Friday, February 29, 2008

IF : Leap in a pile


I just finished this illustration to go with a poem a friend wrote to submit to Highlights magazine. How could I not post it this week? I'm actually going to get to the studio at some point today or tomorrow to paint something else for this word. Still, I wanted to share this one...especially for my good pal Ms. Froggie!

Here's the poem by my friend, Richard Robins.


Some frogs are green.

Some frogs are brown.

Some are skinny,

Some are round.

Some are big with

bulging eyes,

While others are a

miniature size.


For Illustration Friday's prompt : Leap
acrylic and colored pencil on Canson pastel paper
See other Leap post here!

53 comments:

  1. Oh I love this! Especially the facial expression of the middle frog - it looks sooooo bored! Like: "(huge sigh) So here we go again..."

    Great take on the theme. I have yet to come up with something :)

    Love, Carra

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  2. Yep, I have to agree!
    I don't think that middle frog looks too happy about this situation! Cute post!

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  3. wonderful...it's great how that one frog is helping the other to the top of the pile !!!

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  4. what they said and then some!!!

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  5. Great header on your site...and solid frog pile...but I bet that gives you the stinky head...

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  6. A clap for you, our hula hoop queen, this is extremely beautiful. And go on, the little hanging one!

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  7. Very nice one, Laurel! Her expression is pri[n]celess!!

    [It seems that both of us were thinking along similar piling-up ways]

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  8. Such an eye-catching image! Love it.

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  9. giggle, which one will turn into the prince?

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  10. Oh this is priceless! Some real froggy team work going on here. Ms. Froggie is gonna love it!

    I also love the little verse. How cool that you created this piece to go with your friends poem. Some cool team work going on there, as well!

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  11. He he, greatness! The put a smile on my face. =D

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  12. i'm a puddle. reduced to a lil froggie puddle. ty, lol!!!!!!! i absolutely adore it. :))) perfect match for the poem! :)))

    thank you so much for these froggies! ok for me to print out, frame, inspire me each day? :))

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  13. I'm lovin' the poem and the froggies!!!! the world would be a better place if we all help each other like that! thanks for viewing my blog, too!

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  14. You draw fab frogs! Oh, by the way... Prancer, Peter and Dahlia gave Ted and I one of your beautiful tree paintings for valentines day! We both just love it!

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  15. This is so cool, Laurel! I bet Colleen had such a great time when she found it :D

    Cool, really cool.

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  16. Reminds me of turtles trying to sit on top of each other! They actually go from biggest to smallest, too. So cute!

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  17. This is AWESOME! I love your idea!

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  18. This is lovely, the colours and I like the way they're helping eachother climb up!

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  19. Laurel! I love all your frogs! Stunning!

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  20. Ha, this is fun! The more frogs the merrier, right? And I love your new blog header.

    Thanks for visiting me!

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  21. This is wonderful and so is the poem.

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  22. wonderful illustration and perfect for the poem

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  23. Great painting! Love the expressions and gestures! You're great at telling stories whether with visuals or words. Love Highlights since a kid (I looked forward to visits to dentist, as mag was always in waiting room)- can def see your illustration and friend's poem in it.

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  24. haha the little blue one is very cute!

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  25. Good thing they help each other and it's not about the 'last frog standing' :-).

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  26. I hope one of them doesn't have to go to the bathroom...

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  27. Great work. Love the frogs' expressions. Great too they are helping each other to the top. hihi. :)

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  28. ha! ha! I would not want to be the head on the bottom of that pile. how in the heck did you think of that. Did you have a pile up once? Hope you didn't have to kiss any of them!

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  29. Hmmm...a pile of frogs on top of one's head. I like that they presumably leapt to get there. I am enjoying the one frog helping the other up. Good job.

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  30. This is just wonderful. Your frogs are very expressive. Thank you for the good wishes for my daughter.

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  31. Oh my!... what a nice work of art and so charming for this theme. You have such talent!!!

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  32. Haha, I love the subject, and I especially like the dangling frog. :)

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  33. Thanks for visiting!

    Great texture in your work. Fantastic concept...

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  34. This is great! Love all the different frogs and their colourings. Although I think I would feel a bit uneasy (as your character does) with all this going on on my head!

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  35. this is a wonderful illo! i luv the concept and how you rendered it beautifully..

    btw i like the new header so much!

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  36. Great image. I like how the frogs are interacting.

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  37. FROG PILE! hehehe
    terrific painting, sweetie!

    teri

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  38. Your illo is so perfect for the poem, love this.

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  39. I LOVE the frogs - and the poem!

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  40. This is so precious! It almost makes the thought of having a frog on my head bearable LOL.

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  41. very cute. i wonder if they would hold still long enough to be heaped upon each other


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  42. this is great... love the cropped human face as well.

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  43. great frogs! very nice take on the theme.

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  44. very cute - love all the frogs and their expressions. I like the one riding piggy back (or is it froggy back?)

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  45. Wow, terrific frogs, and that's a great story too. Nice work.

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  46. This is so cute! You must have great drawing skills - I am sure those frogs didn't pose for you!

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  47. I love frogs! This is a beautiful illutration!

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