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TheToad by PinkParasol TheToad by PinkParasol
"The Toad"
8x10
oil on panel
April 2013
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"In the swampy margin of a broad stream in the garden lived the toad, with her son. He was uglier even than his mother, and when he saw the pretty little maiden in her elegant bed, he could only cry, "Croak, croak, croak."

- Hans Christian Andersen, Thumbelina
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Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Amazing! I have never read Thumbelina, though I know of the tale. But this is an awesome toad with his noble attire and fine goblet. 
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Scheinlicht Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
love your style to paint! Great colors and details create a magical athmosphere =)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Thank you <3
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artbyfieldsofsage Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It makes me want to read Thumbelina all over again!
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eHillustrations Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"true story" ;)

Wonderfully painted :)
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:iconlordhadrian:
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
Excellent piece :)
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:iconpeasporridgehot:
peasporridgehot Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Incredible
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is so amazing!
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3mm4 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, you are so amazing! My dream is to be able to use colors the way you do. Mine always turn out so bright and not at all "natural". You are my inpiration!!! :)
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Giselle-M Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I have featured your work here: [link] :rose:
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Hawkheart29 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Considering the story of Thumbelina, I have to say he's pretty well-dressed for a toad!
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JaiAnarkali Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He's so stately and regal. I might fancy myself a chalice of wine...:D Beautiful as always and so fitting of April!
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angrboda555 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
aww he's so cute! you did a beautiful job!
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:iconmiss-noire:
miss-noire Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hahaha - he's brilliant! ;D
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:iconxeena-dragonkizz:
xeena-dragonkizz Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013
Ohhh wow....I love this so much!!!! :love:
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:iconannewipf:
annewipf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
I love it! :clap:
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:iconn8grafica:
N8grafica Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice painting!
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JOCAPS Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
bravo Annie!
Nice concept and execution is also brilliant!
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Melissa78 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
love the actual Hans Christian story I knew this toad looked like a toad I knew! Beautiful work your coloring is just amazing in every piece you do but I love the hues in this a lot, browsing your work makes me want to pick up oils again
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Phaedris Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Aww... but he's not ugly, he's handsome :) :deviation:
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:iconbazzkorg:
Bazzkorg Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
He's also a noble toad, not one of those ruffians you find without a nice lily pad. 
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:icondeborah-valentine:
Deborah-Valentine Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
so handsome!
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PeteMohrbacher Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I faved this while I was drinking and now I just found it in my favs. Fantastic surprise!

The attention you paid to the texture on the face are glorious :D
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brain-tree Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   General Artist
This is spectacular, and a subject matter that speaks to my heart.

Lovely.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I love this! I bet it sells fast out of your collection. The stranger, the better.
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:iconfrostfeuer:
Frostfeuer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work. I love toads, frogs and other amphibians.
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:iconolaf68:
Olaf68 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013   Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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:iconraspeire:
raspeire Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful details :)
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the-hermit-crab Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Gorgeous :)
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:iconrjannelle:
rjannelle Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would kiss him! :P
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Wonderful work dear friend...!!!...:heart:
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:iconcellarvee:
Cellarvee Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Excellent composition and perfectly finished as always. Great job. :clap::beer:
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:iconselmarkai:
Selmarkai Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! His hats is hilarious!
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BluDrgn426 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, nice
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misterclutterfutt Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Wonderful work Annie.
Really lovely colours and handling.
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wolverine041269 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a stunning and beautiful work of art :D
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
amazing work! :)
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Leirix Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
:iconiluplz:I THINK HE LOOKS ADORABLE!!!!!
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Firepheonix2006 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Your just an amazing artist Annie
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:iconziksunrise:
ziksunrise Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
soo elegant!
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CoyoteMoon80 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg I LOVE toads!!! This is beautiful!!! 😍🐸
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Canadian-Rainwater Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aw! Poor fellow, but he looks positively dapper! Amazing work on the details, holy moly!
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SoulCanvas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I'm in awe of your style :wow: it's so unique.
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RavenVonHerring Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a darling little face!
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:iconannezon:
Annezon Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!!!! I really love this!! :heart::love: Who would have thought a toad could be so beautiful :worship:
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Treyos Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's a very princely-looking toad.
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petronellavanree Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Just beautful, love the colors!!!
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:iconkeight:
keight Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
Well done. Perfectly properly pretentious little toad!
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:iconbakuspirit:
BakuSpirit Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist
gorgeous
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vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Great!!!!:clap:
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