Bad Art I Am Compelled To Share

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Corporate Toad

This whole thing started as a weird little doodle I did while waiting for my toast to pop up. (Did you notice the coffee stain?) It was one of those doodles where you put a bunch of random dots on a piece of paper and then connect the dots and see what it looks like. My random sketch looked like a big toad mouth and my toast wasn’t done yet, so I added some other stuff. I ended up liking it so much I decided to redo it as a watercolor and here is the result.
Here’s some bonus trivia about this watercolor; I painted it while I was naked. I just finished more yard work. (UGH!) When I finished with the yard and came in, a load of laundry was going; I didn’t feel like fighting for the hot water. I knew I would have about an hour so, I took of my filthy clothes, put a towel on the fool and started painting. I didn’t set out to paint naked but I liked it! It felt so bohemian. I think everyone should try it.

Do you ever paint naked? Do you want to leave me some love?


  • Did you end up having your toast, or did you become too distracted?

    word verification: feeki
    Kind of how I feel about painting naked. I'm not sure if that's good or bad.

    By Blogger Brian the Mennonite, at 21:01  

  • Frogs! Did I tell you that I adora frogs? I have a progatonist frog called nimmo :)

    And paint nekkid? Me? We're asians, we dont do such things :P

    By Blogger marina, at 01:55  

  • From Corporate toad to naked chef and artist in one easy step... and no I've not tried painting naked... I cover up more than usual as I tend to get paint all over myself...


    By Blogger Caroline, at 05:19  

  • hahaha funny, cant say i have ever painted naked but im glad you enjoyed it!

    By Blogger thesecondnun, at 05:50  

  • The toad is great but we gota talk about this oversharing.


    By Blogger scarecrow, at 06:18  

  • nice work. i've painted in my boxers many times but never nekid. *love*

    By Blogger cornpone, at 06:48  

  • Painting naked?? The thought haven't even crossed my mind! Maybe I should give it a go... only I do have many windows in my apartment... hmm...

    I love the corporate toad! I have some food for him, if he ever runs out ;)

    Also, connect the dots sounds like a fun way to create a painting - now *that* I will have to try!

    Lots of love, as always! Give my best to the toad!

    By Anonymous carra, at 07:36  

  • ha! nakedness is awesome!! that is how it was meant to be... Eating naked is cool too, just make sure it's something cold...LOL
    I also like being naked in the the rhcp song.... toad... maybe you should paint naked more often...jijiji



    By Blogger (¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯), at 07:58  

  • I love your corporate toad painting. never tried painting naked. my husband would pounce on me and I wouldn't get anything done (painting-wise)

    By Blogger Jaimie, at 10:19  

  • Naked? Only when I don't wear clothes.... Nice big toad. :)
    LOVE TO THE UNK! *teehee*

    By Blogger merlinprincesse, at 11:03  

  • BTW you havent been around my bad bad man! dont you understand I dont have any friends? jajaja J/K... come visit me! love

    By Blogger (¯'·._.·[ (DÅNÏˣϯ|¯Ä) ]·._.·´¯), at 11:17  

  • This is a delightfully witty illustration, and it's made all the better by your bonus trivia.

    Me? Paint naked? The world may never know.

    By Blogger Cindy, at 15:34  

  • You do realize we have now all painted a visual image of this event in our minds? Love

    By Blogger Janet, at 15:42  

  • brian the mennonite: I had the toast right after I finished the doodle. Then it took me three days to complete the painted picture. I started it, didn't like how it was going and put it away for a day. Then did a little more, didn't like it and put it away again. Then after the yard work I just went for it and started slapping paint on the darn thing. For the most part I like the way it turned out.

    marina: A protaganist frog??
    "We're asians"? What does that have to do with painting nekkid? :-)

    caroline: Ha! :-)
    What's the deal? No one paints naked? I thought all you artist types were free loving, beatniks??

    thesecondnun: Thanks and why not? :-)

    scarecrow: And if you ever saw me naked it would be oversharing. BWhahahahahahahahaha... ahem.
    I guarentee to never post real photos of me naked. :-)

    cornpone: Close. :-)

    carra: Heh, heh. Yeah, I had to close all the blinds.
    Food! LOL!
    Thanks. :-)

    daniela: At last someone who wants to be naked! :-P
    I would probably lose the 15 extra pounds I'm carrying around if I did more things naked. :-)

    jaimie: Thanks.
    Ha! How sweet. :-)

    merlinprincesse: I'm naked all the time under my clothes. :-P

    daniela: I know. I keep telling everyone I'm 60% evil but no one believes me. Maybe I need a spanking. :-)

    cindy: Thanks and thanks.
    Ha! :-)

    janet: Really? Ha! Am I not beautiful? :-P

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 15:43  

  • Nice corporate frog. Never really thought about a frog in a corporate environment, I'll need to look around tomorrow and see if I see any in the halls.

    Can't say I've ever drawn in the nude. I'm not sure who would be more bothered, my wife or kids. Maybe an upcoming IF topic will be fitting for this feat.

    By Blogger Lou, at 18:31  

  • i love this! reminds me of wind in the willows somehow. nostalgic, but with a modern edge. classic. love

    By Blogger transience, at 02:41  

  • I gamble naked. Make of that what you wish, be careful of the warts from the toad.

    By Anonymous Detlef, at 01:35  

  • lou: Hmm... better watch your back. :-)
    How about shirtless or pantless.

    transience: Ha! Thanks. :-)

    detlef: Naked craps just sounds wrong. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 16:23  

  • I never paint naked because I use an exacto knife quite a bit in my work and that could get dangerous, love. This is one of my favorite drawings of yours! Really great, love!

    By Blogger ValGalArt, at 13:43  

  • I paint naked quite often, it's awesome, I am very glad you dicovered it.

    Dig the drawing. I think that frog looks like a boss I had. So it must be evil.

    By Anonymous Sea Angel, at 07:08  

  • valgalart: EEK! That would be dangerous!
    Thanks Love. (blush) :-)

    sea angel: Fianlly! I was starting to worry I was the only naked artist. :-p
    Thanks. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 10:19  

  • Paint Naked! Hahahah.

    Well, you could actually paint a nude you know. Get a mirror!

    But this corporate toad image is a classic!

    By Blogger Chuang Shyue Chou, at 23:51  

  • chuang shyue chou: Look at myself naked?! EWWW. :-)

    By Blogger The Unknown, at 14:39  

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