns, and the very air itself seemed to burn golden, and a sound came, like the ringing of a thousand golden trumpets, and the squirrel saw before him a being, one of the Great Lords of Fruit, bewing'd and halo'd, one of the mighty pearaphim, the vegetative pillars of heaven. And the pearaph spoke, in a voice both sweet as sweetened fruit juice* and brazen as great metal shields crashing together, and what it said was "FEAR NOT, BRIEF MORTAL--!"

And the squirrel fell backwards in astonishment, for he was sore afraid, and more importantly, very weirded out by the whole thing.

I have no explanation whatsoever, except that as usual, it seemed like a good idea. If you want to find a meaning in this, go for it, but it's all you. I have none whatsoever. Even the pun came after the sketch.

Prints available! We have $10 small and $20 jumbo, plus shipping--drop a line or visit [link] to set that up. Great Christmas gifts! Or at least, really WEIRD Christmas gifts, and isn't that just as good?

*Made from concentrate. We're on a budget here, people.
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Given 2005-11-24
One is sure to be overcome by the devine beauty of the Pearaphim. *ursulav's clever yet somewhat random illustration is as cute and amusing as it is skillfully rendered. ( Featured by MPsai )
explorerevision Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018
Praise Pear
TrottingPeryton Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a vision.
SammiRose-and-Dmitri Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE this!! I tried clicking on the link, but it's telling me there's an error. Is there anywhere else I can purchase a print? Thanks! <3
realflow001 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
Ehsartem Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
FELLA -The Biting Pear of Salamanca (Badges) 
Shay0528 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Lol wutBiting Pear of Salamanca GIF 
Awesomedog10112 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Pear jesus??
IDreamOfTheWind Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Behold, the internet!
Protey17 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Looks like Jungian archetypes projection illustration = ) 
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Looks great.
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011   Writer
I laughed. Much. :boing:
DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
Oh gods, how did I miss this before!
glassdragon42 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The mighty pearaph! :iconlolwutplz: This is just too funny!
RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Wow; with my new :iconpearofeyesplz: I have seen the light!

The meaning of life is nothing more than the beauty of the common pear!
Taren14 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
...You disturb me.
Amaquieria Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh....I have this Print! ^_^ :woohoo: (along with about 50 others of yours. hehe ^^; )
HTFlover013 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Your art is something else. I want your skills and randomness!!!! :la:
LydiaStiv Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
It's. So. Freakinf. AWESOME. :D :D :D
junkygetic Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010   Digital Artist
ScaryFeet07 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
GarnethRiparian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
I friggin love your work. What else can I say?
Sonic02 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
toastles Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
okay, yah, i just saw your lurking sock puppet one and thought it was the best of da, but this... this is equally priceless.... now you got me coughing 'cause i'm laughing so hard. if i look at any more of your art, i might die!! but boy, what a way to go. fantastic job, really.... hahahaha... brilliant...
frizaay Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
i cant help saying lol wut :ohnoes:
Crazy-Hybrid94 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
omg, a Pear from heaven!! 8D :worship:
I :heart: it! and it's beautifully done work :D
Sweet-Alyssum Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009   Writer
I stumbled on your work all at once and adore every bit of it, but I think my favorite is this picture. See, I'm not religious, but I go to a Catholic school, and so I see a lot of pictures of naked white dudes with strategically-drifting bedsheets and excellent lighting technicians. After seeing about eight zillion variations on holy nudist meetings in boulder fields or men in white dresses playing Peter Pan, I've kinda lost most all reverence of religious art. While it might just be the DayQuil talking, his had me in absolute fits of laughter. :D

If I didn't have a niggling suspicion I would get sent to the front office for mocking St. Frutus of Pearis or something I'd slap up prints of this on every available surface. As it is... this is totally going to be my graduating present to myself.
Annie-Zapata Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
And this comment of yours just made my day, thank you very much for the laughs. :lmao:
St. Frutus of Paeris. :lol:
Grace-Dupre Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
You are silly and probably one of my favorite people on deviantart for making this. Completely bonkers. I absolutely love it!

It's only a matter of time before this becomes the next big internet thing, though...
ISeeThee Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009 are terrible. =D
animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
I think I would have the same reaction if a giant angelic piece of fruit started talking to me. xD

It's really awesome tho, so maybe I wouldn't be weirded out by it.

It's like how I was watching stuff on pranks yesterday and this guy was an illusionist and he made it look like his head fell off on a bus.

I was all like "That's awesome."
pCubensiS Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2008
black-cat16 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2008
*she is falling from a chair and rolling on the floor* i love it, love! :rofl:
SephirothsFlamedWing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Has anyone ever told you that you're amazing? :D
KalineReine Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008  Professional Writer
Wow, that's really... Uhm weird. XD
Itsumou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of that mormon painting.
VonFrankenstuff Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
this is freakin hilarious!
its a shame i hadnt seen this before. must fave this one for the comedic value of it.
also its a damned good piece
hizuki24 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
blugemstone Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Very interesting :)
Morloth88 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008   Digital Artist
that's a pear...
A Pear...
Scarlet27 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
Lovely! Amazing colors, great idea...
InsgesamtIngobert Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Haha, I HAVE to fav that! It's hilarious..
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
ha! wow that is so cute and so funny and so random! :giggle: teeheehee! :hug: you just totally brightened my day :aww:
DJ-Zipp-Zapp Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Flying Pear > Biting Pear
StarDragger Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Would this be the same pear who comes to retrieve Big-Horned pears after they lose a particularly vicious stem-butting contest? ;) :P :D
r0b0v Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007
I found this and was pretty sure that it was your style (but photochopped):

LunaNeko Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
I want one...but at the same time...I want to kill you for the pun....
Symbologie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I mean to ask you in my last comment if I could icon the peraphim for my LJ. I'd credit you as the artist, of course, but if you don't want me to I'll absolutely understand. :-)
Symbologie Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Holy mother of pearl, you made my morning with this! I laughed so hard the dog looked at my strangely! Thank you!
eshkenazi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
So during this morning's work out, I was contemplating the idea of actually doing my own Christmas cards this year--as I contemplate every year though nothing comes of it--and thought I should browse DA's angels to see if I came up with a cool inspirational thought or something.
Just as I was about to click the 'next page' button, I noted the angelic pear. I clicked the button and then paused and thought, "Wait. Angelic *pear*!?" I hit the back button and lo and behold, there was indeed an angelic pear. I decided it must be yours. Because you're the only artist I know of who would create and angelic pear. And here we are.

Personally, I love the heavy gold halo. And I like how you don't give your fruits and veggies faces or appendages when you draw them this way. They're just normal. Except for the halos and beams of light. Well, and wings in this case. ^_^
Bluewolf783 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
haha your comments on your artwork are awesome!

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