Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Animal Wednesday - a frog and some...snakes???




I know that this frog could use more shadow under his chin but I decided to post him anyway - because for a few reasons.

1) I like his googly eyes
2) I copied him from a photo of a frog...not a picture of a photo...or an independent drawing

I am getting better at drawing from photo's of real things which is a great step forward for me. Next is from live things - wow, can't wait.

Think I could get a frog to do a 20 minute life drawing pose? Wouldn't that be cool?

Now this next drawing started out as snakes. It really did. It morphed into something else and I'm not going to even try to interpret what that is. I'm no psychologist and I'd deny it anyway.


I'm happy it's Tuesday night cause I feel pretty good. I got sick on Sunday night and had a tiny baby fever and all. I required lots of drinks, and cold cloths, and pats on the head and attention for about 24 hours. Then I started getting better, and there was no hiding it.

Please welcome our newest Animal Wednesday member - Brigitte from the Netherlands. Gorgeous artwork, and adorable hamsters!!

Happy Animal Wednesday everyone!


Note; in the middle of the day, the top text on this post disappeared. When I reposted it again, it disappeared again. I am now moving it to under the frog - it was originally OVER the frog, so as to introduce the amphibian - but blogger is being cranky.

20 comments:

Katiejane said...

Great Frog!! And the snakes, well, I like that one too, whatever it is.
So glad you are feeling better, but isn't it fun to get so much attention if only for a little while? :)

Lori ann said...

maybe if you gave a frog a tiny martini he would sit for you. hee hee. :)

i love frogs with their googly eyes and ribbits and snakes because they scare me a little. and these drawings are so cute!

glad you are feeling better :)



xo lori

kj said...

mim, to say you are getting better is a vast understatement. it's funny, i feel very proud of you; you lead the way and perhaps if you can maybe at some point i can.

i think this frog knows how to party. and those legs can dance.

soon mim! hold on to your pencils and brushes.

love love
kj

Chrisy said...

So pleased you got rid of the little fever quickly. And honey, you've been so productive. I really like the frog...his leg is so appealing...and the snake painting well Mim me thinks it's verry spermlike!

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Love your Froggy. and your snake skin? painting too. Sorry you were ill but it is nice getting some attention for any reasons. lol Take care of yourself...

marianne said...

Love love it!!!
Haha After you said live things I thought what youaid in the next line!
Yesterday they had groupsex here in my pond!
I saw the first frogs this year! But I wasn't wearing my glasses so at first I thought they had wraths on their heads and it took me a while they were 4 instead of the 2 I saw........
YEAH spring is here!!!

Happy Animal Wednesday!

Ps That snake drawing is super gorgeous!!!!!
I love your watercolors1!!!

Baino said...

Mim he's lovely. Have you heard of an Australian illustrator called Julie Vivas? She illustrated a wonderful children's book by Mem Fox called "Possum Magic" full of characters similar to yours but different . . .how about a children's book? Ah your word veri gave him a name "Pechu" kind of suits don't you think?

soulbrush said...

that froggie is just supercool, and i am so glad you had your dh there to pat you and give you cool drinks and cool head towels. there are so many wierd viruses all over the world these days, and they will jump on you specially if you are feeling tired.

studio lolo said...

So glad you're feeling better my friend :)
There's a nasty virus in the KJ household, Ugh.

I love the frog! I don't think he needs more shadowing. He seems quite perfect.

And the snakes really do look like sperm on a mission to fertilize one very protective, spikey egg!!I really love it. I'd frame it and hang it in a special place;)

HAW!!

AtelierBrigitte said...

I love the frog!

And today I posted my first contribution to Animal Wednesday! Thanks for the invitation - I think I am going to enjoy it.

Susan said...

Mim, your paintings are beautiful, you are too hard on yourself! LOVE the froggie and the sperm, I mean tadpoles, I mean snakes! Heehee, sorry couldn't resist, but it is lovely, the patterns, colors, design - you should be proud! So glad you're feeling better and that you got some well deserved pampering. HAW!

Teri C said...

That froggie is absolutely adorable!!!!! And I LOVE the snake thingy.

HAW

Robin said...

Hello Mim! So glad you are feeling better...

I have to agree with everyone - that "snakey" drawing really does resemble sperm! Too funny!

The frog is wonderful - I think you are making great strides with your art...

Hugs from San Francisco,

♥ Robin ♥

Lynn said...

Okay, this is the second time your so called "snakes" look like sperm to me. Are you or someone you know wanting to get pregnant? I do have a degree in psycology so you can not admit it if you like but I see ALL. (LOL...if only)....

the frog is cute!

Glad you are feeling better but glad you got to milk the getting attention as long as you did. We all need that from time to time.

sukipoet said...

glad you are better Mim. No fun to be sick and on a lovely weekend too.

froggie is too fun, love his pose. the design is lovely too, delicate and evocative

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I like your frog. I think the snakes look like some colorful sperm. HAW.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, you crack me up!

I love this frog! I like his googly eyes, too. And his little limbs treading the water. Wonderful variations in the color.

And squeaaaal! I just noticed the itty bitty eyes on your snakies. Cool patterns.

ElizT said...

Nice work Mim.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Great froggy! Sorry you had a bout of illness recently, glad it was short lived.

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Love the mandala look of the snake drawing...look like sperm to me, too...but then I'm a vet tech...