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Frog Eyes

Sketch of Red Legged Frog

Red Legged Frog

Another Ben Hame sketch.  Being snowbound is a luxury for anyone with a sketchpad and a fistful of pencils.  My original intent was to sketch from my own photo references, but the combination of the all-pervasive light reflecting from snow everywhere, plus my Oregon light-starved eyes, made it impossible to see the laptop screen well enough.  The solution: magazines and books and still life.  This froggy was featured in (I think this is right) a Nature Conservancy magazine article about my own Willamette Valley!  When asked to name the frog, Henry, age 2.5, didn’t even blink before responding, “Frog Eyes”.