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Marshall Scumwood Gets a Cell Phone by JohnSu Marshall Scumwood Gets a Cell Phone by JohnSu
Girl: "Hey, I'm at the swamp. Where are you guys?"
Friend: "Swamp?? What are you doing there?"
Girl: "Didn't you say we were gonna meet at the swamp?"
Friend: "Nooo, I said swap meet."
Girl: "Huh. Well, I-"
Marshall: "HEYY CAN I TAKE A PICTURE WITH YOUu"

And that is the story of how the swamp treant Marshall Scumwood filled his SD card with blurry pictures of a human girl.


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I wanted to submit one more picture for the year (and at least one for the month of December), so here it is! I realized that I haven't made a "silly art" deviation since February, and that just would not do.
In addition to that, I wanted to keep practicing my painting (I will never get better unless I do), so this one was done without the aid of Flash (except for initial sketches). It's still really rough and sloppy, but...I'll get the hang of it one day. ONE DAY.
:shakefish:

PSA: Marshall did the right thing today in asking permission for a photo before taking it. However, he did not wait for a "yes" before proceeding, and that* is what makes Marshall Scumwood...a Scumbag.
*that, and chasing her through the swamp and generally being terrifying and sometimes making frog sounds (but that might have just been the frog so it's not that creepy if you knew there really was a frog)

Made in Manga Studio 5

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:iconp3rsh1ng:
p3rsh1ng Featured By Owner 6 days ago
She's scared that he will post the photo all over instagram.
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shrekonion761 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member
420/69 would bang one on left
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Hahah, poor girl. Love the photos he made, very artistic. Scumwood is gonna make it big in art.
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:iconarcadian123:
arcadian123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
great pic! and that story is so random that I love it xD
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:iconarcadian123:
arcadian123 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
great pic! and that story is so random that I love it xD
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Wow
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:iconthagyr:
Thagyr Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm starting to think that all your works are complete nonsense, yet with a touch of brilliance...

How do you find the balance?
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't!
:iconmadhatterplz:
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:iconmichaelhardcore13:
michaelhardcore13 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet scariness!
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:iconroom-101-arts-studio:
room-101-arts-studio Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
I love the mood and movement. Great piece!
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:iconlefthandedhero:
Lefthandedhero Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nice art style
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome !!
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:iconvermillionfenrir:
VermillionFenrir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
man, all your art is awesome XDD
I already made my own game and manga/anime if I have this level of skill ^^
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:iconjadoaesraohn:
JadoaEsraOhn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD

Ahhh I needed this.
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:iconlaughbutts:
LaughButts Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GHAHAHAHAH!!!!!
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:iconsoullz:
Soullz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
pahaa, so marshall scumwood is a scumbag but stilla goodguy? XD
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ummm, yes, he saved her from an alligator that was just about to bite her, so he's kind of a good guy.
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:icontinyandhuge:
TinyandHuge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol, I WANNA TAKE A PIC WITH YOU!
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:iconrenwolf:
renwolf Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
U do some amazing work I always love to see what u draw next.
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:iconjrinaldi:
JRinaldi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I'm sorry, I just can't get over this one. It's amazing.
I'm stealing the name Marshall Scumwood to use in...something. A D&D character probably. I just love it.
(I hope the DM lets me be a dryad too)Submit Comment
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ULTRAntaraniaManga Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bahahahahahahahaaaa!!! To funny! XD
By the way do you have windows 8?
If so how compatible is manta studios with it? 
Manta studios 4will not work on my computer. TMT
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have Manga Studio 5 working on my Windows 8 tablet just fine.
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:icontariray:
Tariray Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, if you use a phone you're bound to get crap photos.  Consent or not.
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:iconfademian:
FaDemian Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty cool history and really nice painting !!! :D
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:iconfirstandforsaken:
firstandforsaken Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
It took me forever to realize he is holding a phone.
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:iconmtcomic:
mtcomic Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Love the frog.  He is flabbergasted.
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:iconmarchco:
MArchCO Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Must be the younger sister from the Leap Ear work
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is going to become a trope in my gallery.
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:iconrufiangel:
rufiangel Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Those blurry pictures are friggin' hilarious.
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:icondreamalyze:
dreamalyze Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wowz! speedllines! begin the chase!!
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:iconliger04:
liger04 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014

That frog looks really calm for being on a running treant. Does this happen often?

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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The frog was really scared the first couple of times, but he's used to it by now. Those two have been through a lot together.
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:iconlizzie-snacking:
lizzie-snacking Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! Even the roughiness is awesome *_*
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totosx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
woahh!!!! so great!!!! 
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Hahahahaha!!!!!! :rofl:  I saw this picture and thought there was a horror story attached to it, but knowing you (god do I know you) there would be a hilarious twist to the whole thing! :D   So it seems the monster thinks we are the myth.  Let me ask you then, how does Marshall know how to work a phone, post on facebook etc, without having made human contact before? :giggle:
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He learned it from a mermaid.

She sometimes comes in through the swamp to attend a heavy metal music festival further inland.
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014
Oh yeah.....she's my ex-girlfriend! :D  I didn't know she was dating Marshall now.......his loss!
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, these illustrations and stories always crack me up, yet they're so creative! Sometimes I wish you would expand on them and write whole books about the crazy characters that you come up with. Anyway, there is some fantastic/spooky lighting in this piece. Well done!
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:icondeomora:
Deomora Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Writer
Fun and cute! Kinda the way I love them! I think your things are really great and I really admire your work! 
But one can always be better, right? 
Keep up the good work! 
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'll try!
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:iconmechanical-maniac:
Mechanical-Maniac Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Oh man that is hilarious
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:iconmushrdraws:
MUSHRdraws Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
awesome

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:iconcfry:
cfry Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
oh my!
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:iconjennaaurora:
JennaAurora Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow nice!
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:iconpoopoomochi:
PoopooMochi Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this one's heartwarming
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:icononisuu:
onisuu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
rofl! I always get a laugh from your stories behind each picture! :love:
 I love your lighting and the framing of the scene! <3 definitely looks like a scary chase is happening asjfkakf XD
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:iconazurerat:
AzureRat Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's creepy as heck.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm more interested in the story about the frog on Marshal's shoulder.  :la:
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:iconjohnsu:
JohnSu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
He was once a prince, until his father lost the kingdom in a bet. Now he is just a normal non-royalty frog.
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:iconshantella:
Shantella Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What kind of bet did the king make?  Did he bet on some kind of race or sport?

Hmm... maybe the king bet on the fly football game (Fruits v. Houses) and lost the bet because he was hungry and ate all the players!
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