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art - teuthoidea

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By digifox   |   
Published: January 2, 2004
© 2004 - 2020 digifox
This came from a doodle I did while trying to come up with ideas for something else.


I have a great love for octopods. (And yet I find spiders, and all their eights, terrifying.)


tools: Illustrator CS, Wacom tablet
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600x1200px 26.97 KB
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danyspy's avatar
i like your work its amazing
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squito Interface Designer
Ooh...I love spiders....now you should do either a cuttlefish or a sea jelly
bluemeanie's avatar
aww it's very cute. i love the simplicity.
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I'm a great fan of the squishy, tentacled ones as well..tho I adore spiders as well, as long as they're not one of those horrific desert varieties.

Cuttlefish and Nautilis are frequently overlooked cephalopods, yet they have such style n grace!
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aaliguasse Writer
ooo... aaahh... cough cough pardon me.
The tentacles of DOOM! BWAhahhahahahHAHahahah...
ah- ha, ha...
Very clean, sharp lines and it fills me with dread.
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rathergreen Traditional Artist
it reminds me of an edward gorey illustration, with the curly tentacles, the simple-but-slightly-menacing expression, plus the text caption, "the many tentacled one." i looove it -- octopus (is that the plural form?) are so interesting.
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Thank you so much for your comments on my octopods. Being compared to Gorey is always a delight. I'm too flattered!
josephR's avatar
beautiful i love the black on white, simple feel of it, very effective in terms of the tentacles and the lay out i love it what else could i say that has not been said already well played.
revolutionmethod's avatar
Very creepy looking but just freakin' cool at the same time.
I also love the typography and the border, whole series is good but this is my favourite.
strangeweather's avatar
These get better and better, but maybe I've seen them in the wrong order.
This must be the one I like the most. Feels and looks like an ancient highly
intelligent evil.
immanuel's avatar
It is like from a cover of a Lovecraft novel... I like!
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I too love aquatic creatures such as these-- such grace and flow they have. I also love spiders and all kinds of insects- Josh is like you tho-- he does NOT like spiders! The borders you created for this series works perfectly -- marvelous job =)
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mooncalfeProfessional Artist
ooh, i'm always up for pictures of squids... and this is a particularly lovely one. love the little evil, squinty eyes.

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very awesome indeed.
squid..i am allergic to...to eat it i think.
im allergic to shellfish..isn't a squid shellfish?? :O
no matter..this is awesome.
i love the lines and the spirals...and the border is an awesome added effect.

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this is great! it's such a great style, dark and curved, like it's drawn in ink with a calligraphy pen :) i love how it doesn't have to be all huge and action-ified (if you get what i mean) to look good :) great work!
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YES YES YES YES YES @%(* !_#%)(

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i'd say it's minimally menacing, or rather menacing without being too over the top.
i like the pose it's in, that one tenticle on the right side looks as though its about to spring into action or something.
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twilightofferings Traditional Artist
simply wonderful!
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Thank you so much! (Thank you twice, actually!)
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ajdHobbyist General Artist
cool. the curls are very cool... remind of that style nightmare before christmas was in. that dark cartoon stuff. very good.
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Yes, I do love Burton's style. Thank you!
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