Friday, 28 January 2011

Octopus Limbs - speedpaint challenge

For David Maas's Ask A Biologist speedpaint challenge on Art Evolved, I chose the question, Do octopus limbs grow back?





Though the answer is no, I gave my octopus a few split digits, as though a new tip grew next to a partially severed one. Painted in ArtRage in 30 minutes.  Still learning to speedpaint digitally: I didn't expect the "glitter" setting to make that much texture under the other layers of paint.


Cross-posted on Art Evolved


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Original artwork on The Flying Trilobite Copyright to Glendon Mellow

5 comments:

Morgan Jackson said...

Man, colour me green with envy over your artistic prowess! Couldn't imagine doing this in 30 days never mind 30 minutes!

Glendon Mellow said...

Hey, thanks Morgan!

Jason R said...

I gave my octopus a few split digits, as though a new tip grew next to a partially severed ones

It happens:
http://pinktentacle.com/2008/07/monster-octopi-with-scores-of-extra-tentacles/

Glendon Mellow said...

That's amazing. Thanks for the link, Jason!

Matt said...

Nice one Glendon!

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