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Smurf Sighting by NateHallinanArt Smurf Sighting by NateHallinanArt
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What if Smurfs were real?

The Smurf is actually the result of a symbiotic relationship between two organisms. We believe that Smurfs put their 'embryos' in the button of a developing mushroom. From a distance, Smurfs seem like they are wearing a hat and pants but as you can see this is a fallacy. The fungus provides camouflage and protective epidermal layers for the creature, while the creature provides nutrients and mobility for the spreading of spores.

Smurfs are believed to be a hunter gatherer society. As you can see, this little guy is returning from a successful venture. It is generally difficult to spot a Smurf; they are very apprehensive and cunning. Sadly though, it is rumored that they are hunted for their medicinal properties. It's hard to determine but it is thought that there are not many colonies of Smurf left.

I used this stock as part of the background: [link]

Click here to see the painting process.
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Speenu Featured By Owner 21 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea! They should re-boot the Smurf franchise using your ideas  :)
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TonyFerreira Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  New member Student Digital Artist
Surreal impressionante! Excelente arte, esse smurf  e sua descrição me fez acreditar que eles são mesmo de verdade kkkkkkkkkkkk muito bom mesmo me identifiquei com suas imaginações e criações, sou seu fã... Parabéns!
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FlamingBulbinArrow Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That poor snail...
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adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Soooooo cute
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DrivenAway573 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Holy smurf
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Kingoftheplatypus Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014
I never thought  I would say that about a smurf, but this must be the cutest thing I've ever seen !
This design is just breathtaking !
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alektron Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn, I always thought this would be 3D! Really stunning :)
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ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually find this far cuter than the typical smurf.
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I would have to agree with you there.
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Pickle-Soup Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool :D (Love the detailed write-up, adds whole new level to the picture) ... 
... And i think it's interesting that mushrooms 'breathe' O2 and 'exhale' CO2 just like us... 
... so maybe the symbiotic bonded creatures also share a respiratory system ? ... :D
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