Monday, October 03, 2005

Float, v.: to rest on the surface of or be suspended

I was really excited when I saw this week's topic. I've had frogs on the brain (see post) and I was curious about what would happen to a pond full of frogs if somehow, a box of soap spilled into the water. (Besides the environmental fallout- I know.)
This was the first sketch I had. Bewildered frogs all over....

I looked at the sketch, and I thought about it. I mean, this could be not just different, this could be funny! (In a "I'm laughing at your pain" kind of way.) So then I came up with this sketch:
Poor froggies! They're helpless against the wrath of those clever bubbles! There's nothing they can do! And the final version, done in watercolor (which you can't see the delightful lime green color of the frogs, nor the magenta and turquoise swirls in the bubbles- stupid scanner! NO more transparent paints for me!) with a little bit of pencil.


I'm okay with this, but not ecstatic. It's not just the color, but the background and lack of depth kind of bother me. Maybe I'll redo later. What do you think? (I recommend clicking on the picture, you can see it more clearly.)

15 comments:

  1. This is the most imaginative and wonderful IF entry so far - your frogs are magical ... I'm floating around :)

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  2. Sooo cute!!! I love the idea a lot!! This is really inspiring!! GREAT IDEA!

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  3. hi, dee:

    you really worked this one out! the changes you made between the first and second sketch made all the difference - awesome concept! i love the final result.

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  4. Nice illo, good job

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  5. OHHH THE IDEA is GREATTTTTTT :) congratulations

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  6. Unique vison on the topic. Great job.

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  7. Hehe the bubble-burping frogs are really cute!!! :)

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  8. i like the final product alot. its really wimsicle or however you spell that. either way i think your imagination did not fail you this time.

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  9. This is so great. Great idea!

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  10. i love it!! so funny and unique, poor little froggies. As far as scanning it in, I take pics of my watercolors with my digital camera and use fade correction in JascPaintshop pro, it brings the colors back to their original quality.

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  11. What an interesting illustration! :D

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  12. oooh, thanks for the tip, Courtney!

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  13. thanks! love watching art in progress. great illo!

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  14. Lovely work... nice to see the progression from early to final stages

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  15. Thank you all for your kind words. This is one of my favorites also, Anon. :) I'll try to continue to post my products from start to finish, since so many of you appreciate it.

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