Maybe one of my best received OCs I've made. Looking through last year's uploads, seeing her, I just wanted to make another one. Now she also has an actual (cheesy) name, Nautila.
Just playing some Bubblefish.
To think she actually dates back to a sketch at least as early as mid 2017. Her first painting All for Nautilus
only arriving in 2018. It was just one of those ideas floating around I just had to make, not having seen any other Nautilus crossover attempt like this. So a bit of chance to be the first eh? At least to my knowledge.
Anyhow, I wanted to make her again but with a bit more motion in her image. It's different making a pose when most of the body is shell. At least there's plenty of tentacles to wiggle around.
Tried painting this a bit in the recent Applejack's style, altho the subject change had me resorting to slight adjustments. But that's the challenge that needs to happen at some point when making stuff in any style consistently.
Approx Time: 4,5 hours