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May 10, 2012
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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!
JakobHansson Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :0)
Alyrah-Sabre Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ha ha! I dig this idea!
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :0)
Alyrah-Sabre Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
KyleX20309 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Well this is gonna be a battle to remember..
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sure is! Thanks :0)
AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Words cannot describe the awesome.
JakobHansson Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I think awesome is a nice word, so thank you very much :0)
AlanSteenhouwer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
It keeps reminding me of Lobster Knife Fight. [link]
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