Today's card is a bit of fun for someone special. This can be used as a Valentine's card, or simply as a birthday card. Whoever you give it to, it is sure to illicit a smile from the recipient. I chose to show step by step how to draw this simple figure, as I think this would also be a very fun card to do with the little ones. This card was inspired by a photo I discovered on Pinterest.
I start by folding an A4 cardboard in half to form a card.
I then cut a sheet of watercolour paper to fit on top of the card.
I wet my watercolour pans by dripping water on them. These pans become very difficult to work with when they dry out too much. For this reason I wet all of the colours and not only the ones I will be using for this project.
I was my background in graded blue and wait for it to dry.
The top of the frog's mouth reminds me of Napoleon's hat.
The bottom of his mouth is a semicircle.
I add the eyes and draw the pupils at the same time.
I then draw a massive heart.
I draw four fingers holding the heart on both sides.
I then paint the heart bright red.
I paint the frog a luminous green.
The pupils are painted black, but I leave a white dot in each to create the illusion of wetness in the eyes, which makes them seem alive.
The next step is optional, but I opted to outline the drawing in black ink.
I added the wording as it was in the original picture on Pinterest, as this appealed to me.
I then apply double-sided tape to the back of the painting with which to attach it to the card.
Now we just need to add a couple of fun elements.
A bit of bling tape adds sparkle to the card.
Two wooden red hearts reinforces the message of love.
The finished card.
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