Friday, February 17, 2006

Song

frogs
I offer the Amphibious Suite in C (croak) minor, by the Franklin Pond Chamber Music Quartet, performing nightly (in the warmer months), to the delight of many in north Atlanta, USA.
(The frogs and environment were done from scratch in Photoshop. The instruments are digital photos. To see a larger version of this art, go here.)

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love your talented young musicians! The expressions on their faces says it all - complete enjoyment :)

ragazzahelena said...

very very nice, although i dont like frogs, this ones look very nice and joyful.

Thanx,

Helena

violetismycolor said...

lovely and whimsical...

constanthing said...

So very charming frog quartet.

Cindy said...

Your work is amazing! I love your frogs. Your skills in both art and digital effects are a few light-years ahead of mine, but I had a frog-theme, too!

Catnapping said...

excellent work. i like the whimsy, but the work itself is really good.

great entry.

ribbit.

Alina Chau said...

HA ! HA !! GOOOD OONE!

Caroline said...

very funny - and froggy too - great minds...

carla said...

Rick, I'd come listen to them anytime! I am always so impressed by the way you treat surface textures...I see the slickness of their skin, the shine on the wood of the violins. You're really a master! BTW, I envy the blooms you have in GA! After our brief "warm' spell, we got a snow squall this morning as a precursor to a very cold front coming in. Ah... I dream of warmer climes!

kay susan said...

Super, I love the frog with the sleepy eyes and the way they dabble their toes in the water.

HARDWAX said...

these are the cutest, and most musically inclined frogs i've ever encountered, love the artwork

james said...

Completely delightful illustration.

MjM said...

Made me smile!

ribbet!

MjM

Cecilia's Art said...

what lovely!!!!!!, love it!
as always u do!, although i dont like frogs.
jaja!

nice songs when frogs are singing in rainy days!

:)

Ginger*:)* said...

These guys are so coool and so pleased with themselves.

What a nice change from just going around croaking all the time. I love it!

Rick Lovell said...

Thanks, everyone for the comments! I have to 'fess up to Carla, though...the instruments are digital photos! Yeah, I cheated, I know. But this was done for a very high-level string quartet program and I was afraid to take liberties with their special instruments. (Both my kids were in the program and I used their instruments and those of friends for the piece.) At any rate, it was great fun to do. And by the way, the program really does take place at a beautiful home on a pond, and the frogs really do come out and serenade everyone at night!

inki said...

Another great one Rick..I like their feet seen through the water too.
Wave from Atlanta,
Dede

The Whippy Curly Tails said...

I love your frogs!

Lyn & The Whippy Curly Tails in the Toasty South
=^..^=

ValGalArt said...

this is so freakin amazing and i love that you gave them different coloured eyes!!!

inki said...

http://drawn.ca/
You are on Drawn! today Rick.
Dede

Rick Lovell said...

Yeah...they really nailed me on my horribly outdated website. Guess I need to get rid of those eye-hurting buttons!

inki said...

Well, your art speaks for itself, and your website isn't that bad for goodness sake. :)
Dede

atomicvelvetsigh said...

cool illo and great take on this week's topic!

Aravis said...

This is wonderful! Really put a smile on my face. *G*

Angela said...

This is awesome! Your technique is flawless.

bee'nme said...

Very entertaining piece on many levels - I love the frogs' wry expressions and their toes lightly touching the water. You're a master...and a gentleman :o) Lovely work!

Twisselman said...

Very cool. I especially like the cellist's expression. Hadn't noted the colors of the eyes til I read one of the above comments. Another great illustration.

J. E. Morris said...

Wonderful! I'm so impressed with how seemlessly you merged the photos of the instruments in with the frogs, I would have never known.

Jaimie said...

Your work is simply amazing. I'm always stunned to see such wonderful work done strictly with a computer. I really need to give it a try.

Alessandro_PPG said...

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