Friday, July 6, 2012

Suspend!

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I finally have a reason to post one of my proudest illustration moments.  My tropical frog.  He is actually part of a larger piece.  His sheer size is what made it possible for me to really get good detail.  And nature inspired the rest.  The jungle grows a million mysteries.  You never know what might be hanging around you on a forest hike.  Like a snake silently wrapped around a tree branch over head.  Or a tarantula guarding its hole just below your feet.  Or maybe a naughty monkey perched in a tree top ready to throw a little poop your way.  It happens!  Ha! 

Or maybe just a simple frog suspended on a leafy frond beside you.  Suspend is the theme of the week over at www.illustrationfriday.com 

17 comments:

Lins Artyblobs said...

He's lovely.

k.h.whitaker said...

nice frog :D

DJan said...

He's really cute. I have enjoyed him since he was your header for awhile. Hope you are staying cool this weekend, Sharon! :-)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Such fab colors! He's great :)

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

PS I have no doubt he's on the look-out for monkey poop ;)

Mary said...

Great frog. What is the medium? So detailed. Love it.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh he is so beautiful!
We love the colors!
love
tweedles

Stacey Merrill said...

wonderful! I've been looking at way too many frogs for a day-job project & have to say that yours is one of the best!

The Chair Speaks said...

Lovely illustration!

Rita said...

Beautiful, I love him. Great colors...and I like how you tweaked the blog to give him a green backdrop!

Sarah Ryan said...

This is AWESOME! I love the detail and the bright colors... especially on his belly.

Repositório said...

So cute!

Jenny Woolf said...

He almost jumped out of the screen at me! a lovely illustration that seems almost alive.

Cindy D. said...

Terrific frog! It is certainly amazing the kinds of colors and patterns the animal kingdom holds. Great job executing his precarious perch, and those great eyes and feet!

MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA said...

Hi there Sharon,
GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
What an incredibly beautiful painting! It must have taken you hours to finish, but the end product is beautiful and... immortal...congratulations!
Thank you so much for coming around to my blog and commenting. It's always nice to meet new friends.
BTW, your post today (the cat-cam and daddy long-legs was really cute)It certainly brought a smile to my face..thank you!
Sending lotsaluv
MAXMOM IN SOUTH AFRICA

Nancy Claeys said...

This is fabulous, Sharon.

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful! Love all the detail and those awesome colors!