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Hermit crabs colllect scenery on their vacations because cameras are too difficult to work with claws.

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Thanks everyone for the overwhelming number of favs and watches. There's way to many for me to reply to, but I wanted you all to know I really do appreciate it.

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Given 2006-04-19
What makes you happy by *ScaryDeadGirl - The artist takes an unwinding approach on a hermit crab, giving a new take on defining adventurous . A clever and humorous piece that shows us that we can take what we love, no matter the size. ( Suggested by BahamutReborn and Featured by zilla774 )
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Meno4me Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student Artist
Awesome! =3
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DOWNLOADEPIT Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
nice.thanks for sharing it
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Captain-Octopus Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009   Artisan Crafter
Hmmmm... i guess not many crabs have been to paris (I think we would notice the eiffle tower missing)
Great work, looks stunning , cute and purely awsome.
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passerby13 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I've used this as my wallpaper a couple of times and I just can't get enough of it!
I love the colours used and the extraordinary detail!
It's cute and creative.
Wonderful work.
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mirQue84 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
this is a cute one, though it reminds me in some shrooms in the djungle which actually attaint insects as spores, kill them and grow out of the dead bodies. a really surreal sight like from another world, very impressive – like yours here.
really cool
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Rhudra Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
This picture has been my desktop wallpaper for a few years now, and I'm not going to change it any time soon. Thanks so much for creating such an awsome wallpaper!
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
Sorry for not getting back to you sooner. I'm really glad you enjoy the wallpaper that much! Thanks.
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BabyBluBug Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
This is so original. I really like it.
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Pagiel Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008   Photographer
I really love this. It's amazing, and the colors are awesome.

Would it be alright for me to use it as the background for my gaiaonline.com profile? I would credit and link back to you, as well as give you a link to the finished product so you could have a look at it.

I understand if you say no, though. It's your artwork and I'll respect your decision.
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Sure it's fine, I'm glad you like it. Thanks for asking first.
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EndlessTwist Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2008
so nice~
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NickShroom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007   Photographer
amazing work of art
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AmandaTheStampede Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007  Hobbyist
How cuuuuute. :aww:
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XgAD Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2007
Wow, this looks brilliant with a Windows XP Olive Green theme setting. Makes me happy too! :lol:
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DyDisMe Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Amazing! I like doing vector sooo much more than bitmap, but i'm not near as good as you... this is an amazing piece! the color scheme is commendable... would you mind if i used this in a flash, so long as i gave credit? wowowowowow...
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
Go for it. Send me the finished version I'd love to see it.
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SpyG Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooooooooooo cute~~~~~~~ X3
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tatice Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Funny and great. :)
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daasen Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007
truely is nice..
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UltimateRage Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007
I love the color! :D great wallpaper!
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MeepityMeepy Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
is there a possible easy way to resize this image? becaus eit doesnt fit my desktop.. :[
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abzdragon Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
This is amazing, the colors, the idea, the composition... just awesome! I love hermit crabs.... haha!
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
They're cute little pinchy guys. I like that some live in soda cans. You know, the fancy ones that demand branded homes. Generic shells will not do.
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flominowa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful vector drawing. Makes me wish my home was as compact and portable like this.
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otherdoors Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
I would say this does a pretty fantastic job of making me happy. Amusing and well executed composition. Good job!
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legendofzeke Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! :+fav: thank you so much for this wallpaper! i hate having to stretch it to 1280x1024, but it still looks great!
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
I should really get around to making multiple sizes, but as a lazy artist I probably won't :(
Glad you like it anyway.
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Enkou21 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm liking the simple highlights on the plants and ze crab and its a really nice use of soft colours =D
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xemuz Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
You have wonderful works, this one is amazing I really loved the concept.

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I'll be cheching the gallery :analprobestare:

Bye
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Shah-G Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006   Digital Artist
I LOVE IT!!! I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I LOOOOVE IT!!!
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
XD
Thank you.
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Shah-G Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Digital Artist
And by the way, this is one of the best works I've seen on DeviantArt... This is the reason why I wanted to learn vector, yet I still can't wrap my head around it!! Do you have any tips for a person wanting to learn this style of art, and what program did you use??
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Thanks that's very kind of you.
I use Adobe Illustrator for my vector stuff.
There are two ways I start out making a vector piece.
1) I sketch the picture out in pencil, scan, and then trace my image or...
2) I roughly create the base shape for the picture I'm making and slowly refine it while adding detail.
The first option is great for detailed works, the second is one I use for more simple images like the kikkoman picture in my gallery.

A good way to start out in vector is to browse the stock gallery here on DA and use any photo you like as a base image. My candyland submission has a girl that was traced from a photo. This tracing helps you get a feel for what the tools can do without you worrying too much about how the drawing looks. Try playing around with layering images and effects. You'll find out pretty fast what looks good and what doesn't work. Also adjust the tools you have in illustrator when you need to. I frequently increase or decrease the pencil tool fidelity depending on how smooth I need the pencil stroke to be. It's a great way to create effortless looking curves.

I keep saying I'm going to do a tuorial one of these days. I may work on that this week.
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Shah-G Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006   Digital Artist
Ooohhh!! You rrrrreeaalllyyy gotta make a tutorial! I'm certain it'll be one of the best! You should make yours on a cartoony character like that crab. I still haven't seen any good cartoony tuts! Anyways, I hope you don't mind me using this as a wallpaper! It's the best one I've found in it's style!! I hope you make more amazing stuff like this!! :love:

P.S. You're one of DA's best artists!!
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Shah-G Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2006   Digital Artist
Oh yes... :+favlove:
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evol1314 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2006
aw so cute:] i use to raise hermit crabs. a pair of lovers, the male died and the female started being all down and out until she grew bigger and more ferocious i had to get give her away. anyways just dropping by<3
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plaid-duckie Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2006   Traditional Artist
i love this, its stunning
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2006
Thank you. :)
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southern-stars Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
its like my imagination lept fully formed into that picture, absolutely beautiful
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KawaiiJamu Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
I can't even tell you how much I love this! It will remain on my desktop forever and ever!!! <3<3<3x a million
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
XD
I'm very glad you like it. Thanks.
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ornis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Strong Crab, indeed. lol
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MeepityMeepy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2006
these would be awesome as wallpaper sized.. they are so adorable ^^
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z-monkey Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2006
Very very cute! I kinda miss the cynicism that was in Mushtopia, but this is an awesome, beautiful piece of art regardless.
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Kingnuthing1611 Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
this is so cute, and i love the colors.
great work :) :+fav:
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Holton1984 Featured By Owner May 15, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVE this image! It reminds me of this fairytale my mom told me about a turtle who carried the world on his back :)
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RiceChild Featured By Owner May 15, 2006
Nice wall...enjoy looking at your other works too :)
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xuglybobx Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
this shirt looks like something that belongs on threadless. you know, the website that makes tshirts?
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ScaryDeadGirl Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
yea I've bough a few from there before, but this design has waaaaayyyyyy too many colors to be submitted. I should get my ass in gear an try to make a shirt design.
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psychodelicpenguin Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2006
I think this is soooo cute! And I love the style and coloring of it ^___^
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