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Walking the Frog by ursulav Walking the Frog by ursulav
Well, the frog sure seems excited to get out for a walk. Or hop. Or, err, whatever.

The inspiration for this was actually serendipitous--I saw a thumbnail and went "Hey! A fat fairy! Cool!" and then clicked on it, only to discover that it was, in fact, the tedious Standard Waifish Fairy, and it had just been a trick of the shrinkage. Irked, I said "Well, it would have been cooler if it was a fat fairy," and then I figured I'd better paint one, just on principle.

Prints available! E-mail me at [link] and let me know you'd like one, and I'd be delighted to set that up.
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Dragon-bodies Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014
i luv the tension expressed in the leash as the frog jumps forward, well played 

we need to see the next frame now, no?

the frog choking its self as the leash snaps back and the fairies eyes looking down at her poor frog like O.O
pearwood Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
minitaur999 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Love me some fat fairy! Btw, huge fan of Digger, Viva le wombats!
sallyfourth Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
The frog's expression is absolutely perfect.
3greendogs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
i LOVE this. so cool.
Valedhelven Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
:nana: Featured in my Journal! [link] ...and don't try to stop me from doing it again sometime... :mwahaha:
1in0 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
this is definitely fun.
And it ain't the brandy doin'it! LOL
pearwood Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Still one of my top favorites of all your shots, Ms Ursula the Strange.
Steve the Knave
4MsChief Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
What a wonderful vision! Fat fairies rule!
gothYvonne Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
I love it :D
TorvaBeast Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
I adore the expression on your fairy's face, she looks so serene! Her little daisy bikini is very cute! I really like all of the colours in this, and the frog looks very happy to be taken out for his hop/walk! :D
Tazzy- Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009  Professional Photographer
Featured in my journal! =D [link]
LadyBlacksword Featured By Owner May 8, 2008   Digital Artist
If you change the frog's colors, it could be a tiger-legged walking frog. They are very cool, but not in particularly happy perky colors....the fairy would need a spear to fit in.

This comment was actually mostly without a point.
phoenixrsng74 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
I Love this! Great colors and the faces are so wonderful! You are totaly correct on the fat fairy issue, there are far too few of them, although Froud does have some in the Pressed Fairy collection. I think you should do a whole series of the curvy girls with wings! :boogie: :D
Talwyn22 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Wonderful! :D
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
traumtanz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
:-D love it
Nico6688 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The frog is adorable and I love the fairies wings.
Janaina Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
i was wondering, how you did the background for this picture? basic yellow/white, blured blush with low opacity for the further details and changing the opacity for the closest plants?

oilsoaked Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have been featured in the news article "Big Girls you are Beautiful"!! [link]
Jodee Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I paint fat faeries too. Very cute!
JunkbyJen Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
:heart:This wonderful image has been featured in my Fabulous Fairy Features News Article:heart:
Jackal24 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
It's such a cute fairy with the frog!
RayCipher Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Woohoo! Finally, a fat fairy!

Awesome, simply awesome.
Ccandy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
MY EYES !!!!!!!!!!! i wish i had a pet frog now :s
woozalia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
Tha's one happy li'l frog!

Harena of ~woozalia
KITTY-Z Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2007
Heh, fat farie. XD
5oclockshadow Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
ah! I hate when that happens!! you are so my hero now! XD
weetealeaf Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2006
She's just lovely! Her wings are amazing.
Scarecrow-Jack Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2006
The goofy expression on the frog's face is just so darn cute! And the fey is darling as well!
Danni-gurl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2006
Fat fairies are awesome.

Actually, all fairies are awesome.
platypuschild Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
The frog's expression did me in, but I stayed for the fairy. Marvelous. :)
kitttykat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006  Professional General Artist
That's adorable! Walking a frog... hehehehee :D
dawnmist Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006
I love fat fairies! I have drawn them before, but they always turn out... horrible, not beautiful like yours did. **I AM ENVIOUS**
CheshaCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
I love this! About time someone brought large women back into the world of art! hehe She's so adorable!! and the froggie too! ;D
apeman505 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww, I wanna see the picture of the unfat faerie that inspired this now...

She's pretty, even if she is .. er... um... nevermind. Keehee, I like the frog too. ;)
Kahlia Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! The fat faery is awesome, and I love the expression on the frog's face. :+fav:
LeBoudier Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2006
hahahahaa!!!!! this is brilliant! i love it! and so cute too!
annora Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Finally a large fairy...

So sick of stick people paintings. Finally a nice, plump fairy... *grumbles to self....*
LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is so friggin' cute! That frog looks exactly how happy and excited my old doggy used to be when we walked him, hehe!
And if you wanna see more fat faeries, i've got some in my gallery!

I found this on someone else's favorites list.
theladywrath Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG I love her lol! I want a print but I cant afford any right now lol. ^_^ first chance I get though, I'm gonna buy one of her lol :+fav:
Belenen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
tedious Standard Waifish Fairy

I so agree. It's very sad, because I love fae, but I cannot condone most of the ED-deathly-skinny 'fairies' out there, so I end up with no fairy stuff. :-( I'd be satisfied if they would JUST give the fairies a LITTLE hip and a LITTLE belly, so that they didn't look like starving children, but noooo...

Thank YOU for making a difference (I believe every action counts)! :+favlove:
mermaidian Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2006
hooray. so cute, wondeffulll. talented painter with a sense of humour and the sense to portray that which is outside the ideal.
furballpunk Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
i dont like faries to be fat, THEY SHOULD BE TEENY AND NIMBLE or just lil balls of light with wings ^_^ BUT THE FROGGY SO CUTE
Belenen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
ChromePiggy Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWWWWWWW. That is friggen' awesome! I like how you made it so smooth and detailed at the same time. I really should start getting into paints.
Slumovsky Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2005
:lol: i want to meet one of these frog-walkers!
deadkitty Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2005
hahahah oohhh god 8__8 this is delightful
temarinyo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2005
the frog looks so energetic! HEE HEE! ^_^
The-Fattness Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! :rofl; Thanks so much for making this piece of art. :XD: About time someone made a fat Fairy LOL! I think I might sculpt one now Weeeee! Off I go to frolic :D
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