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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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DenitaTwoDragons Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
You managed to take a critter that always drove me nuts (sorry, the theme song still makes me break out in hives!) and turn it into one I adore! Bravo!
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angel31fire Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God ! He is a lot cuter then the real smurfs ! I really love the description you made of them.
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sml1 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
they need to make the smurfs like this
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paulrich Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work.  I love it.
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Speenu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great idea! They should re-boot the Smurf franchise using your ideas  :)
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Maybe someday :)
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TonyFerreira Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  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  Hobbyist General Artist
Soooooo cute
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DrivenAway573 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Holy smurf
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