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I'm with stupid by Annalee I'm with stupid by Annalee
It's Horst again. He lost his balloon... his only friend.

When Horst was a little boy he wanted to become a famous handball star. In his opinion that was the most exciting sport of all... or maybe it was just because of the sweating guys in short trousers.
However... one day he was on a field trip with the boy scouts and he found a helpless frightened squirrel in the middle of the road... it seemed to be hurt, so he decided to take the little fella to the veterinarian
...the only problem was that the squirrel had rabies. It bit him and the doctor had to amputate his finger because Horst wasn't inoculated... oh, he also was in a coma for about 3 months after that accident.
Well, shit happens.
Anyway, his dreams to become a famous handball player pretty much died at that time. Or have you ever seen a professional handball player with 9 fingers?

Maybe you ask yourself: What does that have to do with the picture?

good question



PS: I wanted the pic to look kinda old, bleached and dirty... I think it workes.
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FawnyaFrolic Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Artist
Hello. :deviation:
I just wanted to inform you that your deviation
has been featured in illustration UNUSUAL four.
~ Thankyou and have a wonderful day! C:

:heart: :tea:
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pislear Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
just amazing....:heart:
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jordrawers Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006   Writer
Okay so your picture not only brought me vast, vast amounts of joy, what with the bunny suit and the balloon and the grittiness and the transparent text in the background, but the story. THE STORY was like - as if someone handed me twenty dollars and then was like, "whoops, should give you fifty more." Best ever. Must favourite.
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0-NeverMind-0 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
That's the greatest. :love: :+fav:


You have got a great gallery.
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spudknuckles Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2004
just realised how good it is again
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maladie Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2004
Oh, that really makes me laugh, thanks!!! :D ( :+fav: )
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13shadesofblack Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2004
I like how small the facial opening is. Horst seems odd and interesting enough for me. He can get another balloon. There's always more balloons. :)
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inomine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
*lach*...

schöner still. und wenn das bild einen nicht zum lachen bringt, dann die geschichte...

hat das 'everyday its getting better and better' etwas zu sagen, oder ist es 'nur' hintergrund?
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Annalee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Danke. :)

"Every day in every way, it's getting better and better" ist aus John Lennons "Beautiful Boy"... aber I'm Grunde steht es in keinerlei Zusammenhang mit dem Bild. Es ist nur Zierde.
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inomine Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2004
ah. und ich wollte schon geheime botschaften vermuten :)...
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Dulciane Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
I like the old style you give to this drawing. Did Horst became a mascot of an handball equip?
Anyway, he looks confused without his balloon...
great work! (as usually ;) )
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lobegrinder Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
:D thats great...
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For-W-Art Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
Poor Horst and to know handball is one of the most exciting sports ever. So sad he couldn't realize his dream. Lovely writing on the balloon btw ;).
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runecircle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004
good story, and i like the grittiness of the image. :) good job!
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wahwah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2004  Professional Photographer
ich find die art von humor die hier drinsteckt ziemlich genial, der zeichenstil selbst, sein einziger freund der balloon und die geschichte dahinter und auf der anderen seite ists irgendwie verdammt traurig, jetzt ist Horst ganz alleine ... und Handballer kann er auch nie werden ^^
Gefällt mir sehr =)
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eatordie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
XD hahahaha
The story is hilarious. I did actually ask myself what it had to do with the picture, but it's just an amusing anecdote.
I like the oldness look it has, too =)
Ah, this cracks me up =D
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paintedfingers Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the dirty look works with the colors and the whole look of the picture.
I like it. Of course. :D
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BloodyAngelus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
funny
like a 30 year old who's never lived anywhere other than with his mom....
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skin242 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
sad and funny at the same time.. great! (as always) :clap:
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sh4vo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Professional Interface Designer
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!
I just can't resist your work... :+fav:
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toadsmoothy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
hehehehe......this is really great!
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sarahjane62 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great expression on Horst. I agree that the story is what really adds to this piece. Great job.
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creepydolly Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004   Traditional Artist
Oooh!!! I love it. I like the "old-ifying" you did to it!
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Biffno Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
Aww, that poor little kid :P.....it pains me to see him so unhappy. You should draw him a girlfriend or somethin' ;)
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shinyhappypeople Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004   Writer
aww poor horst.
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lunarwolf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
The little story in the description was awesome. :worship: Neat picture too, the texture looks great and I like the text on the balloon a lot.
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displacedphantom Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Student
your stuff is awesome..i love this!! and you always choose the best colors, bagh!!
and i think that 'old, bleached out' look you were going for REALLY worked! it looks perfect : D
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summeramber Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004  Professional General Artist
you, perhaps, are the greatest to ever live. the story was the icing on this picture.
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biesty Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004   Writer
haha... such a great image...

great job!
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two-dii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004
ich wollt schon wieder auf englisch antworten, stupid me :shakefist:

bitte, lass dies nie auf ein t-shirt drucken. ein compagnon (kumpel, wollte nur mit einem, falschgeschriebenen, fremdwort protzen) hat sich so eins geholt, komm mir da, naja bloed vor :)
horst.. kommt mir immer etwas, verloren, vor. vielleicht liegt es daran dass sein hasenkostuem so eine art schutzschild, welches ihn vor all dem boesen, was inder grossen weiten welt lauert, schuetzen soll. waere ich ein psychologe, was ich leider nicht bin, wuerde ich dir weitere diesbezuegliche fragen stellen. vielleicht versucht der autor nur seine aengste damit zu kaschieren (falschgeschriebenes fremdwort zum zweiten, ueberdecken) etc. eigentlich eine interessante frage, gell?

der lass es einfach alt aussehen effekt kommt voll zur geltung, die texture passt. naja, vielleicht haette ich eine schrift gewaehlt die etwas, erm, aelter aussieht, aber was weiss ich schon. :)

alles in allem very gut gemacht (denglish... nur eine phase, hoffe ich.) :hug:
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