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Radishes of Paradise by ursulav Radishes of Paradise by ursulav
Among the showier vegetables, the radishes of paradise, noted for their luxuriant tail foliage, inhabit the deepest jungles. They use their leafy tails in displays to ward off rivals and to advertise their desirability as a partner in pollination.

Since light is so scarce in the rainforest canopy, the radishes of paradise spend a great deal of time hopping between sunbeams, to catch stray photosynthesis whenever available.
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This sat in my studio for two years, unscanned, because there was one little thing I wanted to fix.

Now I've completely forgotten what it was, so I guess it wasn't that important!

12 x 24, one of the original Weird Fruit, will probably be auctioned off on e-bay. Prints are available for $10 and $20 plus shipping--send a note or visit [link] for details!
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YOKOKY Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017  Professional General Artist
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CRAZYasmyart CREAZYLIKE MY ART= PLEASE JOIN MY GROUP...THANKS Awesome by Ilenush  
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aktigerlily Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i see what you did there....
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Kazanlak10 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
Part Audubon painting, part Far Side comic. Great work.
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SwampLogger15 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
WOW! They're so pretty! I love them! ^.^ :excited:
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YodaKittyRulesPie Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
hehehe, awesome:D
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sinity13 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry, but I want to live in your mind.
>.<
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animefreak120 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Animal like fruits are the best. xD
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LaurenNatvigGray Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Professional General Artist
i find this hysterical!!!!!!^^

absolutely beautiful.
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MaureenOlder Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: wonderful work
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lassie102 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007  Student
man, i adore your brushstrokes and the way that you do bark, great job
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tricera Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007
adorable:) I love all your vegetable-animals, but theese radishes are cuter than most:P
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LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe, hopping from sunbeam to subbeam.
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SquirrelChase Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007   Photographer
that's really pretty ^^
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MalteseLizzieMcGee Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007   Traditional Artist
Radishes! Reminds me of this aubergine (egg plant) we once found: it had arms and a nose.
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SagCorDeMaria Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
This is so beautifful.
I just dont know what to say
But I wonder where frome you get everiting
It just amezes me every time.
Just love your work
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JGarrington Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww your art never ceases to amaze me. I love your thought process! <3
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Roaring-Flame-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
They almost look like birds. ^_^ I love it! *favs*
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
That radish has FEET!

:heart:
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OneStripe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
That raddish has FEET!

:heart:
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raddishh Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
...Well, I do love my radishes. XDDDDDD
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ArtByJenX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure the Fraggles would love these! ;)
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Asylum-Escapee-Saki Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
Hmm, it's kind of hard to tell that they're actually birds at first. I might've fanned the tails out a bit more, or maybe - maybe, because this might just look awkward - add some wings. All the same, I adore your fruit/vegetable animals (I have a particularly fond place in my heart for the bighorn pears), and the Radishes of Paradise make a lovely addition to the series. Well done.
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QaysA Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
bottom one is great, top one doesnt have such a good shape.

Great shading and lighting!
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Namerak Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
that's really cool how they're like birds.
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Oli-86 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007   Writer
It came out really good :)
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Raja-Ulat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
Gotta be the oddest vegetables I've ever seen! XD
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mysticnova7 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like the composition, colors and details... great work.
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472 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
haha cute.
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Killslay-steelclaw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
oh my god radishes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:
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Clawshawt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Student Filmographer
Aww! How cute! You did a great job coloring this.
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EarthboundMack Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
This is so beautiful. ^_^
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Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hehehe, very cute :D Nice work!
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helen-namroque Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
I :heart: this on so many levels; keep up the great work!
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Hollyberry52 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, these are the males since they are more colorful of the species. Will you do a companion piece showing what the female radishes look like? Just wondering...
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believeinlies Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
i'm mildly afraid of the radish at the top

damn you for making me fear one of the tastier veggies
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Majnouna Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh that is so witty! Brilliant!
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SophieDragon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So creative!!! I knew it when I saw it! they looked like little love birds... How cute :D
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SirNaelyan Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hmmmm. One thing. The rainforest canopy is where the most light is. =P They might spend their time in the understory hoppin between light rays, or something....I don't really remember all the terms...
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tweedledoom Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007   General Artist
This is simply adorable. That's all I have to say. :)
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MeowMeowKy Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Those are so fun! I've never before thought about how much radishes look like birds of paradise!
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SDPC Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
they look so edible..:drool:
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waiting4wings Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
You have an amazing talent - it seems that you can turn any unremarkable object - like a radish or a pair of shoes - into a wonderful creature or a stunning piece of art. I love your art - please, never stop drawing and painting and being this talented.
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faetea Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
i look the top radish.
very fun.
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faetea Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
*love
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chocolateviera Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Haha, veggie peacocks. :giggle: Very cool work!
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MeoImperium Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Great idea and lovely picture ^^
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SauriaMami Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007   Photographer
hehe...like the story of their history
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Kishero Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Yuo know when I saw the title I was sure that this was going to be a Xanadu reference... was so better than what I'd have done.
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Patteee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
I love this!
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Automail-radish Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Radish art. I think I might want to buy a print of this :3
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