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the anciENT mariner by skulpturro the anciENT mariner by skulpturro
Gothic Oceania in all of it's Benthic Splendiferousness

His Majesty was created solely with an excessively photographed Javelina skull.

Eyes courtesy of Van Dyke Taxidermy Supplies (only $6 / pair - what a deal!!)

4 California Moray Eels dipped in Paprika (JK) Courtesy of Sea World San Diego

Enjoy!!

Or Not. :)

P.S. For extra points:
Find the hidden mythical tree herder in the title!!
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:icontealspace:
TealSpace Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
That looks like a god!
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:iconsenecal:
Senecal Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Niiiiiiice.  DifferENT, but good.
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:iconzomfibame:
zomfibame Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
bad ass
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:iconluiskaan:
luiskaan Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
SUPER.
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:iconpumpkinpiesoup:
PumpkinPieSoup Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I want this guy over my bed while I sleep....
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:icondemitrybelmont:
demitrybelmont Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
Fucking awesome!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:bow: Thanks!!
That happens to be my favorite!!
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:iconquarkhopper:
quarkhopper Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm very impressed by some kind of ancient power in this picture.
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAY!!!
Ding Ding Ding....that's My all-time favorite!!
Anything swathed in Eels must have formidable power, to say the least ;)
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:iconquarkhopper:
quarkhopper Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahahahahaha
I must say, I woke up swathed in eels just this morning and it was a POWERFUL day indeed!!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:jawdrop:

Eeelectrical eels, I'll bet.
Remember to keep a naked foot on the floor -
electricity goes to ground, I'm told.
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:iconquarkhopper:
quarkhopper Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
heh I sleep in foil suit to cope. :giggle:
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If there is ever a limited nuclear exchange during the night, you will look like Jiffy Pop :)
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:iconquarkhopper:
quarkhopper Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent. I hope I'm a gruesome spectacle for some poor Pathologist to sort out when I pass.
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:iconjcallius:
JCallius Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is great :)
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You!!
It's my secret personal favorite!!

(not so secret any more)
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:iconjcallius:
JCallius Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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:iconmizskellington:
mizskellington Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
love those eels!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me, too! And one of the very few times I've used green in a piece :)
I think I'll get those eels back into service for another manip.
Thanks for the support/ idea!!
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:iconmizskellington:
mizskellington Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008
please do! they're amazing :)
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:iconjaxelise:
JaxElise Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
whoa!! crazy, this is very cool
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you liked it, it is my personal favorite!!!
Probably because it's one of the rare times I used more than one color!! :lol:
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:iconscarcrowshitstomper:
ScarcrowShitStomper Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
DecoRatiVe. :)
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:iconrichardj:
richardj Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2007
He's a fearsome, fabulous monster!:fear::clap:
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:iconabstractlvr:
abstractlvr Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
Awsome work my friend...as always!!
love the eels!

:)
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Keith!! :)
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:iconabstractlvr:
abstractlvr Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2006
You're welcome Dave :)
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:iconlindarherzog:
LindaRHerzog Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Wow!
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Archeopterix Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
ooooooooooooooooooo I know! Its ENT innit? hehehe

Its great to see sum Photomanipulation on here again! You havnt lost yer touch wen it comes to the weird and slightly humorous! I think this guy has a funny expression :D.

:+fav: methinks :D
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skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so Much!
methinks :) :handshake:

Always extremely encouraging to hear that I'm not slipping too terribly much :D
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Archeopterix Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
D
:ninja::ninja:
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant piece!
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:wow:
Thanks so much!!!
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:iconna-ashje-ii:
na-ashje-ii Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
that looks so cool...

its almost like a demonic fish ^^
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the sound of that.
Thanks so much as always!! :hug:

Are your parents both going to be at home with you for Christmas?
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na-ashje-ii Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006
You're welcome :hug:
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Seems almost ancient greek in nature aswell, which to me adds to it.. big fan of greek mythos.

very nice.

What animal does the skull belong to?
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skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Greek is Good
A mythological quality to what I do is truly my greatest aspiration.
That's no other than the lowly peccary, a 20+ pound pig resident of Texas.
Of course, it has been flipped upside down and cut and pasted a thousand different ways.
Thanks for the great comment!!
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mirrorkills Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ive tried to do greek aswell in one of my pieces; and though it turned out well; it lacked something and im not sure what... :)
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hate that always intangible 'something'. Sometimes I think we spend our entire lives chasing after it. :P
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:iconcomesailaway:
ComeSailAway Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a beluga whale of course. :D
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Belugas were harmed in the making of this deviation.
They were, however, vexed, cajoled, teased, and twitterpated.
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ComeSailAway Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Ok, I can deal with the vexing, cajoling, and teasing. But what the hell is twitterpatting?
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"falling in love" as described in Walt Disney's "Bambi"
Related to my comment about as well as..............................BELUGA WHALE
See, I can be random too!!! :hug:
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:iconcomesailaway:
ComeSailAway Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I never once doubted your randomosity, and now I never will. :D
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Cerulean452 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
Ent. Hee hee. Neat how the leaves look like they are engraved on the skull.
Kind of a creepy mariner, ain't he? ;)
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skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you noticed the leaves. They are from a wooden panel from India, the frame of which I used in "Crypt Orchids".
Creepy is what I always strive for, glad you noticed :)
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:iconmmmmudd:
mmmmudd Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006   General Artist
YAY!!! Skulpturro is back from th e"normal" side of the tracks!!!!!!

Mudd
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:iconskulpturro:
skulpturro Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank God.
I'm surprised some of you didn't attempt an intervention :P
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:iconmmmmudd:
mmmmudd Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006   General Artist
OH sometimes you have to let people leave the asylum so they can see how good we have it here. Have some fruitcup and a smile!

Mudd
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