Finally I proclaim "la grenouille est finie". Some paintings come easy. This was not one of those paintings. But like most things in life the harder you have to try, the more you tend to learn. After several false starts struggling with the black background I originally intended for this illustration, I decided to see a new possibility for Frog Bro on a white background and to focus on what really mattered about this illustration: making it real and moving on to the next one. Below you can see a few shots I took at various stages of the painting process.
In the end I learned a lot during the painting of Frog Bro that makes me feel more confident and inspired about the next piece I'll paint. By the end of things, while I was delighted that Frog Bro came into my life as an idea, I was truly delighted to see him hop off my desk to create space for something new! And I'm happy to say that he's ready to hop into the home of a new and loving owner. If you'd like to bring Frog Bro home with you, visit him here at my Etsy shop.