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Red Eyed Tree Frogs by missimoinsane Red Eyed Tree Frogs by missimoinsane
18.05.11 ~ I was totally inspired by ~Blue-like-the-Sky's traditional drawing of a 'Red Eyed Tree Frog' and I wanted to digitally paint something due to being so inspired by it.


Created:18th/19th April 2011.
Time: Roughly just over 18 hours.
Type: Digital Painting.
Program: Photoshop 7.
Brushes: Standard Photoshop 7 Brushes.
Tools: Right Hands Index Finger On Laptop Touch Pad.
Method: Traditionally Sketched, Edited in Photoshop, Line Art and Painted in Photoshop.
Subject:Red Eyed Tree Frogs.
Insperation: The Word - by ~Blue-like-the-Sky
Stock and References: List of References used in traditional sketching, not tracing.


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:iconwindicious:
Windicious Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!:iconfrogplz:
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3
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:iconwindicious:
Windicious Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
welcome;)
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:iconzdorobot:
Zdorobot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
Once again, you used fantastic colors here. The composition is also very nice as well. The frogs look adorable, although that may not have been what you were going for, but frogs are just cute in general. Haha.
The only problem I have with this is that there isn't much contrast or texture . Frogs are typically shinier and have more porous skin, right? Maybe you should search around for some brushes that you can download -- they really help with making things more textured and make blending and painting high-contrast things much easier. Otherwise, this is a very good piece.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you I'm glad you like the colours I really think the bright green works well with that shade of blue and that's they're natural colour. I was a bit concerned about too much green although was (am) very happy with the results especially on the leafy bits.

I am glad you think the frogs look adorable, as that was the impression I was trying to create as I find them very cute and I wanted to try and embrace that as well as realism in a toonish sort of way. I was trying to give each frog a little bit of characer too which I was hoping would make them a little bit amusing.

The frog images I was working from don't seem to have much of a textured skin they're more smooth and I was trying to embrace that as well as a (as mentioned) toonish-realism.

I find it very hard to find brushes for photoshop 7 as the majority of them are created for CS3 and above which doesn't work with photoshop 7 (annoyingly) so I try and create what I can from the standard brush sets that come with photoshop 7. But I know what you're saying!

Thank you for such lovely feedback, I have commented you and hope to do this again some time

~Regards x
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:iconzdorobot:
Zdorobot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
The plethora of green looks good though -- very bright and cheery. The toonish quality definitely works well for this piece.

Oh gosh, well, you should definitely try to find some brushes that you can use. They're extremely useful in doing basically anything and everything in regards to shading things. I think that using the non-default brushes will definitely make adding in more contrast much easier for you and add more life to your pieces.
You definitely have drawing skills and knowledge of what looks good in art (hence the good compositions and colors), you just need to develop those qualities further in your digital paintings. Really, all you need is more contrast and texture and smoother lines -- then everything will be pretty much perfect. (:
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll keep an eye out for brushes. Also things like pen tools and such which work with tablets don't work using your finger on laptop touch pad which is the method I use for all my digital works as I can't afford a tablet.
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW! I thought this was a photo at first! Your shading is fantastic!
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. Due to setting my standard at this level I'm unsure what to create next in fear of tarnishing my current performance lol. That and I've got hooked on playing BINGO. :shrug: I'm thinking of creating something new but I don't know what. Any ideas???
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...well if it were me, and if it weren't exam time, I'd draw a Neimoidian, lol
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not really into that tbh...
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:iconkweh-chan:
Kweh-chan Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL, I didn't expect you to be XD. By my own admission, I have strange tastes.
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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:icongee231205:
gee231205 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
these frogs are great and you're work looks amazing with them dotted all over the place. Really good anatomy as well.
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm rather pleased with them. Although someone commented about the shading on some of the frogs and now I feel a little depressed as I'm unsure how to enhance and not ruin... meh x
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gee231205 Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it looks good as it is, perhaps you could play around with the shading but if you don't like it leave it as it looks great right now in my opinion.
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll leave it alone then :P hehe thank you Gee :hug:
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trifle-confusion Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
those cute little frogs everywhere :iconyayzplz:
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You like? :) :S :shurg:
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trifle-confusion Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yes X3 they're cute
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Red-wolf-Ink Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha!More frogs! I love it! The shading is a little weak on some of them! But i love it!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I'm sorry you feel like that but I'm glad you like it...
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BloodMAngel Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, beautiful use of green! Green and red are my two fav colours... haha. But still, I think this looks really good, the scene itself looks as if it was taken from real life and replicated digitally. And they're adorable! Love it.
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it I'm really pleased with it :hug: and you must love Christmas time if you love 'Green and Red' hehe.
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:iconbloodmangel:
BloodMAngel Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
heh Yeah, I actually do. :)
Keep them coming! I'll keep loving them! :hug:
You're great.
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: aww you're lovely :hug:
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:iconbloodmangel:
BloodMAngel Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:) and you're a sweetheart. :hug:
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwwwww thank you :hug:
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:iconbloodmangel:
BloodMAngel Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
it's no problem darlin. :hug:
It's just the truth. :)
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Blue-like-the-Sky Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
<3 Adorable :)
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much x
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Blue-like-the-Sky Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
No problem at all :D
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Frooooogs are so cuuuuute! <3
*sings!^^ <3
This is awesome imo! Thanks for sharing this. :) :huggle:

~Josh~
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad that you like it I'm really pleased with how this turned out and I'm not sure what I should do next. I'm thinking about perhaps trying something different although I do have more Double MeMe's to do... I just don't really want to do them *feels lazy over the idea of painting herself again* lol.

Thank you for yet another lovely comment though Josh :hug: :)
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PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
lol :)
If you feel like doing something, give it a try. :)

You're welcome imo. :) :hug: Anytime. :)

~Josh~
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what though lol :)
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:iconpyroshadow18:
PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
You'll think of something. :)

~Josh~
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe lol... Right now I'm looking at tablets and such I don't know what I want I just know what I can't afford lol.
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:iconpyroshadow18:
PyroShadow18 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
lol.
Well I hope something good comes your way. :) :huggle:

~Josh~
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too :)
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DorianStretton Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cute.:D
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D :hug: :)
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DorianStretton Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome.:D :hug:
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:iconmissimoinsane:
missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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Blissful-Creations Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student General Artist
ooo Froggy's! I love frogs they are so cute...and icky at the same time lol. Lovely piece, very bright and colorful and very eyecatching :D
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yey for frogs! :heart:

I know what you mean abot cure and icky, I use to have an old fish tank as a little girl and I use to try catching frogs in it (there was no lid) and I use to watch them hopping about and I use to try and catch them.

Well not 'Red Eyed Tree Frogs' but regular UK garden frogs lol... Don't know they're breed/species name.

I'm glad you like this :hug: :D
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AliceFallen Featured By Owner May 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Aww, how cute!
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missimoinsane Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much Jess :hug: :love: :D
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