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Frog and Lilies by ursulav Frog and Lilies by ursulav
I'm on some kind of painting flower kick, but being me, I can't ever just paint flowers. That would be boring and normal and weird. A very small amphibious warrior must inch his way in and keep things at an appropriate level of oddity, damnit.

16 x 20, mixed media--watercolor pastel, acrylic and ink--on textured clayboard. Original is for sale, and prints are available for $10 and $20 plus shipping. Send a note or visit [link] for details.
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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hello! I'm making a series of art videos about flowers, and I was wondering if I could include this piece in one of my videos. It would be set to an original classical-style composition (by me) about this flower. I'll be sure to credit you and link to your page if you say yes. Here's a link to see the kind of music it is: [link]
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:iconsiempe:
Siempe Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I couldn´t help, but to feature your lovely frog here -> [link]

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:iconlindyz:
lindyz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
The colouring and blending looks great. Nice work! :D And, the little warrior is cute!
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:iconcoyoteflutesong:
coyoteflutesong Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
Still a favorite <3
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:iconchild-of-the-desert:
Child-of-the-Desert Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009
absolutely gorgeous.. the frog is amazing and the flowers are...amazing..whaaaa..I am starting to get inspired...XD...no..no..hw hw...gone XD
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:iconperidothorntail:
PeridotHorntail Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
I like your appropriate level of oddity. It's so cuddly!
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:iconthecircus:
TheCircus Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Beautiful!! :) I love the pretty colors<3
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:iconninjashinobu8890:
ninjashinobu8890 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very pretty!!!
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:iconpinktiger:
pinktiger Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008   Writer
lol, warrior frog for appropriate level of oddity, for sure.
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:iconlimegreensquid:
LimeGreenSquid Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehehe, damn cute! And i am in love with the colours ... greeeeen ... *droool*
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:iconspiderlady:
spiderlady Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Beautiful use of the media! I really like it.
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:iconstardragger:
StarDragger Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, that's alright that something like the little frog sneaks itself into everything. Honestly, while the flowers are beautiful, it was the little frog warrior that won me over. :D
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:iconarwenita:
arwenita Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Beautiful... the flowers are almost edible... awesome...
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:iconcarnivalchild:
CarnivalChild Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008
What with all the life and flavour that goes into your pieces (not to mention your fantastic story book ACs) it's easy to take your talent for granted. But every now and then you come along with a piece that hasn't got all the humor and story behind it and I'm left breathless by it's beauty as I remember that first and foremost you are an insanely talented painter. Thank you.
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:iconricey:
ricey Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, that frog really takes this from pretty and boring to pretty freakin awesome. hehe
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:iconliolli:
liolli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
fantabulous touch that froggy is. nice colours together..
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:iconvisualpoetress:
VisualPoetress Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008   Digital Artist
So gorgeous and beautiful :)
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:icontouch-not-this-cat:
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008
It's not that easy being green;
Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.
When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow or gold...
or something much more colorful like that.

It's not easy being green.
It seems you blend in with so many other ord'nary things.
And people tend to pass you over 'cause you're
not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water
or stars in the sky.

But green's the color of Spring.
And green can be cool and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain,
or tall like a tree.

When green is all there is to be
It could make you wonder why, but why wonder why?
Wonder, I am green and it'll do fine, it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be.

It's not that easy being mean;
your enemy's fleeing before your spear's sheen;
absolute power filling your entire being!
It can be very tireing to me.
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:iconbeautifullyflawed:
BeautifullyFlawed Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2008
This is beautiful! I love it!
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:iconhydraequus:
hydraequus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it's so cutie ! :giggle:
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:iconinosa:
Inosa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008  Student
veeeery preeety
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:iconkumorinoko:
Kumorinoko Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
The coloring is amazing, especially the delicate coloring on the petals. The amphibian warrior makes it all better.
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww cute froggy warrior!
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:iconfrogpianist90:
frogpianist90 Featured By Owner May 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love you and your frogs from the very bottom of my heart
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:icontha-ripper:
Tha-RIPPER Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Frog warriorz, YEEEAH!!! and perty flowerz too! :)
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:iconlivetto:
Livetto Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
:+fav:
You have got a talent! xD
Great ;P
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:iconpiombo:
Piombo Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
I love it! It's so delicate but strong at the same time!Beautiful!
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:iconelphabalives:
elphabalives Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
not only do i love your art...i love your commentary that goes with it :D
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thwarting-seven Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Little did young Phillip, the tree frog knight, know, but danger awaited around the bend. You see, while skilled with the spear, he was still too young to remember the horrible battle of Wasp-Tree Hill. The Lilly-Pad Council forbade mention of that sad chapter in salientian society. Phillip's last day of innocent wandering and flower spelunking would soon come to an all too abrupt end and his fist day as a warrior would begin as he quietly pondered the humming sound in the distance. Too him, it sounded like another band of froggy fighters celebrating a catch. As the sounds came to a crescendo, he realized just how wrong he was.
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LilywhiteBlack Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Student Artisan Crafter
Well,what can I say....I love frogs and i love lilyes,so....fav^^
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:iconaphonixe:
Aphonixe Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I second that notion :3.
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:iconfirelilyamg:
FireLilyAMG Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
frogs and lilies, 2 of my faves together. another lovely piece!
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:iconfyrius:
Fyrius Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"...but being me, I can't ever just paint flowers. That would be boring and normal and weird. A very small amphibious warrior must inch his way in and keep things at an appropriate level of oddity, damnit."
I wholeheartedly agree. There is no fun in just plain flowers, without anything to weird things up. And this spear-wielding battletoad does the trick nicely.
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tamiveldura Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amphibious warriors seem to be your signature. Otherwise it's just another flower painting. but no! Insert the warrior frog of cuteness and it becomes and ursulav painting!
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:iconmad-but-happy:
Mad-But-Happy Featured By Owner May 21, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Looks like he's guarding the flower from bees, or something :XD: Very cute!
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:icontaibu:
taibu Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
hehe, nice little frog-soldier :)
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner May 20, 2008
The strange thing is that the frog looks like he belongs there! He's adorable and appears to be the guardian of the flowers.
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:iconchafe:
chafe Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're the rare person who can say she's odd and have it genuinely be true, in a wonderful way. You don't say it in mere hopes of it holding fast. It's absolutely right on, and you are widely loved for it.
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:iconfoolishlyevil:
FoolishlyEvil Featured By Owner May 20, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I want an amphibian warrior to fight for me o.O
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:iconcaptain-blackbird:
Captain-Blackbird Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
WOW! This is gorgeous! Pink and green~<3
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:iconsleepyhead12567:
sleepyhead12567 Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
I do believe that is possibly one of the cutest frogs I've ever seen.
Lovely painting all around
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:iconanaravenwood:
anaravenwood Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
I love him! *hugs frog*
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:iconlostsiren:
LostSiren Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
Awesome...little froggie can paint better than I can for sure...hahaha. Adorable piece of artwork! :+fav:
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Photographer
This is definitely the way to make still-lifes more interesting! Gorgeous work on the flowers and their little inhabitant, he's a cutie! :aww:
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:iconsehvrin:
Sehvrin Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
Very nice :nod:
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:iconblablaskunk:
blablaskunk Featured By Owner May 19, 2008   Writer
Just flowers would not be your style! ^_^ I do love the frog!
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:icontiger-light:
tiger-light Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
You. Are. Fantastic
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:iconsuperdemon-inuyasha:
Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty! 8D nice job on this!
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:iconkwsapphire:
kwsapphire Featured By Owner May 19, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors!
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:iconbored-faith:
bored-faith Featured By Owner May 19, 2008
i loves the frog. you are so good at what you do!
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