On with the frog now, after the creepy spiders and roaches.
Although the creepers look very good indeed, there were also requests for some “nicer” animals.
In particular by my wife, who thought a frog would be a fine addition.
The Blue Chicken
I went for a small blue rain forest frog about 2 1/2 cm (1 inch) long. Which turned out horrible… it looked like a diminished version off a blue baked chicken. See for yourself…
It’s actually not really worth putting it up either, but I still wanted it to appear in order to encourage all the people thinking “oh, how come he can just paint this way?” Getting to what’s on display always produces pieces turning out crappy, which are therefore usually hidden from the public.
If you think stone painting is a great thing, just give it a try and don’t give up if it looks like a blue chicken.
Kiss Me, I’m a Prince
As you can see, frog number two is already a step further.
Although there still may be room for some improvement. For example did I choose a stone that’s slightly too uneven, which I at first thought would help with the amphibious surface of the frog’s skin.
To me this surface looks weird on the frog’s legs or the rim of the silhouette, where the coarseness shouldn’t be that large and uniform if it were a real animal. But then that’s maybe just me and my perfectionism.
Stone size is approximately 25 cm in diameter (10 inches), the frog is roughly 4cm (about 1.5 inches)
Anyway, that was enough with frogs, so I moved back on to the lizards.