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Ghost of Frog by chipset Ghost of Frog by chipset
I have had this piece in my head for many years, actually... the pale frog on the cherry-like tree branch. In some cultures, frogs was thought of as rain bringers. The old aztecs and the egyptians considered the frog a symbol of the cycle of death and rebirth, renewal. To me, they are the perfect symbol of fragility.
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winkofthebutterfly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Student Photographer
how cute
amenokaori Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
I see that it was posted a while ago but it hasn't become less beautiful. And I love frogs too)
Kirel-Kemmetmau Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like the colors.
Annabola Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
AlecBell Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
The image is executed with such delicacy, the composition is simple and improvable.

A wonderful piece of work :heart:
hedspace77 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
The frog seems silvery rather than "ghostly". I'm a huge fan of the use of the sharp black outline, it creates an ornamental feel.
Siempe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I couldn´t help, but to feature your lovely frog here -> [link]

ShineTheFairy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Fragility eh? Hmm... never seen myself as that... Anyway, that's an excellent piece of fine art. :)
Werebeast Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2008
Oh what a beautiful piece!! :D
mars4322 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
This one is beautiful. Simple and fine composition. A good example that in order to make a nice design is not necessary to crutter the image with a bunch of
meaningless details, which is in fact is of the taste of many "Anime artists" we find around this site. I also think that the frog is beautifully rendered with all those textures in her skin, which helps to attract our attention to the center of the composition.
Lucidical Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Student Digital Artist

i hope that was ok :p
if not. i'll take it down effective immediately
chipset Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahah, that's cool... :)
I'm trying to find the time myself to make a real life pastel drawing out of it, thinking about 50x70 cm. We'll see how that goes now with me moving and all...

Good luck to you, I hope you'll post the finished result as well. =)
WarriorWhite Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, um... this may sound weird, but my sister is totaly in love with frogs and pink flowers. And for Christmas I was hoping to paint her something. She saw this and fell in love with it. So, to put it boldly, I was wondering if you could email me the orriginal black and white sketch (if u have one) and give me permission to paint it on canvas for her gift. That okay? My sis would REALY appreciate it.
If the answer is yes my email is
ewm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually looks a bit more toad like but I love it all the same. :) interesting bits of cultural information as well.
Pearfoam Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2007
I just can't help loving this picture! You're too darn good!
DaffodilLament Featured By Owner May 22, 2007
Wow..beautiful collours <3
must fave :+fav:
alexerdman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Interesting design and concept...At last someone who understands that animals, even frogs, have souls too...
overtilt Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
Wow... Just... another amazing piece from you.
You really utilized your thick-lined style here, as well, which is something I love and something that puts your work apart from a lot of generically realistic work others do.
A great idea brilliantly realised! Bravo!
KovoWolf Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
this is amazing and beautiful. Well done. Well done
Nefretkheperi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Writer
This is absolutely stunning! As a piece of synchronicity I had a dream not too long ago after some emotional turmoil in which I saw a frog carved of stone with an acorn in its mouth.
chipset Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would've made an awesome piece of art, you know :)
Nefretkheperi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007  Professional Writer
I know... My drawing, although I did illustration, is kind of rusty... I expect I will paint it at some point.
Fontenar Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
The picture is absolutely beautiful, with its simplicity and delicate colors. It's wonderful that you see frogs as something aside from "aww, aren't they cute." The frog looks a bit toadish, but then, there are toadish frogs, and which it is doesn't make a difference.
Aislea Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007   Writer
currently taking a herp. class and it is amazing how diverse frogs are. Love the picture it makes me smile knowing I won't have to take that frog exam much too know....
abasss Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
awsome! I love frogs, I don't like touching them tough :XD:
chocozilla Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
fuckin sweet
Novawuff Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
I really do love this.. the textures on the frog are great, and his pale color against the dark background is really mysterious.. the cherry blossoms are very pretty and the composition is balanced wonderfully.

... but just a sidenote.. that's a toad ;P
chipset Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
PS: When I started it it looked more like a frog, didn't use any references so in the end it kind of went its own way :)
Novawuff Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007  Professional General Artist
I actually really love the toad.. it has so much character.. and you're right, "ghost of a toad" just wouldn't sound the same ;}
chipset Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, but 'frog' sounds better ;D
Anduinel Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Oh, that is lovely. You did beautiful detail work on the skin; I want to reach out and pet it.
Avalik Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
I love this picture - so much, it deserves a fav! :)
sweetsuome1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Very nice work:-)
VampiricCow Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
Very beautiful. And you're right, in some ways they're very fragile. Great job! I love how the flowers are the only thing with a color, and they're all around the frog, so they don't really distract from the main object.
kuronekosan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
great detail!
falia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The details, the contrast.. Overwhelming piece, I'm glad I've run across this one :D.
Pesthule Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
I was going to ask you if you had any new arts, and the answer is yes fjdhejnkmdrfg This is so beautiful. The details are amazing.
Jella-bella Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007
i love frogs! i really like the subtleties of it. its a lovely picture.
0ink Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007   Digital Artist
It´s a frog but it´s not as great as my little chocolate frog chipset :o
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