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kailbarr
06-19-2009, 11:09 AM
Hello everybody!!! If you dont know from my previous post in the gallery I am 11 years old.

This is another one of my first paintings although it is not compltely done. It is of a Red Eyed Tree Frog, as you can see! I have also did my reasearch.

The scientific name for a red eyed tree frog is Agalychnis callidryas. They are particularly native to Neotropical rainforests in Central America. Red-eyed tree frogs have soft, fragile skin on their belly, and the skin on their back is thicker and rougher.

Well thats basically all the information I have!!!:D


Heres the picture:


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kailbarr
06-19-2009, 11:10 AM
Oh and could I have some help with what to do with the leaf.

Juhoover22
06-19-2009, 11:16 AM
Hey kairbarr,
I'm Justin (I'm 17 :)) Nice to meet you. Welcome to the artrage community :D

I like the frog :) It looks kind of cartoony (Which I love) :D

Wish I could help on the leaf but I have no idea lol :D

Keep painting :D,
Justin

kailbarr
06-19-2009, 11:55 AM
Thank you so much justin! I'm so glad that you liked my painting and i've finally met someone thats atleast close to my age. thanks!

weembaman
06-19-2009, 12:19 PM
Welcome to the forums, that's a fine looking frog you have painted. The leaf probably just needs some shading and it'll be fine..I'm looking:) forward to seeing more of your work..

Juhoover22
06-19-2009, 12:32 PM
No problem Kailburr :D There are a few people here around our age, but not many :D Most of the people here are 30+ :) But they are still cool! :D

I think Weembaman is right the leaf does need a bit of shadowing ;)

- Justin

Eileen724
06-19-2009, 01:06 PM
Hey, Kailbarr, what a neat painting of a red-eyed tree frog!!! You've done a fabulous job and show an incredible artistic talent for 11-years old!!!

Yes, I am one of the "oldies" here on the forum, you know, the 30+ or maybe it would be more fitting for me to say 50+ for myself to be closer in-line with my age! I love kids especially those that love to draw when I was their age. I just wished I had have the technology you guys do now! My youngest son just turned 18 and he's been using a computer since he was 3-1/2 years old! He, of course, is very adept in using one but he doesn't have any desire to draw even though he's pretty good at it.

As far as the leaf, go out on the internet and find some pics of leaves to give you an idea as to the shading of how a leaf goes. That is what I do and I can guess most of the artists do for their paintings. Good luck and can't wait to check back later to see your progress!!!

kailbarr
06-19-2009, 01:57 PM
thank you! everyone. and you all are wonderful people and very artistic too!

screenpainter
06-19-2009, 03:08 PM
Very nice. You already are tackling more in depth drawing and painting. It is quite an amazing draw even forgetting your youthful age. Great job on this. It is good to see such talent beyond your years already. I have seen work like this in high school art shows. Keep at it.

kailbarr
06-20-2009, 06:02 AM
Oh, thank you very much, gzair.:D And weembaman, I think I should put some more shading on the leaf ;)but I dont exactly know from which direction. You can pretty much tell where the light is coming from but I already kindof put the frogs shadow on the leaf. Where else should I put it. Could anyone help me with this?:confused:

kailbarr
06-20-2009, 06:17 AM
Finally I have put a bit of shadow on the leaf and a very little bit on the stem.:D


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How do you like it? I was thinking to enhance the veins in the leaf with something. Any ideas???:confused:

kailbarr
06-20-2009, 06:49 AM
Well I added more shading. And thats just what I did.:p


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So any comments???:confused:

Juhoover22
06-20-2009, 06:55 AM
As far as the leaf, go out on the internet and find some pics of leaves to give you an idea as to the shading of how a leaf goes. That is what I do and I can guess most of the artists do for their paintings. Good luck and can't wait to check back later to see your progress!!!

Hey Kailburr,

I agree with een on this. Find a picture of a leaf on the internet and use it as a ref.

I little looking and take a look at these (I'm not going to post the images for copyright reasons but here are the link to them):

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/research_teams.nsf/pages/zos.index.html/


Click Here the link was way to long lol (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.pachd.com/free-images/nature-images/fall-leaf-01.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.pachd.com/free-images/nature-images.html&usg=__r8LkIsjM6r6qL7R1_hGhuF6sa3c=&h=768&w=1024&sz=121&hl=en&start=33&sig2=Til0oE9JM1WJFsBi6riN3A&um=1&tbnid=8d343AtImz6YdM:&tbnh=113&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dleaf%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Da ctive%26rlz%3D1T4ACAW_enUS296US297%26sa%3DN%26star t%3D18%26um%3D1&ei=yd07SqGOGYaxmAeQtZyqDg)

:D This one even has a red eyed tree frog! (http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.govisitcostarica.com/images/photos/full-guady-leaf-frog-Costa-Rica.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.govisitcostarica.com/travelinfo/photoLg.asp%3FphID%3D621&usg=__oN4AR6AHd_ZuAr4LnGCN56g8bMM=&h=556&w=740&sz=48&hl=en&start=70&sig2=HQRr3t6zc4xJ4IznttLlAg&um=1&tbnid=sECYEho9q1uYNM:&tbnh=106&tbnw=141&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dleaf%26ndsp%3D18%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Da ctive%26rlz%3D1T4ACAW_enUS296US297%26sa%3DN%26star t%3D54%26um%3D1&ei=Od47Ss-qJ6GCmQf8vNGfDg) :D

Also I noticed you used black for the leaf lines try useing a darker green ;)

- Justin

kailbarr
06-23-2009, 12:32 AM
Thank you jUstin for your help. I looked at all the links but the one with the tree frog fasinated me. here is my work so far. i think i just added stuff on the veins of the leaf

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RobertSWade
06-24-2009, 03:49 PM
Welcome to here kailbarr. What a delightful creature you've created. I hope that you will print this image so you'll be able to measure your progress. Play with the ArtRage tools, play with other mediums too when you get the chance. You obviously have a lot of potential. :)