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Snail Jousting by JakobHansson Snail Jousting by JakobHansson
An activity that requires a calm and steady aim.


Edit: I changed the background hues a bit, as I felt the colours were too green and strong and I added a bit of sunstrokes instead.

A personal piece. Jakob Hansson, Copyright 2012
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A really beautiful picture this. The artist has created a very memorable fantasy scene.

The image of molluscs jousting is impossible to look at without a smile; it really is cute. But it is also very evocative of a strange and alien world.

The landscape is quite lovely, with the gentle slopes and the trees. The huge mushrooms definitely creates a sense of unearthliness.

The artists skill in creating this picture cannot be faulted at all.

The picture is entitled 'Slug Jousting,' though I wonder if they might not be better described as snails? They appear to have hard shells.

The artist provides no background to the scene in the comments. Indeed, no information is necessary to enjoy this work, as it is such a memorable and attractive picture. Yet it might be nice to know if this is inspired by a fictional work. The question was raised in my mind as to whether these were intelligent molluscs? Are they fighting on their own initiative, or have they been goaded into it by unseen masters? Are there spectators watching the scene from a distance? Perhaps the artist intends to let the viewer find his or her own answers to these questions.
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InfectedFlinch Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Brilliant. And may I add, this picture will go down very well as a print for my significant other!
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :0)
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Alyrah-Sabre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha! I dig this idea!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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Alyrah-Sabre Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD:
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KyleX20309 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Well this is gonna be a battle to remember..
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure is! Thanks :0)
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Words cannot describe the awesome.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I think awesome is a nice word, so thank you very much :0)
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:iconalansteenhouwer:
AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
It keeps reminding me of Lobster Knife Fight. [link]
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I had not seen that one before! Very funny, thanks for sharing :0)
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AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
:iconyeyfaceplz: You're welcome.
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funkypurple Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol :) it's funny!!
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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funkypurple Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :hug:
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Yoni-Danziger Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconsuperw00tplz: Featured [link] :dummy:
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the support!
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:iconmiakhano:
Miakhano Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012
Whoa! So unusual!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Miakhano!
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quentinlars Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol that would take forever to watch! howlzzz awesome concept great execution! nicely done!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconquentinlars:
quentinlars Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:thumbsup: no worries!
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BeckyDIllustrations Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:rofl: Awesome concept! Love it :D
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontesla51:
Tesla51 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Defeat will come soon........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................


Come back in a year.
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
A real on the edge of your seat event!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Snails in army! O_O
Very original and very well done.
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
You're welcome.
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ax010tl Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are the lances dipped in salt? Joking apart, amazing pic, beautiful brushwork. ax
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you very much :0)
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AlexGrayeser Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would go with Steady Aim Pro. ;)
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the tip!
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Loulin Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A calm and steady aim indeed, not to mention lots and lots... and lots.... of patience. You've got to be prepared to bring books and other entertainment with you to a snail jousting tournament.

That is such a cool idea. Also a very nice angle/perspective to it all. You can almost feel the "speed". ;)
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much ;0)
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Canibabey Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
This is one of the most epic things I've ever seen. I want to watch snails joust... I want to watch them joust so bad. O____O
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I am in the middle of intense negotiations with Hollywood on the rights to a huge blockbuster, haha ;0)
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Canibabey Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Fight the good fight. FOR THE SNAILS! oCo
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Saeblundr Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist
"An activity that requires a calm and steady aim." I was in love with the image and then i read this... my favourite image in a while :)
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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7Eule7 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This battle is soooooo slooooooooooooooow
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeeeeed it is... :0)
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kikannoh-yo Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awww! so cute!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thaaaanks!
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tcwoua Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to amazing gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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Alsvidr Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, that's excellent! I love it.
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JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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GaardCeteru Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
I love the piece, but almost as priceless Is the way you describe it: calm and steady. True that!!!
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:iconjakobhansson:
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
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