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Sea Serpent Floatation Device by ursulav Sea Serpent Floatation Device by ursulav
It's a weird fact, but whenever I blank on something to paint and I'm desperately hammering art out for a convention that's Right Around The Corner, my brain defaults to sea serpents.

This is weird, because while I have no problem with sea serpents, neither do I have any great passion for them--they're a sort of uninteresting cousin to dragons, so far as I'm concerned, and not even as exciting as, say, a plesiosaur in a party hat. Nevertheless, when the warning klaxons are klaxoning and the little red lights are spinning wildly and brain cells are running shrieking through the corridors of my brain, it's as if there's a little red glass-fronted box that says "IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, BREAK GLASS," but instead of a fire hose, it contains a tightly coiled sea serpent. And one of the brain cells, thinking more quickly than the rest, smashes it, and out glomphs the sea serpent in an oozing coil, onto the battered linoleum inside my skull.

Wow, that metaphor went all to hell, didn't it? Anyway, this was one for MFF, 8 x 10 mixed media, of a sea serpent who can't swim all that well and requires inflatable aids. This must be very humiliating for a sea serpent. On the other hand, I don't swim well myself, and I'm also scared of sock puppets, so maybe I'm using sea serpents to tap into my failures, which would be weird, but then, I'm a little odd.*

Anyway! Original for sale, prints available, drop a note or visit [link] for details!

*Try to contain your shock.
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i-like-pie-so-much-2 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I love how nonchalant he is.

"Yes, I'm wearing a floatie, what of it?"
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ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe this is funny!
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ladyarah Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to let you know that I put this in an art feature in my group :iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: , in the article "Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 53 - Sea Serpents" You can find it here: [link] ^_^
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Blitz190 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
I love it! :D
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rl2wAters Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh he's a cutie ;) I love the attitude and the whimsy, very well done!
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:iconzutaralover97:
zutaralover97 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally funny! I love it :D
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jackmanoo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
lol
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:iconvolkradugi:
volkradugi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny :D
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MonsterBrand Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece in my journal, here: [link]

:heart:
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Tavoriel Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Nice use of warm colors!
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story Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Photographer
:lol:
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MagicSpazzingDragon Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Haha his face has so much personality. It's awesome!
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Scenro Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
hee.. its funny ^^
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Faylinn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
I just love her expression!
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dancing-emmy Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! this is soooooooooooooooooooo cute! ^^
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cardowl Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006   Writer
That's so cute!
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RachelAngelica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I think sea serpents require flotation devices more often than not. Very cute.
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DWALKER1047 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
CONGRATULATIONS! You are being featured in my journal this week! Because I think you are an amazing artist. Your work that is featured is supurb, and caught my attention. :clap:
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drakorion Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Cute! I love the animals!
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3hika Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2006   Photographer
lol! I love his expression!
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WakingIsSurreal Featured By Owner May 4, 2006  Student
hahahahha thats wonderful
i like the sea serpent
it has pazazz
never again shall i use that word, i think its cool its different
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alienstars2004 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2005
:ahoy: Tee-hee! That's cute. I like your sea-serpants... not as funny as the Sock Puppet one, but still very amusing!

Rebecca (Arrr! It be talk like a pirate day, matey! I'll swashbuckle 'very land-lubber me sees, ye scurvy dogs! :skullbones:
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eny0 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005
:D :D :D
Very very cute and very very funny !
:+fav: coz I love that !

:mosaic:
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loralye Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2005  Professional General Artist
I think you have one of the most fantastic imaginations ever.

In the history of the world.

Really.

Sea Serpents are fun because you're never sure if it's just a giant squid, a lost parasail, or the thing that ate your cousin's sandal that time at the beach.

Damn that...thing.
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verekai Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2005
As always, I read the description first and was quit prepared to be amused to a grin-inducing degree, but... drumroll, please, this got a laugh out of me. It probably would have been louder if my diaphram hadn't been so devastatingly, er, pulled, if it's possible to 'pull' a diaphram, but anywho, laugh I did.

I like sea serpents.
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deloulark Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the expression you've captured on the sea serpent's face. I would imagine that it would be VERY humiliating to be a sea serpent and not have the ability to swim. I can picture this guy trying to look inconspicuous as the baby sea serpents swim around him poking fun at his 'water wings'. Poor guy.
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Anathien Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2005
just cute as hell :)
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KatTheGrrreat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005  Professional General Artist
..This just makes me laugh :XD: I love the expression on it's face.. This is too funny
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bruised-rainbows Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2005
ohmygosh. I actually laughed out loud!!! I LOVE it!! as well as a lot of your other stuff :D :+fav:
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grimlohk Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2004
haha :) beautiful mind you've got thar'! ;)
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Sphynx-on-the-prowl Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2004
Poor thing looks so humiliated to have to wear those. Very nice piece, and certainly one of a kind. I like it a lot. :)
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happydragonferret Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
me likey:)
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Nadezhda Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2004
that poor thing! great job! =D
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Reborn-atheist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
uif i had any income i would want to buy that and use it as a backing for my aqarium
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Zaphira Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2004
hHAHAHAHA, SO FUNNY, I LOVE IT!
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Coolflm Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004
Ajajaja, poor serpent. Cool :D
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Yorkster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
eehee
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IrishRose85 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004
lol I love the minny floaty on his tale, hey you know how you did a fat fairy because you where serfing on the net and thought that someone did but the fairy was actually squished? well I was surfing mermaids today for an up coming project and I thought of you and yoru work when I seen what apeared to be a fat Mermaid lol
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tinmanthegreat Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004
It's good to see you promoting a policy of safety first...
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vi2section Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
your descriptions are almost as much fun as your paintings. <3
almost.
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amsel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2004
Eee, I love him. He looks so... irritable. Yay.
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Iza1502 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004
I Love your Sea serpents there are ery very cute.... :tux:
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crossesallover Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2004   Traditional Artist
Hehehe. I really like this one. It's a cute idea!
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supergirlanna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004
awwww!
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Comic-Gurl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004
That's just too neato for words!
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RaeGirl1988 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004
:lmao::giggle::lol::rofl: awesome!
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woozle Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ha ha, I loved this piece when I first saw it, but looking at it again, I like it even more... I just noticed the little floaty on his tail! Hee hee...
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lissavk Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2004  Student
:rofl: Awesomeness:D
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Sinann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Cuuuute! he looks so bored, I like this! great painting!
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OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004  Professional General Artist
OMG!
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