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Octomaiden
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Published: August 21, 2013
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A personal artpiece.
I have always hated my old octomaiden painting which I painted 8 months ago ( fav.me/d5nkin7 ) and suddenly decided to redo the octomaiden concept and make a much cooler this time around to do the awesomeness of the race justice. It was also a big big test to see how far I had gotten with my art since then. I wanted to compare and check my improvement, and honestly, I am quite stunned hehe xD.

hope you like!
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carrie-lou's avatar
carrie-lou|Hobbyist General Artist
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oO-Monkey-Oo's avatar
Awesome work!
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aodemir's avatar
Lovely depth and lighting, grats :)
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GViktoria's avatar
Oh God, I LOVE this, you use perfect colors. really good one!
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Deuceuk95's avatar
looking at this and your old one, youve progressed remarkably in 8 months!
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Myrmirada's avatar
Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Wan-Yie's avatar
Haha, stunning as always. :)
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Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
^-^ thankss
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angi-pants|Professional Digital Artist
this is painted beautifully, i love how u transition to more & less detail and the design of the octomaiden is really cool! :D fantastic job! 
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Myrmirada's avatar
Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
hehe :D control of detail is important in an image ^^
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wisnutan|Professional Digital Artist
damn cool....like it^ ^
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shinywen's avatar
Fantastic
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gkrit's avatar
i love the subtle colour gradients. u have a nice style
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Myrmirada's avatar
Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D
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Emerson-Fialho|Professional Artist
Wow!!! Awesome!
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SoulcolorsArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed you can see you've learned a lot, all the tentacles look like they belong there, it looks great. Your link doesn't take me to the old work, so I searched myself lol. What I like about the old work is the light :)
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Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
Oh stupid brackets >;o Thanks for pointing that out! It should work now :D
The old one has very unrealistic light, even though it's more dreamy I didn't like it hehe xD 
Thanks <3 
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SoulcolorsArt|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Graag gedaan :D
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twilight-girl22|Hobbyist General Artist
That's really awesome!!! :O
What type of graphic tablet do you use? (I ask this because I want to buy a graphic tablet but I don't know which to choose ^^)
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Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
Hey :D Thanks! ^^

About the tablets;
It depends on what you're looking for. If you don't have a tablet yet I suggest you start out with either a bamboo or intuos by Wacom, they're good tablets and not too expansive and many professional artists work on an on-the-table tablet. 

I however use a Cintiq 21 UX DTK. It's fancy but it's also very expensive, and if you don't have the money to spend on such an expansive tablet but do wish to use a tablet with a screen in it for personal preferences, you can either opt for a smaller cintiq (which is still expansive) or go for a Yiynova msp19u. This is like 90% cintiq for 1/4th to 1/3rd of the price so I'd say that's a pretty neat deal. I've heard good things about it :) haven't tried it myself yet though. 
I hope that helps with your tablet search! 

Also, if you're really serious about art, then be sure to spend it wisely and see it as an investment in your future ^^ Choose whichever tablet suits you best :) 
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twilight-girl22|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)

Thank you very much for your advices, it's really nice. At first, I wanted to buy a Cintiq 13HD, but I found it a bit expensive.... However, I think that if I invested a little more money, I could have an optimal quality... And I never used a graphic tablet sooo I don't know if I should try, at first, a less expensive tablet (a Bamboo for example). However, if I'm getting used to working with a tablet like a Bamboo and after that I buy a Cintiq, will I have more trouble to getting used with this one? It's mostly what makes me hesitate on my choice...
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Myrmirada|Professional Digital Artist
Nah, switching tablets isn't that troublesome.
Especially when you go from an on the table tablet like a bamboo or intuos to a tablet with an inbuilt screen like a cintiq or a yiynova, because they're so different.
The other way around may prove to be a little bit difficult because for a tablet with a screen you can use your hand position for coordination of brush strokes, but with a tablet without a screen you won't see your hand and thus can't use that to plan out strokes. Your coordination may be a little bit off. 

But worry not, getting used to a tablet without a screen will take up to a week at most if you draw a lot, and with both you can make artwork that is just as awesome as when its made on the other. 
It's not like having a screen in your tablet will make you paint better :)
I used to work on a wacom graphire 4 for many years before getting my cintiq and had 0 trouble. 

As for considering a tablet with a screen, I really suggest you really look into the yiynova msp19u because it could save you a lot of money. 
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I adore this piece so much! :heart:
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