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Squishy Climbs The Neuron

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Squishy, the brave little neurotransmitter, struggles to climb a mighty neuron. Although the height is frightening, (particularly to a creature with no legs and rather nubby arms) Squishy perseveres! His important chemical messages must get through!

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I don't actually know that neurotransmitters exist anywhere but in the synapses, so I'm takin' some artistic liberties here.

Also, this is still not an epic.

Original is somewhere around 10 x 14.5, mixed media (I threw everything but the kitchen sink at this one) and for sale! Prints are also available for $10 or $20, plus shipping. Send a note to inquire about prices, or drop an e-mail to ursulav (at) metalandmagic.com
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NiftyNautilus's avatar
Go, Squishy! Woo-hoo! :D
Naidiriv's avatar
Taren14's avatar
CLIMB, SQUISHY! CLIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIMB!
tzigany's avatar
YOU ONLY THINK IT'S NOT AN EPIC.
Lasa-Patera's avatar
Immy-is-Thinking's avatar
Hi :D I featured this here, hope thats ok ^_^ :iconllamajumpplz: [link]
SquirrelOfChaos's avatar
Meant to fav this when I saw it on your blog way back when. Go, little Squishy, go! You can do it!
Maria-Lucia's avatar
It's s cute, and also again a great concept :D
stkatherine's avatar
okay, if science textbooks had illustrations like this, i would have been all over my homework in high school. instead, i barely scraped by in the sciences.
Seiberwing's avatar
Would just like you to know that I have this picture up as my computer wallpaper. It is my psychspiration.
AxelofReaht's avatar
Freaking adorable. That's about all I can think of. The little messenger bag is the perfect touch.
Obonic's avatar
I liked the geometry of this one :)
Miss-Ag's avatar
ur very creative and i love him hes so CUTE!
JayTheNerdKid's avatar
Well, some neurotransmitters are synthesised at the soma and travel down the axon to the synapse, where they're actually used, but the signals themselves travel as electrical impulses. But I love the idea of this anyway - and Squishy is absolutely adorable.
KaveriGeewhiz's avatar
Squishy deserves to become a legend..:D..Loving him so far.
e-bojnowski's avatar
what a wonderful idea perfectly executed!
this is what some areas of my brain look like, I am sure.
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DiamondLeaf's avatar
Squishy! I want one! Mmmmmmmm... *eyes the Squishy*
omg. :O

yes, what someone above me said... please create a book of the adorable squishiness of human anatomy!
MaryA666's avatar
so sweet!!! Squishy! squishy! squishy!
FallenAngelEyes's avatar
Wow. This is so... adorable. You should totally do a series showing how Squishy gets thwarted in message delivering (aka what happens to people who suffer from clinical depression)
Kawaii-Hunters's avatar
I love the way your mind works lol... and I really like the way you play with composition :3
xhereticx's avatar
Squishy! I love you!!

:+fav:
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