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The Goldfish Are Restless by ursulav The Goldfish Are Restless by ursulav
Elwood was pretty sure that the goldfish had just come to beg for crumbs, but something about their blank little eyes and gaping mouths was really starting to creep him out.

Err, yeah. I wanted to paint a turtle, just to start working out the turtle design in the Pink Lizard/Dodofish style. This is probably not the final stop of the turtle design, since it's obviously a quickie, and it kinda got away from me--I had intended the little goldfish just to be like pigeons, waiting innocently for a handout, but they wound up just a trifle more sinister than I'd planned, (the size made it tough to get detail into 'em) and it's kinda starting to look as if Elwood should avoid putting his feet in the water. When I visualize the next stage of the story, I get a half-eaten cookie forlornly on the rock, and rings of agitated water. (Alas, poor Elwood...) So yeah, kinda got away from me there...might have to revisit it some time, and work large enough to get some detail on the goldfish that I couldn't get at this size.

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elzataerinn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
*sigh* Some days you just can't have a snack without animals swarming you for morsels.
KRMi-e Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Quick!  Give them what they want and maybe they'll settle down...

ElaineSeleneStock Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is 100% what would happen if my boyfriend put his 1.5 inch long turtle in my goldfish tank. :)  That turtle is terrified of everything.  Including some fish. :XD: 
Skyelark Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Hahaha. They remind me of this video I saw of this giant koi pond in Coppenhaggen, Denmark. It was of a large pavilion where visitors could feed the fish. Only you didn't see the koi after people threw food in. All you saw was "OMNOMNOMNOM".
369dreamergirl Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Student Writer
oh god. i knew it was you as soon as i saw this. :P
i don't know what it is...
love the description:
"Elwood was pretty sure that the goldfish had just come to beg for crumbs, but something about their blank little eyes and gaping mouths was really starting to creep him out."
really cute.
KristieCalifornia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Jthegymnast Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
This is really, cute I like top left goldfish the most :)
thescribblemaster Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
This is fantastic. The fish are adorable.
And Elwood looks great! Haha. Fun concept!
skopz Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
This made me lol
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SoldierToger Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2008  Hobbyist
I don't know what I like the most...your descriptions or the pics themselves XD
Fancyfishies Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
it's too cute :D

thatcraftychick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! :wave: This image has been featured in my journal here: [link]

transmissio Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Balthazar disdains the lemon, see, cause it reminds him of the time the goldfish tried to abscond with his cookie! Wink, nudge, say no more, ay?
CloudTheory Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Carnivorous goldfish? Yeah I can see it. I had a goldfish when I was a kid. It commited suicide after the white fish came to live there and started eating the scales off Goldy. Goldy did however make it halfway to the door, and almost two feet from the tank so maybe it was actually a desperate bid for freedom.
MysticalPoet Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007   Writer
LOL!!! :lmao: This is so funny :D
I was just cruising through looking for turtles (reason unknown) and saw this. Beware of the goldfish :P Great work!! I love it!!!
deboraboon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
fantastic work!!
wicked-siren Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
i laughed so hard i think i peed a little...
Windy-Willows Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
XD Omigawd, so cuteeee!!!
Aislea Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007   Writer
I have seen restless fish and save some lives when they tried to rebel. When I worked with wooodchucks I was more worried now working with fish I get a net. It makes me giggle deep down
Turtlebuzz Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
Omg! i love this! Total :+favlove!:nod::D
aequitas702 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2005   Writer
just too cute!!! :worship:
xXminceXx Featured By Owner May 20, 2005   Artisan Crafter
If you think Balthazar is bad, try being named Elwood. *chortle
00adam Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2005
"Elwood was pretty sure that the goldfish had just come to beg for crumbs, but something about their blank little eyes and gaping mouths was really starting to creep him out."

great description of him, you can really see it in his eyes, love it, great piece
laceyrae Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2005
he's absolutly just sweet :D and it looks as if he woulda shared!!!
blugoogirl Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2005
Aww Elwood looks scared he has to share...
Kenton-Alkemi Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2005
Wah! Poor Elwood! Actually... The goldfish don't look excessively evil.
dwilliams Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
Fishpool of the Damned?

Rawk on, Ursula.
minime2210 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lmao: That's soooooooooooo funny!!! And really cute too!!! :clap: Great work!!! :+fav:
blueseas Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2004
The only goldfish I knew were defintetely sinister.
divby0 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2004  Professional Writer
if goldfish surrounded me and they had that expression, i would freak out too. still, it's a great piece.
nemo-jo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwwwwww gold-fishies...tehehe :cuddle: they're cutley..sqwueeeeeeeeee!
yagi-san Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004
Poor Elwood!! Don't get eaten! ^^;
evanjensen Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
Terribily creepy...
Zaphira Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2004
ooo, poor turtle...
wonderfull colouring!
Goblin-Chant Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004
:rofl: Poor Elwood... I'd be damn scared if my fishies looked at me like that.

Nemohee2005 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004
the look on the turtle's face is priceless. Very Edward Gorey
rogue-rpz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
i love it who would have though that goldfish could look so sinister

love the title by the way :)
InADream Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2004
This peice reminds me of the movie ice age when all the dodo birds fight over the last mellon lol.
bluexxrosez Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2004
Haha.. this is so cute!!!
pyro-jeune-fille Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
This is one of the cutest things I've ever seen! hahaha
deloulark Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
You create such great stories to go with your drawings. I almost enjoy them more than the actual drawing. I love the expression you've captured on Elwood's face.... he really does look kind of worried. :giggle: Those goldfish are a tad creepy. :)
avancna Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm certain that you used my goldfish as models...
They come to the top of my aquarium and start feeding in anticipation of being fed whenever anyone comes buy the tank.
lissavk Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004  Student
Hehehe, that's sooo funny! Love those goldfish, and the turtle!! :trout:
ladyr Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
feed them :(
RD-X Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004   Photographer
Sweet... love it... absolutely a favourite... :D
Excellent work..
LiSuMellon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
thats so cute
mrmazzo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2004
HAHAHAHHAHAHHA very very funny!!!! :D
mer-bunny Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2004  Professional Filmographer
lol that's so cute!*stares at her own goldfish* I swear that fish is out to get me......
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