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Still Life with Fruit... Bats by donnaquinn Still Life with Fruit... Bats by donnaquinn
A bowlful of fruit bats have invaded what was supposed to be a generic still life painting! These miscreants delight in causing havoc and disarray, but despite this, fruit bats are nevertheless far sweeter in disposition than vegetable bats.
Considered a delicacy in some countries, fruit bats are a cause for much controversy among vegetarians. As they straddle the boundary between plant and animal, fruit and flesh, most vegetarians abstain from eating them. Therefore, fruit bats are typically enjoyed by time-poor executives wishing to combine their main meal and dessert in a single course.

Acrylic on illustration board, 38 x 51cm. This was my first "fruit bat" painting; the second being "Flight of the Sanguinelli" with "blood orange vampire bats":
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goddess-666 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha I love it 
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

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ballroommermaid Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Oh, how cute!

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Litriu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh... This is so awesome.
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Sunjinjo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The grapebats. The sound I just made. Oh mai. :XD:
I love your mind, miss. :D
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TheRaven96 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist
N'awww, the grapes. Oh, the grapes XD
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MuralsWithoutBorders Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
Love the concept, and great execution!
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Sophie-sAsy-chick Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
dude that looks cool ur so creative
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Azriraphile Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
The concept and illustration in this is absolutely wonderful. It brought me great joy.
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Pickledsuicune Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
This is gorgeous! A very clever concept with a lot of personality! Great job!
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ravenstar-76 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013
WOW Amazing!!!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! What great feedback :)
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firelightprincess Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist
I adore this concept! Great job!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've had a lot of fun with this concept!
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Ravenskysong Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
the grape bats are the most adorable thing i've seen all month.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks very much. Glad you liked the little guys
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OsseousMatter Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
the wee grape bats are adorable! excellent puns, colors and faces
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comment!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this - the colors are great - the expressions are well done!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much- glad you enjoyed it!
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
This is a great painting!...and now I want to actually do some stories with "vampires" that turn into fruit-bats/veggie-bats, don't consume blood and rather eat normal human/anthro/human-equivalent food but only when it has been reduced to a liquid form and have few if any traditional vampire weaknesses. Both curse and bless my active imagination.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and I'm glad you liked the work. I must say, I am doing some further work with my "fruit-bat/ veggie-bat" concept... um, your comment sounds like you want to 'borrow' elements of this concept, or am I misunderstanding your intentions?
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
You're sort of right; namely I have a friend who does my artwork (since I can't draw) and she draws best when she has a reference so I was hoping you wouldn't mind serving as said reference.
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for asking. Yes, I do mind, because I am currently undertaking more art using the fruit bat concept. But I appreciate that you asked; thanks.
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UniversesCollideInc Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
It's okay. And you're welcome; I always try to get permission before using something someone else has made.
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Mad-Hatter-LCarol Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Now that's what I call a fruit bat.
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MissKyzoni Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
oh this is so cute and adorable and funny xD love the colors and shading it is so amazing!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! Also, I'm so sorry for this really late reply
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TrollKitty Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice
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adagiobreezes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I love this so much. It's adorable!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so sorry for this really late reply - and thank you!
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adagiobreezes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
You're welcome. :)
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ShinigamiDango Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Especially the grape bats XD
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ShinigamiDango Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even tell you how much I love this! ^,..,^
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much; glad you enjoyed it!
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scorpiokym Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
This is adorable, a very creative twist on an overdone idea. I liked it so much this has become the first print I've ever purchased on deviantart. =D I can't wait to hang it in my kitchen!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Thank you, that is very flattering and I am honoured. So sorry for the exceptionally late reply but greatly appreciate the comment!
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frostbitten123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
i just joined deviantart
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frostbitten123 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
clever but really good
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much
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SilviaLia Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
... i Just though: They are so cute i wanna eat em.... xD
Great Painting :)

greets Lia
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :) Glad you enjoyed it.
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RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Adorable and amazing!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thanks :)
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Suspithra Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The most wonderful thing.. both art and backgroundconcept.. :heart:!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind and encouraging comment!
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Suspithra Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You are soo welcome! Thank you for the inspiring art!
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Alalein Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Very cool and really awesome idea ^^ They´re lovely!
Relly great job!!!!
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donnaquinn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D Glad you enjoyed the batties!
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Meeresbande Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
This is so great! I first saw this before I had a dA account so I couldn't fave it, but now I have! :eager:
The title alone is great, but the picture (and description) are even better! It's not only very creative and funny, it's also incredibly well done! This is a real piece of art.
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