Sunday, September 13, 2009

Illustration Friday - Welcome

{Graphite on Watercolor Paper, 2009}
Welcome to autumn! I am definitely welcoming the change in the weather and the new colors of the trees! This little toad is just starting to think of burrowing into the ground for the cold, long winter months! American toads, like the one shown here, will burrow up to three feel in the ground. That is a lot of digging for such a little guy! I am in the process of painting this illustration right now, so I will post it as soon as it is done.

7 comments:

Edrian Thomidis said...

Just magical!

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jacqueline c said...

Oh, I adore this little guy! Beautiful sketch.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

It is magical, brilliant aswell!

Christina said...

beautiful sketch!

Cathy said...

I'm energized by autumn too! The burst of colors, the cooler air, the smell of leaves -- a wonderful time! Hope you post the colored in version of this piece.

Nancy Bea said...

Incredible! A sensitive and beautiful rendering.

Lisa M Griffin said...

What a wonderful sketch- your toad looks like he is ready to leap right off your page. Thanks for sharing. =)