Student's painting about Save the Frogs!
Whenever I think of frogs, I think of a family of frogs that help me get an idea of what to draw. More than anything else, I want to protect frogs because there are many endangered species. After I started watching wildlife movies, I started to get a feel for how these animals feel when their homes are destroyed. So I wanted to save our frogs from fear. With this intention, I drew a family of frogs in a pond by the waterfall to show them peace because the sound of the waterfall seems very meditative. I drew this concept on canvas with acrylic and brush pen. The point I'm trying to show in this picture is how peaceful the frogs are and we should be peaceful with them too. In this sense, I want to participate in this contest every year. I think it's a good idea to build one to help animals survive hunting and other threats. If I get a chance, I would like to draw all the animals that need help, such as tigers, snow leopards, sharks, seals, elephants, rhinos, etc. besides frogs.
The pond's ecosystem is the field that interests me next to the painting. Biology class is fun for me. The ecology in biology class made me discover the importance of the natural cycle. No basic level of the ecosystem should be lacking or disappearing. This is because it means the extinction of all ecosystems. In that sense, we must protect frogs from extinction. However, as far as I know, frogs are disappearing for many reasons, such as environmental pollution, climate change, industrial development, and people's lack of awareness. I'm afraid the frog's lovely ribbit sound is going away. So, I wanted to participate in this contest to express how lovely and precious frogs are. Introducing it in a funnier form and laughing, I hope we realize the seriousness of this and protect the frog. In that sense, I put a frog in the Mona Lisa and made my own "Froglisa." I hope our precious frogs, like Mona Lisa, can make a happy earth.
Most of all, I was impressed by how the frog lays eggs and cares for them, just as a mother takes care of her baby. So, I drew a mother frog that lays and raises eggs and a well-bred son frog. We believe that loving all life is the way to protect nature. I hope frogs worldwide will lay many eggs, grow like tadpoles, reproduce well, and live happily. And I drew this wish with watercolor paint. Thank you for allowing me to express my love for frogs through this contest.
When I drew my own big frog through the Save the Frogs contest, I was grateful that I could learn about the frog's skin, movement, and surrounding habitant by describing it. First of all, I found out about the Save the Frogs competition through the Internet. The content emphasized on this site is what I usually think about together. Also, the pictures of past contest winners and contestants featured on the site were very impressive to me. And seeing this, I thought that I would like to participate in the contest, so I prepared a picture. I drew the frog and its surroundings as I imagined them with watercolor paints on a piece of paper that was 14 inches wide and 11 inches long. The frog in my head is an independent animal that jumps and searches for its own food. I drew it larger than the surrounding pond because I wanted to emphasize this strong independent energy. I feel very sad that frogs with such vibrant and strong life energy are going extinct. So I want these frogs not to disappear, but to live as a part of nature and live as vibrantly as in my paintings. In this sense, I want to protect frogs together by continuing to participate in this contest. I think this is also the way to love and protect not only frogs but also the nature around us. I hope my little heart and practice will help protect lovely frogs.
drew a small pond where those frogs can live happily. And I painted the background green, which symbolizes nature. Like my brother, I drew with watercolor paints. As I drew this happy frog in the pond, I thought that frogs are part of nature and that I should protect these frogs. I was happy and elated while preparing for this competition. Please let's help our frogs live happily in nature by thinking about and protecting nature more.
Myungja Anna Koh