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Wildebeets at the Ford by ursulav Wildebeets at the Ford by ursulav
A traveller across the Serenghetti, coming to a river crossing in the heat of the day, may well find themself captivated by one of nature's most magnificent sights. Roots held high, horns gleaming in the sun, leafy tails trailing in the water and red flanks glistening with sweat and dust, the vegetables pass in a small herd, crossing the river at the shallowest point. Largest of the vegelope family, capable of standing off a pride of onions, wildebeets at the ford.

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Okay, okay, it was a quick piece, I had the idea this morning and wanted to get it down, so it's just a loose but entertaining bit 'o silliness in Painter 7, in the Weird Fruit family.

PRINTS AVAILABLE! We gots the standard 8.5 x 11 for $10, a jumbo limited edition for $45, and possibly an even bigger one, in a run of like 5, although we're still lookin' in to that and I'm not sure what the price would be. Send a note or drop a line, always glad to set that up.
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JQuasarD Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2018
This is so cute, it is almost unbearably funny and sweet. Your imagination alone gets 5 stars any day, and the execution is top-notch, too.
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jamerson2withadult Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
who else thinks they looked liked horned tomato ducks? homatucks
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Noctilucia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so absurd and nonsensical, and I love it.
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RotesSchwein Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Professional Writer
why?????
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lolzalimango Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Student General Artist
"Serenghetti." Spaghetti.
I SEE WUT U DID THERE!
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:iconbudle89:
budle89 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you by any chance writing Bob's Burgers too?
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TannMann64 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The noses are funny-looking
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ReaderOEllenW Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2017
Haha well never going to see my garden the same way again. rofl 
Your art is awesome. Clap 
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RainbowWolfie8887 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
The idea of "wildebeets" is hilarious, haha! nice work!
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Lamp-P0st Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
all your pieces are so interesting :0
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KalahariMeerkatfan Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would so love to see one of those onions...XD onion-lions...nice. I think it's lovely though
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crunchfarm Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
OMGness!When i was little i thought wildebeests were wildebeets.i was sooo confused!Thank you for drawing this!
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aktigerlily Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
bahaha i love it!!
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:iconvincentursus:
vincentursus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
That is brilliant. I regret I find myself unable to better articulate my critique than that.
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littlechagrinx Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011   Photographer
I lovvvveee theeeemmm. <3@
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SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
AWESOME! XD Their tails are oddly pretty! :D I love them! I love their shape! :excited:
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Jewelle1618 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
this is the only time ive ever wanted beets...
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:iconkairu-hakubi:
Kairu-Hakubi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the funniest one yet XD
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AnnaCStansfield Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
ahahah! I always get a kick out of your work. So hilarious, genius and unique. Love this.

So when do we gt to see a pride of fierce onions?
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Cat-of-the-Skies Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
Heheh. Wildebeets. xD

No joke though, this is pretty cool.
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GoneViral Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
This is so cool ^^ I love the play on words
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Revolos55 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
Fantastic. I friggin' love your descriptions. And I'd love to see a pride of onions as well ;)
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Sweet!

What about a red onion? =D

'Cuz I'm currently growing on in a CUP. xD
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counttime Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008   Photographer
damn near pissed myself I was laughing so hard. This is a trip!
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sylvanslang Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
your work gives me indescribably great joy and amusement. Thank you.
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Kt17 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Word play much?
I love the concept and the detail of the surreal scene-- tres impressive!
Oh, and, I want to say that I like your signature and where you put it. It looks like it's grass (so it fits in) and that it's easily visible. I've been trying to come up with ways to sign my work without making it look like an advertisment for my name-- thank you for the inspiration!
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taika-kim Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
!!! this is just ingenious :D
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TheKarelia Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Wow this is so cool. I love it. Great job :)
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kwanzaa-robot Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
:omfg: I'm in love.

I mean, they have obvious vegetable features, but they still look like plausible creatures- especially the baby.
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artlahjoiedevivre Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
ahh i luv ur work!! i first fell in love with your mammoth garlic in elfwood hahaha glad i found you here today! :D
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RachelAngelica Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Adorable.
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Oscarthe Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
I don't know why, but I find this really sweet.

They're vegetables, but... Wow.
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CelloQuest Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I absolutely adore your veggie series. :lmao: I love how the baby is looking off to the side, and the reflections are beautiful.
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SevenLevels Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
Wow. :)
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daporta Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006   Digital Artist
O.M.G. I have no words.....Incredible work ;P
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Kurtman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Yay! More vegetable beasts! I find them very disturbing and hilarious!
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croc-severinsen Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2006
Haha. I love that. That's one of the funniest things I've seen/heard in a while.
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supergirlanna Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2005
lol, i can never get anough of ur imaginativness!
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stirring-shadows Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
I work at Hallmark, and we actually sell vegetables that look like animals, just like your paintings! I'll send you a pic of them
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NightShadow13 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005
It's like the yam one! I love the yam one!
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Lilithx13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005   Photographer
Wildebeets....:lmao: I like their tails. :D
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AWSOME! thge idé is so original! love it
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deloulark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how their tails are the leafy bits! Awesome! :clap:
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Sachiko-chan Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aren't that scared of being eaten by the crococarrots or something like that? ;P
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Oni-Neko Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
i'd like to see that pride of onions that you so casually mention in the text for this picture.
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Indefatigable42 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2005
Ahahah. I like this. :D
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dariyan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Well, at first I thought it was just a typo... but no. Great! I love the way you follow a line of thought even (or especially) when it seems bizarrre.
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BigFace Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005
Hello Ursulav
Your gallery is full of great stuff, looks to me like you have a first rate imagination.
I likes it!

Adam
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kwsallee Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't they have to worry about preda"taters" in the river, as well?

Great work, your "quick pieces" have me rolling!
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battie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2005   General Artist
the idea is just too awesome. lovely image!!
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