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The Giant Tree-eating Snails do exactly that – consume large quantities of wood. They are most often encountered roaming the outskirts of towering forests, so as to have enough food, yet not to venture too deep, where trees get too dense for their enormous shell to pass.

No one, of course, dares to attack such a giant, so the first settlers have found it to be a perfectly safe house-on-tracks. The gastropod, of course, hardly ever objects, and it’s still arguable whether it even notices the “neighbors”. Its shell is so thick (obviously, to support its own weight), that it can be easily bored into several meters deep, allowing a spacious and comfortable accommodation for several dozen people per community.

Luckily, the huge beast, due to its sheer size, is constantly forced to conserve energy, so it slumbers peacefully about 20 hours a day, and does not tire its occupants with constant locomotion. In this mode it is possible to safely get off, replenish the supplies, take a walk, picnic, and, as local children simply adore to do, cheerfully poke the creature with a stick.
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***The progress steps of this paintings are HERE! ***

***UPD: Huge thanks to Kenny-Winker for featuring this!!! :love:***
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Given 2012-09-13
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cemac Featured By Owner 1 day ago
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for February 2016 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member. :heart:
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconpoisen2014:
poisen2014 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
excellent
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:iconcentrifugalstories:
centrifugalstories Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016  Professional Writer
Superb coloring, great lighting... as for the concept, it's unique and original. Well done.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconeltair:
Eltair Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I CAN'T believe, you drew a snail! I had a dream once where I lived in one of those houses. Just the house. The windows were where you drew yours, and the entrance was right not middle. ... Still ... so weird to see this. Also if much more colorful. In my dream it was more like, you know, modern architecture :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hey! :)
That's a cool coincidence. I, myself, didn't come up with this by way of a dream. Was sketching and exploring different possibilities.
I have painted some other stuff from dreams though
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:iconeltair:
Eltair Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! I will check them out if they are here :)
Yes, was really weird, when I looked through your galery, and then like .. what? :D
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:iconjake841:
Jake841 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
I think this will forever by my favorite piece from here.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hey! Thanks a lot! You're too kind :)
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:iconnanethra:
Nanethra Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, I do love quaint and quirky fantasy pieces like this, its a refreshing change :) The details on the shell are very pretty!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconfollowintheblackbird:
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the piece that first drew my attention to your work. It's a beautiful concept, well thought out and it stimulates the imagination. I just noticed it got a DD, well deserved.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, it's been fun to paint!
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:iconfollowintheblackbird:
FollowinTheBlackBird Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks like it was. :)
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:iconalice-russiandreamer:
Alice-RussianDreamer Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Магический арт :)
Было бы неплохо хоть во сне попасть "на борт" этого гиганта. Скучать там не придётся.
За сказку эту +fav и Heart, естественно Hug 
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
О, спасибо! :)
Да уж, там должно быть весело!
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:iconindustrious-bug:
Industrious-Bug Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Howls moving snail!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Kind of :)
Love that movie btw.
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:iconazuregos:
Azuregos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
This is a very imaginative and creative work!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks a lot!
Please share it on FB if you like it. :)
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:iconaexdm:
AexDM Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015
привет -
хочу заказать у вас 10 картин 
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Здравствуйте, ответил по почте.
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:iconpolly-fox:
Polly-fox Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!!!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconschneezahn:
Schneezahn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
Ok, thats just amazing :O !
Definitly favorite :D !!
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconschneezahn:
Schneezahn Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014   General Artist
You`re very welcome it looks great  :) !
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:iconxendigger-the-real:
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
So i found so one else that posted this as his. Are you the original?
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! Yes, I am :) You can see the prosec here fav.me/d5ex3sp by the way
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:iconxendigger-the-real:
Xendigger-the-real Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Sorry. It looks like the other guy took his down so that is good news.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Okay :)
That's what being popular means :D
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:iconblue-mantis:
Blue-Mantis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's a very good idea! It's an amazing art, bravo! :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, Isladh!
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:iconblue-mantis:
Blue-Mantis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome! ^^ And thanks for the Llama. 
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:iconwriters-411:
Writers-411 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That is one awesome snail.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey, thank you! :)
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:iconautumnlit:
autumnlit Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
:blackrose: Your beautiful work has been featured here: fav.me/d6omy3q
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconskipparoo:
Skipparoo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! This is the level of detail I aspire to :D
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, glad to hear it! Keep it up! :)
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:iconferrertriple0:
FerrerTriple0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I LOVE the details on that shell! That would be a very interesting lifestyle you've pictured there.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great, thanks!
yeah, definitely :)
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:iconseawren:
Seawren Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
This is very creative.  Just great.
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconkambalpinoy:
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there I really :heart: your landscape artworks especially your giant snail home artwork, great job! :D

in fact your work really inspired me to make my next submitted artwork right here in this link & it's real life too and while you're in there read my whole description first what I said how I got inspired by your work: kambalpinoy.deviantart.com/art...
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, thanks! :D
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:iconkambalpinoy:
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome & hope you like my snail home artwork I showed you in that link, the one that I got inspired from your snail home artwork :)
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:iconedarneor:
Edarneor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I do :)
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:iconkambalpinoy:
KambalPinoy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great I knew you love it! :D
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