Octopus

While on a ferry to Ireland a couple of months ago I was inspired by the waves and landscape to digitally paint this image, featuring this quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson

Below the thunders of the upper deep,

Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,

His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep

The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee

About his shadowy sides; above him swell

Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;

And far away into the sickly light,

From many a wondrous grot and secret cell

Unnumbered and enormous polypi

Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.

There hath he lain for ages, and will lie

Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,

Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;

Then once by man and angels to be seen,

In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

Advertisements

Kraken

Kraken

Digital media, 2012

I’ve been looking through a lot of my older digital artworks recently and will post a few over the next few days. This one is a digital artwork I painted on Photoshop, it is my interpretation of a Kraken and is part of a project I did about Victoria Street in Liverpool. Liverpool is an old docking city and for that reason a lot of the wealth comes from abroad, I decided to look at old water legends and explore the concept of them coming on land and taking back the wealth. Here is the Kraken wrapped around the old post office in Liverpool