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Frog Princess by minties Frog Princess by minties
"The prince went on a quest to find a way to turn his beloved handmaiden back into a human being. His search lasted for one year and a day!

Finally he told his tale to an aged wizard in a distant kingdom; the wizard went to a small wooden box and opened it. Inside the box was a ring, the wizard explained that the spell was too strong to turn the handmaiden back into a human being but with this ring she could leave the lake without dying, but she would have to return to the lake every full-moon since the lake needed the life force of a naiad.

The prince thanked the wizard and rode home to his beloved, and soon they were wed. Soon after, the prince vowed to hunt down the one who turned his handmaiden into a naiad, the princess who transformed the handmaiden into a naiad became very nervous and scared. The princess was afraid to be found out! And one night under the cover of darkness rode out to the witches’ home.

The princess told the witch what had happened and that the prince was now questioning those in the kingdom.

The witch, being no fool, knew that the prince might question the princess and tell the prince that it was the witch who poured the potion into the lake!

The princess begged the witch for help and the witch told the princess she would help her solve her problems forever, the witch grabbed a small green bottle and splashed the contents onto the princess, almost instantly the princess became small and resembled that of frog princess from fairytales!

The witch told the ribbiting frog princess that she would live out her days in a pond deep in the enchanted forest. The witch conjured a golden lily pad so that the frog princess would rule over the other frogs and other water creatures, for this would now be her kingdom for a very long time. The witch told the princess that she would have to catch and eat insects in order to survive, but since the princess was now enchanted the insects would taste like fine candies and pastries!

The witch even conjured a golden headband as well, to mark her as a frog princess! The witch did give the princess a warning, if she choose to do so, the princess could break the golden headband and become a real frog!

The witch stole the princess's horse and gold purse and rode away never to be seen again!

Years passed, the princess waited and waited for a prince to come and kiss her and break her enchantment, but no prince came. So one night by a full-moon she broke the headband and was instantly transformed into a real frog and croaked her sorrow at the full-moon as the other frogs joined her."

~ Story by Phil Velasquez

This story is part of the Lake Naiad: [link]

Thanks for any comments, faves and critiques! I read them all but can't reply to each and every one. As for Llama badges i still don't know what their for! But thanks anyways. I may upload a wallpaper size if anyone is interested.

- Photoshop CS4
- Painter X just for frog stripe markings
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Gamerz31w Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I have request for you
alithking Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016
Great artwork, congratulations! Clap Love :D (Big Grin) 
KelcyMM Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Student Photographer
Love this!
tadpolesculptures Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love how real the environment looks!
Deviouspaper Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome! I love the lighting and the water. Looks gorgeous.
05jstone Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Alonbok77 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, great job on color and shading. A great piece.
LAdolphingirl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
Stunning work on the  pose and coloring!~
CageyFoxCat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
....... I'm wortless. It's awesome!
steviewonder1125 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
harleyluv Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
So this is how Prince Naveen must've seen Tiana, Lolz!
Either way, beautiful picture
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Writer
Very, *very* well done. I love the emotion you've put into this, it's very pervasive, not just confined to the character like you so often see in pieces like this; the whole atmosphere is affected by her mood.
Not to mention you've transformed her and retained the attractiveness of a human girl. Way to go!
God-bless-you-all Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow...absolutely beautiful :heart:
HardToffee Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
what a beautiful character...Perfect image.
xSushixMentalistx Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours and the attention to detail you've included in this piece. The water looks beautiful and so serene. It's wonderful! This must've taken days to complete, you have worked so hard on it.

Well done!
gamh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
Very good illustration.
patricitia432 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Artist
my lil brother saw this.............................i don't think he will ever be the same

anyway i like it though
chesterbug92 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
This piece is really really neat.
AsetNuit Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Very pretty!
treefrogartist Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Wow i like the story
Equista Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Such a different idea! Stunned!
kara5521 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Its beautifull !
Maximum-Olympian13 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
trixiebell26 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
This is beautiful. The background really resonates with the sorrow in her expression.
oestyles Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Absolutely beautiful work, there!
Zuvich Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Exelente, me deja sin palabras, el personaje, el ambiente todo es exelente...
Lazy03Moron Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is adorable, deeply :heart:
ebonydragon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! Love the colors and the soft atmosphere.
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, beautiful, I didn't know this story. The illustration is lovely, too.
AdamLambertCrazyFan Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010   Photographer
This is so well done! I love the stripes and stuff! This must have taken forever!

Anyone know where I can find something like this only male?
My friend REALLY wants a pic of one and I wanna give it to him for his birthday. ((He loves frogs))
mollynprecious Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
very cool . . great job
mhowley01 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Your craft is really nice on this. Everything is very soft and delicate. As for color, I would have liked to have seen some more greens or blue-greens in the back and middle grounds.

great imagination
minties Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
Thanks for the suggestion!
the-perfect-drug Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
As always, your painting style amazes me! I love the moss on the branches and the leaves for some reason, I guess the texture just draws me in.
AlexanderDario Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Nice story...And beautiful picture for it!!
FritziFaust Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I love the shading and design.
Vogel12 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
KiomyNightmare Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow who knew a frog girl could be pretty :0 Love the bg The colors are very nice ^^ Awesome as always minties C:
KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
Beautiful artwork and nice little fairytale! Personally I wouldn't have broken the headband (only thing worse than being a humanoid frog is being a real frog, lol)
HatakeHinata Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
I love your work. Pure and Simple I love it.
Eternal-41269 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece of artwork.
Reflective-Sentinal Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool Story...

I like it.

the prince probably got distracted by butterflies...

stupid prince
melissathepainter Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Student General Artist
Gorgeous background!
khaamar Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice representation and the colors are beautiful!
Merman1234 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
I like how she is posed on her pad, with the headband in her hand and deciding what her final fate should be.
Good expression to on her face, perhaps resigned to the fact that no prince will come and break the spell placed on her, and probably regretting the day she poured the potion into the lake transforming the handmaiden into a naiad.
Love the atmosphere that is protrayed here in the pond, along with the red heart shape petals on the pad. That was a fine idea of yours.
you have my thumbs up approval! :) Hope to commission you once again.
tikeo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
The picture really goes well with story.
vamp-kitty-meow Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
i like it :)
ZowieBlaze Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010   Digital Artist
Oh. Wow. :O Like... She's so pretty. And So froggy... And Wow.
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