The Princess and the Frog, Jon Bonebrake (2D)

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  07 July 2008
The Princess and the Frog, Jon Bonebrake (2D)

Title: The Princess and the Frog
Name: Jon Bonebrake
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

I was inspired by the Brothers Grimm tale to create a scene from the "Frog Prince". The princess has been in the fields and forests collecting flowers and putting them in her hair when she came across a large and strange looking frog. I wanted it to be 'in her imagination' more so the frog just looks like a frog and no crown or anything silly.

Painted over the course of about 3 weeks, all in Photoshop using a variety of brushes and textures. Used lots and lots of layers and the original is very large. Hand took me awhile and looked in a little mirror beside my desk a lot. Used a friend as reference for woman's pose. C & C welcome!
  07 July 2008
Very nice work, i like it
Valentina R. Colamartino

  07 July 2008
Stunning work on the fabric, specially the shawl!
Jose Pardo

Massive update to my site, tons of new art!

”I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.”
Roy Batty, replicant.
  07 July 2008
holly~mind-boggling fabric details
good job
  07 July 2008
Nice colours and details, sharp!
  07 July 2008
looks absolutely amazing...

could you explain how you did the fabric? it looks crazy good
  07 July 2008
Thumbs up

wonderful work! i like light and textures! just amazing!
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  07 July 2008
Thank you guys so much for your comments!

Aaron and others who commented on the shawl's textures for example... here's a close-up of the shawl.
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  07 July 2008
Ksenia, thanks for commenting on the lighting. I played with the lighting a lot until I liked it.

Last edited by eidolons : 07 July 2008 at 03:02 PM.
  07 July 2008
Hey, nice to see another fairy tale illustration!
Beautiful portrait, very soft and nice values and excellent textures on the fabric.
I would prefer a more defined background, or at least a "middle"-ground that provides some sort of identifiable shapes and objects. I think with a bit more attention to the backdrop, this could be my favourite this week
  07 July 2008

Beautiful work. The concept, lighting, and rendering are excellent. The only thing I wonder about in terms of crits is the proportion and angle of here hand/arm. Something looks off to me. Otherwise, it is still a great piece. I really like the rendering of her face and hair. Details are really good too!

  07 July 2008
Very beautiful!

you did an awesome job on the lighting and her clothing, and the flowers, and her face looks just beautiful.
i love the mood and all around feel of this painting, it draws me in and makes me want to know the characters.
5 stars from me, good work
  07 July 2008
Good works

The light processing works very well, very picture of comedy
  07 July 2008
Very beautiful picture ! Very strong feeling !
  07 July 2008
Amazing detail! Soft lighting. Very real and you feel drawn into the painting!
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