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Ike in the Undergrowth by ART-fromthe-HEART Ike in the Undergrowth by ART-fromthe-HEART
Gourd Toad #55, named "Ike". He's a Red-footed Tree frog. The red webs of his feet are a "flash pattern", only visible when the frog is scared and wants to confuse predators. Though I made them visible in the sculpture for representation. I had Ike posing in a flower pot with some nice leafy undergrowth.

One of 5 new gourd toads that I took extra care for details. I painted every dot one at a time and tried to sculpt features to resemble the species.

To see more pictures of Ike, and the other new toads/frogs, visit him on my Gourd Frog Blog.
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Soulnova Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
From afar it looked pretty real... :XD:
Also, it's slightly smiling!

Wonderful piece. :)
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D LOL thank you!
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rieke-b Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YAY Ike! :giggle: He looks happy and really funny, hehe. Aww, his red toes aren't visible on this photo, but it's still a nice shot.
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Teehee, thank you! He has lots of pictures with the toes showing though. He's just having a glamor shot this time. ;)
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Jeez, you just managed to fool me! :lol: At first glance, I thought: "Whoa, what a cool-looking toad!" :icondragonlaugh:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;) LOL! It's a real species of toad too!
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
He's a beauty! :D I also love those little blue ones, who look just like they're glossed with enamel. Recently, when I went with a colleague to do the monthly shopping for the company, in the hypermarket's gallery there was an exposition with all kinds of amphibians and reptiles and there were these little ones, in all colors, orange, blue, green... I kinda forgot about the shopping, what can I say! :iconteheplz::iconredheartsplz:
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ART-fromthe-HEART Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL! Those must've been poison dart frogs! They're so shiny and colorful :love: :iconhypnotoadplz:
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NoBuddy-else Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
Yes, I guess those are the ones! ;) (Oh my, that hypno froggie is a blassssst... :iconhypnotizedplz:
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tarpalsfan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
That is one of your gourd toadys!!!! No way! Unbelievable! What a masterpiece! I really thought that was really toad! His eyes are so very lifelike! My dear, this little treasure has to be one of your most incredible sculptures yet! WOW! I can't even begin to express how fantastic this gourdy toad is! :faint: from tarp
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