Here is a Spring Peeper I drew for my mom shortly before I drew the Fowler's Toad. I believe this one was for her birthday while I was in college:
Once again, it seems unfinished to me now, although I thought it was pretty good then. I still like his expression though. My mom's obsession with frogs is what originally gave me the idea for the 2011 Southern Exposure Seed Exchange cover. I had been trying to think of what could follow the gnomes of the year before and I was visiting my mom where I was surrounded by frog decorations of all kinds. The two just came together in my head as toads protecting the garden from bugs and insect pests. Of course.