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Sea Serpent Floatation Device
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Published: December 7, 2004
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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's avatar
I love how nonchalant he is.

"Yes, I'm wearing a floatie, what of it?"
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ArcticIceWolf|Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe this is funny!
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ladyarah|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's avatar
I love it! :D
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rl2wAters|Student Traditional Artist
oh he's a cutie ;) I love the attitude and the whimsy, very well done!
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zutaralover97|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally funny! I love it :D
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volkradugi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Funny :D
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MonsterBrand|Professional Photographer
I've featured this piece in my journal, here: [link]

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Tavoriel|Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome! Nice use of warm colors!
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story|Professional Photographer
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MagicSpazzingDragon's avatar
Haha his face has so much personality. It's awesome!
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Scenro's avatar
hee.. its funny ^^
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Faylinn's avatar
I just love her expression!
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dancing-emmy's avatar
lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol! hahahahahahahahahahahahaha! this is soooooooooooooooooooo cute! ^^
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cardowl's avatar
That's so cute!
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RachelAngelica's avatar
I think sea serpents require flotation devices more often than not. Very cute.
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DWALKER1047's avatar
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's avatar
Cute! I love the animals!
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3hika| Photographer
lol! I love his expression!
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WakingIsSurreal's avatar
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's avatar
: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's avatar
:D :D :D
Very very cute and very very funny !
:+fav: coz I love that !

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loralye|Professional General Artist
I think you have one of the most fantastic imaginations ever.

In the history of the world.


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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