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October 23, 2010
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HP pstc3100
Date Taken
Nov 19, 2009, 11:30:49 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows


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Old Man Frog by Bonekrishna Old Man Frog by Bonekrishna
Honestly...I think this is one of my best pieces so far!But there is still much room for improvement!Most definitely!

This was a very personal piece, and very pleasurable to do, cuz it is entirely based on the brazilian culture and religions with have such a rich set of characters and images that I had no choice but to at least try my hand with a little illustration. This character is based on one of the most important cultural figure, the old slaves with their knowledge of the spiritual world, their kindness and their humbleness they were called Pretos Velhos, what roughly translate to Old Black Men, but despise the apparently pejorative term they are highly respected and loved as they are normally refereed to as Grampa and Gramma. The reason I decided to portrait him as a frog was to try to better express the mystique wisdom of the Preto Velho, I thought of using a turtle but in my opinion the turtle represents more of a philosophical and educated wisdom while the frog stands for the spiritual kind with all it's mysticism, common in so many different cultures.

Background textures from CG Textures

That's it! Hope you like it! All comments and critiques are more than welcomed!

See ya!
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Old Man Frog by ~Bonekrishna ( Suggested by Ploopie and Featured by KovoWolf )
MaibeMoonWillow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I Love this
y-o-e-s-h Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
omg i showed this to my mom and she wants to get it as a tattoo so im asking for your permission if its okif she does
Bonekrishna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Only if you send me a picture of how it ended up looking like!
y-o-e-s-h Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
well of course
SAFFLEUR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No longer available as print? :(:(
Bonekrishna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
I think I've managed to make it work as a print again, give it a try if you want to!
SAFFLEUR Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I did. Looks like I'm the first. They have to verify quality first. Thank you!
Coolok Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
amazing masterpiece!
FetusFiesta Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! Your wonderful digital artwork has been featured here! Remember to :+fav: the article if you enjoyed so more people can be exposed to your art!
ADFENO Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

Adorei esta obra, principalmente pela forma inusitada que nossa cultura é retratada. Vale ressaltar que como a obra está sob uma licença livre, o observador pode compartilhá-la ou baixá-la, este é um ato que, na minha opinião, merece respeito.

Atenciosamente, ADFENO
Tenha um bom dia.


I love this artwork, mainly because of the unusual way that our culture is portrayed. It is noteworthy that as the work is under a free license, the observer can share and download it, this is an act that, in my opinion, deserves respect.

Best regards, ADFENO
Have a nice day.
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