Hippity, Hoppity (#53): 100 Face Challenge

Could Easter be on its way?! Maybe, now that there’s a frog on the screen. One never knows.   I want to thank my friend Donna at Bay Photos by Donna for a wonderful reference photo of my little amphibian friend.    I’m so inspired by my photographer friends here on WordPress!


This was done with a Derwent drawing pencil, as it was the closest thing around.   I really enjoy drawing with them, love the buttery smoothness, but I wish they erased better. That’s what I love about the Polychromos colored pencil: you can erase almost every color they make, unless it’s really dark. Nice bonus when working in color!

Happy, hoppy Thursday to all! Peace.

43 thoughts on “Hippity, Hoppity (#53): 100 Face Challenge

  1. Quite timely as I’ve been sifting through my disorganized supplies recently looking for a block of carving rubber to make a frog ink stamp with. I can’t help but like “sketchy” frogs. 🙂

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  2. Cuuuute! ❤ I love frogs! I've never even noticed what graphite pencils I have…I've accumulated an odd assortment over the years. I only notice that the high the B value, the harder they are to erase, so I try to stick to drawing with 2-4B, and shading with 5-8B. 🙂

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    1. Boy, I’m glad I went back over the comments – I’d have missed all of yours but the first word that showed up in my viewer thingy, Teresa! This pencil is a Derwent drawing pencil. They’re not graphite; not sure what they are, actually. I like them, but they’re definitely not toned with the letters and numbers like graphite pencils are. I’d say they’re an oil based colored pencil with a thickish lead. But I could be wrong – they could be wax based. Anyway, I think that’s why I’m having trouble erasing them. (Although they say Polychromos are oil-based and I can erase those. Go figure.)

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  3. Hilariously adorable character! I love frogs! Though I once had quite the carry-on with one hopping around behind my computer desk at 2 in the morning, but I feel that’s another story for another time! Your sketch is marvellous, the glint in the eye is perfect.

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