Friday, December 23, 2005

Holiday

Happy Holidays to everyone at Illustration Friday!
holiday_frog2
This was done a few weeks ago for a friend. She is a symphony violinist who also runs a summer strings program for serious middle and high school kids. The frog by himself is the standard logo I did for her a few years ago, so when she asked me to do a HOLIDAY card for her, putting the frog in a snowglobe was the perfect solution. The whole thing was done entirely in Photoshop.

34 comments:

Cindy said...

He's exceptional! Unique and wonderful. Have a Merry one.

M said...

Beautifully done. What a froggy! Hope he doesn't catch a cold. Happy Holidays to you, too.

...Kat said...

Fabulous!
I love snowglobes
what tune is he playing I wonder
Merry Christmas

Caroline said...

Wow what a great card you made!

Hey diddle diddle the frog played the fiddle

benconservato said...

It is a fabulous frog!
So far the best thing I have seen for Illustration Friday this week.
Thank you for showing us.

frank h said...

Beautiful and cool!
Very charmy

Happy Holidays 2U2!

Doug said...

WOW! this is amazing! want your photoshop skills for Christmas!

violetismycolor said...

incredibly impressive...

Holly said...

Outstanding! Happy Holidays.

ValGalArt said...

totally cool! love it!

Ellen Byrne said...

I am speechless. This is fantastic!

Christine Lim Simpson said...

WoW! how wonderful this illo. Love the details. :)

LDahl said...

DROOL!!!!!!!
Fantactic, wonderful, wonderful work! Your skill just wallops me:))) Love all these but the Rhino has my heart!

Tiffy said...

Wow, your illo is awesome. Very well done!

Anonymous said...

Mewwwwy Cwisssmasss *Burp*

carla said...

Wow, Rick! She must have loved this! What a wonderful concept, and of course...perfect rendering:> I am especially impressed by your right on colors...the green of the holly with its sheen looks as if it's a photograph, and the gold has the neatest shine. Absolutely masterful! Have a great holiday and a Happy New Year:>>>>>

aynaku said...

nice illo and great technique...

Sea Angel said...

Beautiful

inki said...

Excellent work, Rick!
Dede

cosmos said...

Cool work. Happy Festivus!

Alison Ashwell said...

Beautiful work as always
hope 2006 is happy, healthy and successful for you

Twisselman said...

Really wonderful. You need to write a book about your Photoshop technique. But how do I know you haven't already? Truly a master, you are.
The best to you and yours.

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

This is one of my most favorite posts....Happy Holidays!

The Bush Man below is funny too!
They call him the Shrub I hear...could you do a funny piece on that?

I love your work.
=^..^=

Anonymous said...

Exquisite, your reflections and surface textures are perfect. I love frogs and yours is kissable but wouldn't want to break the glass :) What is normal?

Hillitty Kukko said...

Cool!!!
Happy Holidays to you!
And the frog too ;)

Jaimie said...

Oh I love this. It's so photo realistic. I collect snowglobes so was especially delighted with your illustration

Maria Antunes said...

Wow... this is amazing! :-0
Lovely illo! :-)

Happy New Year! :-)

Leezy said...

This is quite extraordinary. You are very talented.

Anonymous said...

This looks beautiful!
wynlen

kg said...

once again, blown away by your talent. this is precious, and i'm sure your friend was proud to send out her cards this year.

Fern Lady said...

Oh, this is great! I love the look on his face.

kay susan said...

Superb! No more to say really!

Kim Carney said...

WOW in 50 pt type, that is wonderful.

"Maggie" said...

Beautiful and amazing work done in Photoshop!