And now for something completely different. I mentioned in a comment recently that I had never tried to draw a frog. So today’s doodlewash was an effort to meet that challenge head on, while still keeping in my French theme for August, of course. So meet the Corsican Painted Frog.
I decided to go with a very limited palette as the superhero color, Quinacridone Gold, can make most of the colors in this little guy. After that, I used Burnt Sienna and French Ultramarine Blue. Since he was scaly, I finished him off with a few dots of white goache and voila! Corsican Doodlewashed Frog!
This colorful dude is endemic to Corsica, France, where it is found mainly in the central part of the island. He’s also listed as “near threatened” since his species has been declining over the years. So it seems fitting that he should be the subject of a doodlewash while he’s still around. Poor little guy. Hope he and his friends manage to stick around for awhile. I think I’ll name him Doodle.
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