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I'm posting something :omfg:

I'm at my mother's house at the moment and she has a camera, so I brought with me some of my smaller paintings (not too comfortable to carry them on a bus though).

This is an oil on board and it's 35X50cm.

I didn't use any photo reference for this, so that purple thing doesn't exactly look like a real octopus as you can see. It kinda looks like the thing from Alien.

And I still haven't decided if I'm going to paint some eyes on it...
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0Hamster0 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
I don't know why, but the octopus makes me think of bad hair days :thumbsup:
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:iconfixmeknow:
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner May 27, 2009
You did an amazing job! I love the little purple fella!
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's vurry purrty. :lol:
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:iconorafaerygirl:
orafaerygirl Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic job on this :)
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xqz-moi Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
YAY LAURA ART!

I missed your work. Honestly, they never cease to amaze me. This is gorgeous!
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State-of-Denial Featured By Owner May 3, 2009
Omg octopus :iconsquidyayplz:
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
:D
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:iconbiz3:
biz3 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Aw, that looks like such a nice and relaxed moment. =P
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Sindae Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
This is great, your use of light and colour never ceases to amaze me. You've managed to impart such a dreamlike quality to this, I don't think it matters if the octopus looks real or not.
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ovengloves Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
So that's where the Octothing came from.
What does `Navagon have to do with it though?
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:iconozplasmic:
ozplasmic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Super wonderful stuff!
:clap:
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CSnyder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
this really is lovely my friend
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paleypeach Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
It does look like an octopus, Laura! And I think it works well either way with or without eyes.. There's always something very refreshing about your paintings, it's very inspiring.
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Thebuild Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I think it looks like an octopus, with or without eyes. I kind of like it the way you've done it, you've given it a more mysterious look and your own style and feel (really fits in well with your last deviations when you posted up your own sea creatures).

I especially like the details you use to create an underwater effect, using a variety of different colours rather than just blues, Turquoise and jade green, gives it a very suiting other worldly quality. :nod:
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Thank you! I was worried it would be too bright for an underwater scene, but it's fantasy, so it's ok =P


Thanks a lot for the kind words Richard :hug:
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Thebuild Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Any time Laura. :hug:

I definitely don't think it's too bright though.
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dcwalker Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
So beautiful! I really love the mermaid. The colors all work together really well.
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009
Thanks :hug:
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MaliceTear Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I like the colours, I have to admit I'm quite torn with the eyes, because it may take something away from the picture.
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msklystron Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is delightful. The colours are so pretty and you've captured to feel of undersea nicely. I particularly like all the curves and arabesques, as well as the mermaid's floating hair.

The octopus is fine without a face. If you do put one in, why not a beautiful human sort of face?
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Oooooh it would be like a Prince Octopus seducing the pretty mermaid! :D


Thank you :hug:
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:iconmsklystron:
msklystron Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It would! And very romantic too.:)

:hug:
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Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
That's one beautifully painted Faceless Purple Jellyoctofish!
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
I wish that was the real name of that thing :ohnoes:
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Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
What is it's name?
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Doesn't have one yet.
I meant I wish that was the real technical name =P


That or Jimmy.
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:iconnavagon:
Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Jimmy is good. :nod:
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
I think so too.
That's it, he's now officially "Jimmy the faceless Octo-thing" :#1:
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Navagon Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
:w00t: Jimmy: the best octo-thingy ever!
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Jimmy says thanks !
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Vynnx Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
That mermaid is gazing at that octopus wondering what it could do with all of those wonderful tentacles.
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
:lmao:


too bad she has a fish tale :ohnoes:
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kikibaci Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
:eager:!

I like the octopus how it is, it's more mysterious without eyes
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
:lol:


Thank you! :hug:
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kikibaci Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
:giggle:


No worries :hug:
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
me gusta así sin ojos, me gusta mucho como se ve el agua con esos tonos verdes y el coral te quedó increible :D
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Muchas gracias! Con el coral terminé de arruinar el pincel de tanto que lo apreté haciendo las manchas =P
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
valió la pena =P
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LauraFS Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
:iconjimmytheoctothingplz: miraaa es idéntico!! es el mismo?
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Gordorca Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Such a fascinating and colourful scene. :) Must be one lazy octopus though, sitting on the jellyfish like that. :P
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Haha, that made me laugh . Thanks :giggle:
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SapphireStorm Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
I've missed your art so much :ohnoes:

:heart:
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:iconlaurart:
laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
It's alive once again thanks to the power of my mother's camera :ohnoes:
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:iconsapphirestorm:
SapphireStorm Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
I'M SO GLAD, NOW PUT MORE STUFF UP GOGOGOGO

:heart:
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magickalmoon Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the jelly fish behind the octopus, its a really nice way of filling that space. I do think that the octopus needs eyes though, because the mermaid is looking away it might make the piece more interactive if one of the creatures involved is facing the viewer.
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
What a wonderful suggestion, thanks a lot!
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magickalmoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :)
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snowmask Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
This looks astounding... such a fresh, exciting palette, full of juicy, delectable values and shifting hues. My favourite is the rendering of the background... how it just completes this magical setting :heart:
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laurart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Thank you very much! I like the background too :]
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Kallipolis Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
I actually like the octopus thingy without eyes. It makes it really interesting. :)
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