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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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From afar it looked pretty real... :XD:
Also, it's slightly smiling!

Wonderful piece. :)
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ART-fromthe-HEART Oct 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:D LOL thank you!
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rieke-b 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 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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:iconnobuddy-else:
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 Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
;) LOL! It's a real species of toad too!
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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 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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:iconnobuddy-else:
Yes, I guess those are the ones! ;) (Oh my, that hypno froggie is a blassssst... :iconhypnotizedplz:
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:icontarpalsfan:
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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