Friday, February 10, 2006

Yet another frog.

This is a colour pencil drawing of yet another frog. I drew this drawing from a photograph out of Australian Geographic Magazine (I think) . I used white acrylic for the highlights because I found it soooooo difficult to leave areas of white. I might make some changes to the leaf in the background, (picked up the wrong green...Doh!) perhaps I can put the same shade into the rest of the leaf without doing too much damage?? I must say it looks much prettier in the scan that it does for real! It is almost the size of an A3 page.Posted by Picasa

15 comments:

Robyn said...

Your frog drawing is amazing, Shelley. I like how you have combined different media to achieve the effect that you wanted.

Lin said...

THIS IS STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! I SWEAR I THOUGHT IT WAS A PHOTOGRAPH!!! GORGEOUS!!! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

Ju. said...

This drawing is phenomenal! Great job! I, too, thought it was a photograph. :)

I've just added your blog to my "favorite places" and will be sure to visit again soon. I look forward to seeing more of your work.

SCquiltaddict said...

All I can say is wow...I thought it was a photograph when I looked at it...awesome job....

danielle said...

Like the others, all I can say is "wow!" That's a stunning little frog...though I love all of your froggies.

How do you get it to look so shiny?

Nita said...

Outstanding work! BETTER than a photograph!

Sue said...

I love frogs. More specifically, I love YOUR frogs!

Teri C said...

I think we can dub you the frog queen!! You do them so perfectly I expect to hear them croak when I see them!

Terri said...

Wow Shelly this is almost photographic!! I think it's the best one you've done yet. And the greens in the leaf look fine to me. Well done my friend!!

Linda said...

Oh my -- that's an awesome frog drawing! (Actually, I would call it perfect ...) You should be very proud of it.

Penny said...

I love your frogs, as a frog addict I think they are the best.Her in SA we dont have the lovely big tree frogs, but then I guess you dont in Victoria either but love it when I go to Qld and see them. Our little brownish tree frogs are very sweet here tho.

Danny said...

AMAZING, Shelly!!! What talent you have!

Diahn said...

Wow. I've never been particularly fascinated by a froggy bottom before, but this one has me all aflutter...look at the detailed nubbly skin - just perfect! Oh - and the transluscent quality of the fingers - colored pencil, you say? Amazing!

Jay said...

It looks real... Really great work here :)

Mindixy said...

Wow - this is just amazing! Excellent job.