Wednesday, December 23, 2009
The Treefrog Convention
A collection of Poison Dartfrogs and a Red-eyed Tree frog gather deep in the heart of the Amazonian rainforest to discuss climate change and deforestation and what the future holds for their kind. Despite the big smiles (there was a bug buffet preceeding it), the outlook is grim. All over the world, their kin are dying, many from diseases, others just... vanishing from the face of the earth.
This 6x6 piece was done with prismacolor, polychromos, tombow markers and assorted other art products that come to hand. All the frogs are photo-referenced from a variety of sources.
It will be submitted to savethefrogs.com for inclusion into their booklet (technically speaking, it's supposed to be 8x8 inches, but I think it will size up the additional 20% or so okay).