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Concrete Frog by ursulav Concrete Frog by ursulav
Everybody probably knows by now that I like concrete. Cracked and crumbled concrete textures make me all giddy and giggly and inclined to twitch. I wish there was a way to visit downtown Detroit without fear for my life, but hey, them's the breaks.

Previously, my love affair with concrete has always been a digital one. But t'other day, somewhat at random, I decided to try getting some background textures by breaking the rules of how one is supposed to apply gesso (sand between coats, my ass!) and got something that looked a good bit like concrete. This excited me to no end. So I did what I always do when faced with a cool texture--I put a chameleon frog on it. 'Cos you can hardly ever go wrong with a frog.

I have a feeling more concrete frogs may be forthcoming, or similiar beasts, since there are currently three canvas/boards in various stages of being concreted lying strewn about my studio floor.
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FarCryFromMyself Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
breathtaking
amazing skills, seriously
i LOVE it
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CaptainBoneDaddy Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
A true master of mimikri
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Heiko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
how, how do you make such beautiful textures!

I'm guessing but it looks like you've built up layer washes and pulled back and scrapped some of the darker colours back?
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Heiko Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
I'm going to have to try that, in fact I have teeny tiny pieces of canvas board that someone gave me for no apparent reason who will love being concreated. thanks again.
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ursulav Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
Ah...I think it was puddled layers of very wet acrylic, yeah. Don't think I did much scraping, but a lot of random blotting with crumpled paper towels.
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LFalco Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2005
Wow, for all your lightheartedness, you are really an amazing painter!
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sesquipedalian Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
:faint:

I love your frogs, but this is icing on the cake. :+fav:
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Queen-Frog Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2004
froggie... sry.. i luv frogs!

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*favs*
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AzUkiii Featured By Owner May 22, 2004
love it !! and I really like that little anarchy sign ! very nice.. ;) keep on with thw good work.. your very very talented.
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cosmicbound Featured By Owner May 21, 2004
Amazing!
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