A small tree frog for the Toon Shop this week:
I’m often surprised by the results of some patterns once printed on tshirts and other products. My favorite patterns sometimes have a disappointing rendering, they do not fit in the space assigned for printing (the aspect ratio is different between an adult t-shirt, a tank top or A4 paper) or a component is beyond the scope, is cut by the collar, is at the wrong place. But, this time, the result is perfect: long and narrow, the frog seems climbing the model.
Another pattern found in my trunk (box of wonders) I colorized per game and finally tested on the Toon Shop. This one still needs work for a better result.
Is it the beginning of a set? Possible!
For now, here’s two new frogs in addition to other reasons for the Toon Shop and on my personal series of frogs on Flickr: One holding a camembert (french cheese), the other playing petanque (french bowls game).
It all started with a sketch and a watercolor painting I made for a friend in 2000-2001.
So this year, I decided to vectorize it due to the repeated requests of a friend and to participate in the contest Monseur Poulet.
Today, just a little drawing based on the tree frog posted yesterday. I used colour pencils for this one but the render is not exactly what I expected: not enough contrast! Is the pencils or the paper quality the issue of this result?
Anyway, the result with colour is better than without as the colour of this frog is really the most important! Why are these frogs so flashy?
The Red-eyed Tree Frog is an arboreal fog native to Neotropical rainforests in Central America. That’s the main reason for using this frog to illustrate the Costa Rica National Geographic traveler book. This sketch is based on this book’s cover.
Today, some little frogs as I am one! I made these illustrations for a friend in 2001.
To start, I sketch many little frogs with different items: beret, wine, cheese, petanque. The purpose of these illustrations was to characterize the France and the french. And what characterize more french culture than wine, cheese and frog?
The next step is the watercolourisation! I love this medium for its light and its freshness. It suits perfectly the subject which would have to be fresh, light and funny, like a frog jumping out of the water. But the painting above has been retouched with Potoshop in 2001 when I was not really accustomed to this aplication. And so the result lacks lightness.
In the painting below, the skin has been painted in 2001 but I finished the colourisation today with Photoshop. The execution is lighter than the first one.
A last one, just for the pleasure! I coloured this one yesterday from a drawing made in 2008.