Smurf Sighting, Nate Hallinan (2D)

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Old 09 September 2011   #1
Smurf Sighting, Nate Hallinan (2D)

Title: Smurf Sighting
Name: Nate Hallinan
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

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.
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Old 09 September 2011   #2
You have a stunning portfolio my friend. The Smurf piece is fantastic. Love to see more.
Old 09 September 2011   #3
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Outstanding!!! Great work as always!, Love this version of Smurf very much, Great technique and rendering! Congrats
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Old 09 September 2011   #4
This is fantastic work and this little guy is so adorable! Makes me wish he was real
Old 09 September 2011   #5
Awwww...that's gorgeous man!
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Old 09 September 2011   #6
Awesome work it very realistic first time i though it 3D . Cool work!
Old 09 September 2011   #7
o____o AMAZING!!!
First time i though it 3D too
very very very realistic
You're Great man


Old 09 September 2011   #8
Simply amazing concept and execution. Cheers.
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Old 09 September 2011   #9
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wow! Lovely , super realistic

Last edited by webang111 : 11 November 2011 at 07:21 AM.
Old 09 September 2011   #10
Thank you very much everyone!

If you would like to see the process on how I painted it, you can check it out here:
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Old 09 September 2011   #11
Really nice idea and painted impressive.
Great work!
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Old 09 September 2011   #12
Holy hell! Knocked my socks off!
Old 09 September 2011   #13
Wow! Amazing, skillful technique and he is soooo cute. Can't stop looking at him. Thanks for making me smile this morning!
Old 09 September 2011   #14
Fantastic job! Great theme and technique
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Old 09 September 2011   #15

Wow! I love this interpretation of the Smurfs. If smurfs were real, then I believe that this is what they would look like. I love this conceptual creature design with the beautiful attention to detail, texture, anatomy and so forth. The mushroom topped head and layering legs are great. Even the face is unique and convincing. The background is beautiful with great textures, colors and details. The disproportionate, but convincing, hands and arms are very interesting. I love the snail and blackberry as well. Perhaps the back foot could be a little more planted to the root (something about it doesn't seem like it's really touching the ground completely). The black eyes and almost cat-like nose is interesting. He looks like a competent hunter/gatherer. I really love this piece. It deserves a proud spot in your portfolio. Keep it up. Great job!
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