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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 )
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MisterBug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's funny!
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MaibeMoonWillow Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I Love this
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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
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Bonekrishna Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Only if you send me a picture of how it ended up looking like!
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y-o-e-s-h Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
well of course
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SAFFLEUR Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No longer available as print? :(:(
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Bonekrishna Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think I've managed to make it work as a print again, give it a try if you want to!
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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!
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Coolok Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
amazing masterpiece!
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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!
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ADFENO Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
[PT-BR]

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.

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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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skurshecia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CARAMBA!!!! Incrível! Muito bom mesmo!!! :iconlawooplz:
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Neil-Macleod Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome !! great work :)
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Abarore Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
EXELENTE TRABAJO.
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on DD. Well deserwed
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Nebride7 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Love it!
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SwanLullaby Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome artwork!
Excellent job on the skin and shading :)
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:iconedaherz:
EdaHerz Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Awesome!! Congrats on the DD!! :)
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MissyGainer Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your artwork is excellent. You are a very talented artist. :squee:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
Wow! This is great!
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:iconlonacc:
Lonacc Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! I love your style ;D
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DeMyXrOcKz Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Though I always had somewhat of a dislike of frogs, This is an amazing picture, no matter what animal it is!
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jacksonsrus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   Photographer
Superb,You derserve all the compliments you get for this.
and congratulations on the DD its well deserved
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Sarahharas07 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so nice, great character :heart:
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ForestDwellerHouses Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work and congrat on the DD!
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HallowedShell Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Love the image. You've created a frog with character.
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:iconjafhar:
Jafhar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Draw me an alpaca!
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Jafhar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh yeah this one's cool too.
Nice face he got there.
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Dscapades Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! DD deserved most heartily! 8D *faves this beautiful thing*
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Nirv91 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this! 8D
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ChristianKolle Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe at somepoint you should create a turtle as well.

That is astounding I personally thought you were Variating on a version of Toad or Mr. Toad.
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LtAngemon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Nice.
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Kotrebo Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember smokin with this guy :iconsmokeplz:
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shannon93 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
i adore frogs!!!!
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Gloingirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
FTW!!!
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darkestdays17200 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!!
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NestorG2020 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it!
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britts-demesne Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope he doesn't run into old man Stork - that old bastard still remembers making a meal out of Frog and getting the chokehold instead. *See those old yet infamous shirts that have the phrase "Never Give Up" on them. It has a frog in a storks mouth and it's hands are around the storks throat.*
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Tosie-jay Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Total WOW!!! i would love to have this up on my wall, definitely!! beautiful work :love:
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bachelorfrogplz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Grandpa?!
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AmedaN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love this piece of art! So detailed and vibrant! Amazing!
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MondaysRaptor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Good grief this is incredible :heart:
The shading looks pretty much spot-on. I really envy your talent!
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eas89 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so symphatetic :D I have a soft spot for themes like this, but really good work. I how you have painted this picture, your touch is very accurate and the piece has nice volyme.
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IvyHeartDesigns Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is just wonderful! :heart:
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glvonriesen Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From one frog to another Rib-bit

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MissM2204 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
love it <3
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tudiestudio Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You really are an Illustrator... with a very big 'I'!
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
ooh cool. this reminds me of a childhood book I used to have...
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AskSabertooth Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a wild boss frog appeared.
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CorusTenebrae Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
great work :clap:
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