Accurate drawings of various species of frogs. All illustrations are hand drawn and expertly rendered. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. In the gallery is the European Treefrog, Amazon Milk Frog, Red-Eyed Treefrog, Ornate Chorus Frog, Strawberry Poison Frog and many others. If you do not see the frog you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion..Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist
The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.
Frogs are likely my most beloved animals on the planet. Their color, diversity and comical looking faces make them, to me, one of the most endearing collection of life forms on earth. I suppose this has something to do with them being harmless, and are likely the very first animals little kids catch when they begin to explore the outdoors. Furthermore, the texture of their skin makes them excellent subjects to render in ink. Adding the color digitally via Photoshop gives them a watercolor feel, and again the frog is a great subject. To give an indication as to how important frogs are to me, I decided one day to travel to Costa Rica and look for Poison Dart Frogs in their natural habitat. I was delighted to find them in the rainforest. While there are hundreds of species of frogs, I can sadly only add one to the image library about once every couple months.
Frogs are amphibians of the order Anura. Most frogs are characterized by a short body, webbed fingers or toes and large bulging eyes. Due to their large powerful legs, most frogs are able to make large, long leaps either to capture prey or avoid being eaten themselves. Frogs have permeable skin, which means it allows water and other liquids to be absorbed directly into their bodies. There about 4,700 species of frogs identified on earth. These amphibians are usually aquatic or semi-aquatic, but are also comfortable on land and can be found in areas not close to water. Frogs typically lay their eggs in puddles, ponds or lakes, which hatch into tadpoles which develop in water. Frogs are predatory carnivores, feeding on a wide variety of invertebrates and vertebrates - basically anything that can move and fit in their mouths might be eaten. Frogs can be found in habitats ranging from tropic to subarctic regions, but most species are found near the equator in lush tropical rainforests. There are about 5,000 species of frog identified, with more being discovered every every year. However, the populations of several species are declining significantly, due in large part to climate change, habitat loss, pollution and a deadly fungus disease called chytridiomycosis. The frogs are considered to be a key 'indicator species' and their presence, or absence, gives some indication as to the health of ay environment. Frogs figure heavily in literature and religion and many cultures consider frogs to be symbols of good luck.