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ACEO - Grumpy Fish

By ursulav
I like ACEOs as a format, but I cannot possibly draw that small. My fingers are not fat, but they are fumbly, and working in such a teeny tiny space makes my eyes twirl in opposite directions.

But I'm not bad with an exacto knife and gel medium, and I have a GREAT printer. So I'm fooling with some ACEOs made via collage. (The fish was painted digitally, printed out, glued onto heavy illustration board and cut out, so it's got a neat 3-D effect on the final.)

Original is for sale--I have no idea what to list these for, so I'm ebaying it--and I think I'll be offering a limited edition of 8 prints at ACEO size, again, price to be determined, but probably not very much. I just like the size. It's so wee! It allows for such straightforward imagery! It would fit into such a nice little slot at cons!

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WaterlightFading's avatar
say, what does ACEO stand for? :3
crunchfarm's avatar
This reminds me of my grandfather......
emcityturtle's avatar
This is really cool, I like how it's a random sort of thing (out of context if nothing else). I dig it.
Very cool. I checked the Ebay link, but it's gone. Are the cards all gone too?
ZombieLady's avatar
but why is he grumpy? o3o
Haruka--chan's avatar
That's cool! I like it! ^^
NummyBear's avatar
laureloo's avatar
Anything with fish is automatically wonderful. This is ten times the awesome.
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BAMillustration's avatar
Something about this makes me want to name a band "It Was A Grumpy Sort of Fish" and use this as a poster.
nataszek's avatar
it's great but why so smaaaaal ? :/
NiteWolfAngel's avatar
Ive never heard of an ACEO and had to google it. I find the concept amazing. I think knowing what it is and how it works completely changes my thoughts on seeing this piece now. When you said small, I dont think it occured to me THAT SMALL. What a wonderful piece, as all your works are. I agree... too bad this wasnt bigger. Would have been tempted to make it a hanging at my new apartment. Seems like one of those conversational kind of works.
HJSoulma's avatar
He's such a cuddly wittwe grump. n___n
martinhoulden's avatar
one of your best =)
Twain28's avatar
...even in mignon series, you still rock!
Grinning-Oni's avatar
Love this one, I only wish it was bigger.
lesumai's avatar
Is that a quote from something?
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dimensionten's avatar
Ocean pouts are grumpier. : D
[link] (Googled, but my biologist friend probably knows even grumpier fish than I do)
Rhinano's avatar
I love it, the fish is perfect! :sushi:
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