Thursday, April 11, 2013

frog #3 (the thinker)

ballpoint pen and gel pen

"Think as I think," 
said a man, 
"or you are abominably wicked; you are a toad." 
And after I thought of it, I said, 
"I will, then, be a toad.” 
                             ― Stephen Crane

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38 comments:

  1. this frog is painted so beautifully, Minnemie!!
    The detailing with your pen is amazing!!

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  2. Love this frog, too! He has a wonderful expression on his face! Valerie

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  3. this is fantastic! the detail is incredible!

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  4. Wow, I love your pen drawings, Minn! :-)

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  5. You're so creative! I really admire how you molded his legs around the branch, and the way you pulled the poem in with the artwork. It really makes a full experience to see them together. Do you ever frame the poem next to the artwork? That would be really awesome, I think!

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  6. I was going to start calling you the frog blog....because you are the best frog sketcher ever!! All kidding aside this is a gorgeous series...I love all your frogs!! So much personality to these guys!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  7. This is simply awesome... love the tonal scale you created with the marks... it looks like the toad that lives out near the pool... or maybe his nicer brother!!! Awesome...xx

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  8. Amazing sketch, there is so much detail and I love how he is holding on to the branch

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  9. I love toads! This is the time of year wen they all come back and hunt at night ♥ Beautiful work!

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  10. wow your pen and ink drawing is fabulous, so much wonderful detail. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. That expression is wonderful! The poem matches beautifully

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  12. This is glorious. So detailed, so graphic, so full of life. I really admire this. Wonderful.

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  13. Wonderful texture to this guy! I thought, he looks deep in thought - before I even saw you called him "the thinker". Such funny creatures they are!

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  14. He looks like such a happy little frog! Love it.

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  15. I love how the frog hangs there, the expression on its face and the beautiful quote! Wonderful work!

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  16. I love your smiling frog. He make me smile :)
    Happy PPF and hugs
    Erika

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  17. You have got frog or toad drawing down pat. Excellent illustration.

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  18. love it! Again, really finely detailed sketch. Happy PPF!

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  19. I so love the texture that you get with your pen work. These frogs of yours have been wonderful! Each one gets better.

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  20. terrific sketch and fabulous quote!

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  21. Your sketches are amazingly textural and alive. Happy PPF xox

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  22. You always pick the most wonderful quotes and i absolutely love your illustration style... xox

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  23. Your work is so lovely. I commented on your lovely comment on my blog post there about your boys using my blog as inspiration for nature journaling. That touched my heart. That inspires me to keep going. Thank you.

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  24. i love your sketch and the quote is wonderful!

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  25. I'd be a toad too - especially this one! Happy PPF!

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  26. Lots of detail in this awesome toad. Great job and I do love that quote. Thanks.

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  27. incredible detail!!!!!!!! wow!

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  28. Love the title of this one, very fitting and well done!

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  29. simply beautifully captured shot ...lovely!

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  30. I am so in love with these toads. Amazing how much life there is in them - with very minimal supplies - I guess that life comes from your eye and hand. Love the quote as well - just gorgeous work. HPPF

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  31. I adore this little guy, and that quote is perfect...one of my favorites! your drawings make me smile. happy PPF!

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  32. another wonderful frog. super love the legs and feet on this one. Impressive how you managed to get them balanced just so!

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  33. I'm loving this series ...keep 'em coming! Magnificent work.

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  34. Wow..so brilliant...such an amazing piece..I absolutely love this! Fantastic art!
    Victoria

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  35. Hello Minnemie:) So much details. This is amazing! Love these drawings:)

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  36. Oh A very complicated sketch! Must have taken some time to sketch this froggy!

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