Saturday, May 17, 2008
'Wide' - llustration Friday
This week the topic at Illustration Friday is 'WIDE'.
I had a hard time coming up with ideas, but after some thought I remembered my own little frog design. I get orders for name plaques and growth charts with a frog theme...a lot...it's a popular choice for both boys and girls.
I like painting these frogs so much though I'm not sure whay...I'm certainly not a big fan of frogs. I think the pleasure for me comes from the colors that I use as well as the setting...some tall grasses, cat tails, dragonflies and a frog with a big 'wide' grin, licking his chops and eyeing today's dinner.
Sometimes when I'm painting the scene I'm reminded of my childhood days. I used to walk on a path nearby our house with my sister and some of our neighborhood friends. We'd head down to the nearby dam and on the way we'd see cat tails growing along the side of the path and lots of little creatures...frogs, birds, bugs of every kind and sometimes even snakes! Yikes!
Whatever the reason for my fascination...the bottom line...it's fun to create this design and I never tire of painting it.
So here we go...my illustration for wide...a Wide Mouth Frog.