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Dec 29, 2012 | 12:51 AM EST
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Illustration
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1600 x 1105 px
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2.1 mb
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space
octopus
planets
stars

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For a special lady.

22x15 watercolor + pens/markers

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ToastedToastyToastToastedToastyToast

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Alright. Here comes my review now motherfucka, just as promised. Buckle up and grab a snack for the journey, it's going to be a long one.

This is incomprehensibly better than anything (non-digital) I could ever make. The ink/lineart alone is probably better than I could do, with the perspective and shading. The coloring is beautiful, I was really caught off guard in that respect because I knew you could make some pretty good paintings but this was absolutely amazing, I was gobsmacked by the blend of colors in this, even more so with the two different apparent blends used for the octopus and the space background. The colors seem to be on inverted sides of the spectrum, which usually clashes when mixed into the same color scheme. But somehow it worked really well, especially considering the rainbow like colours of the squid. What also seems pretty cool is the sense of lighting comes more from the color contrast than it does from the contrast in light and dark.

The overall concept is really cool and very cute seeming, it's like something out of a strange fantasy universe. I have always found squids and octopuses to be cute yet enigmatic creatures, they have a very strange biological side and yet a lot of species are such huge, strong and even ferocious creatures. There generally shrouded in a lot of mystery and confusion because we have had such little chance to study or learn much about them. Going of subject a little there sorry. I have always loved space images, pictures of space are very hypnotic and pretty. You did a great job on the star constellations and the background. The colors are perfect and it makes it look really mystical and pretty, it kinda feeds into the fantasy of the image.

On top of this the concept seems to play out in ways which could create a pretty cool story, or even represent some deeper more subconscious meaning. I could go on and on and on (And on and on) about the different stories and meanings hidden behind this. But having been on the TCB forum, having access to the life section and all your diary threads, I know the bottom line to the meaning and purpose of this image :) She's one lucky lady. Also I have to ask, but did you just use ink and watercolor? Because I sense from some details that you may have used other things for a few small details here and there.

So to sum things up. Awesome shit man 5/5, voted up and favorited.


Littleluckylink responds:

Thank you very much. You actually did point out some things I didn't really register in my own head, mainly with how the contrast works. Also, heh, nope, just watercolor and ink. Thank you very much once again!


LadyIshtar17LadyIshtar17

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your work never ceases to amaze me!



MCPZRMCPZR

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This looks spectacular!


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xoxoMasterxoxoMaster

Rated 5 / 5 stars

help! I wrapped octopus!



DoubleSixDoubleSix

Rated 4 / 5 stars

When I first saw this (as the reduced image when it loaded) I thought it was an octopus tattoo sampled over a background.

Amazing, Love the colours.