Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Painting Warts on My Frog

The frog character in the book I am currently illustrating is very active. Here I am in the studio painting markings and warts on my frog so that I can be consistent with the markings from every angle.

Well...not really painting, prismacolor.
Very proud of the frog. Sat still thru the whole process.

My frog is also posing as reference for body shadow and cast shadow. Knowing your light source and your shadows gives the illustration real depth. It also widens the range of your colors in your picture  (green for example.)

Now, we are going to take a break!
And eat some ... well ... dinner.
Have a great week,
Carolyn Dee Flores

P.S. Also, I  have an Art Show of oil paintings exhibiting at Joe Blues at the Blue Star Complex in San Antonio, Texas through the month of July. I will post more about that in a few days.


  1. BTW, this is not the only model. I have many, many models made of clay. This one will be used primarily for markings on the back and the legs. :)

  2. Love to see more of the models for your illustrations.