Monday, July 29, 2013

Jungle Frog

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This is one of my favorite animal illustrations. It is cropped from a much larger tropical scene.  And it is perfect for the www.illustrationfriday.com theme jungle. I've seen a blue jeans frog in the jungle, but never this kind. 

I was able to capture realistic detail because of patience and size.  I can almost feel his sticky little hands.  And I got to use purple.  I hardly ever use purple!

This post also gives you the opportunity to hop over to a great frog blog post at The Smitten Image  Just be sure to hop back to my blog sometime soon!

Here is a quote from The Smitten Image that left a frog in my throat and a smile on my face. 

I went into a French restaurant and asked the waiter, "Have you got frog legs?"
He said yes.
So I said, "Well, hop into the kitchen and get me a cheese sandwich."

Tommy Cooper

 I just couldn't resist re-posting it here.


15 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Your frog is excellent. I love how colorful he is and the detail. I'm surprised you don't get much call for purple.

Maggid said...

Your frog joke is cute - Your ArtWork is FABULOUS!!!!!
-g-

Colleen said...

Beautiful work!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like this frog image too!

Mary said...

He's beautiful and magical! I love him. :) Is it possible to hug a froggie??

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

He's beautiful! I love the colors, especially the purple. :-) You do such creative and lovely work!!

SquirrelQueen said...

He is one fine looking frog. Since purple is my favorite color that makes him even better.

Love the frog joke!

Pat Tillett said...

Love everything about that frog!
The joke was also great. Very funny.

Lynn said...

gorgeous, amazing, beautiful, oh my goodness Sharon this little guy is more than adorable!! way more! he looks like he has a lot to say ;-)

Linda Hensley said...

Great frog. I like the way you did the texture on its undersided, and I also really like the way you did the leaves in the background too. I'm thinking it's been a while since I did something purple too. Maybe it will be a purple kind of day? Cute joke :)

DJan said...

I laughed when I saw that frog joke, too! And your froggy is the best!!! :-)

Caren Gittleman said...

Bwwwah!! That joke was hilarious and I LOVE the vibrant colors in that frog!

Caren Gittleman said...

make that "of that frog".....geeze

Tweedles -- that's me said...

the most beautiful frog ever!
love
tweedles

Hilary said...

Ha! I'm glad that you liked the frog quote and that you enjoyed my post enough that it inspire this beauty of your own. You are amazing.. that little guy is just wonderful. Thanks for the shout out, Sharon and thank for your always enjoyable posts.