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.

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Sorry I haven’t updated for a few days

I started uni yesterday and had my induction which was cool (I’m going to have access to all kinds of awesome stuff like laser cutters and screen printing….Huzzah!) I will do some proper drawing tonight and tomorrow probably, but here’s some doodles I did at the pub last night!

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The first was done because my friend suggested an octopus with glasses but I wanted to draw opera glasses and then she became a bit posh.

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Then I decided to draw Hel Scott Pilgrim style and riding into battle on her boat of toe nails, which I think has turned out pretty good! I know Vikings didn’t really wear those horns but I figure someone tried it, died and Hel thought they were cool 🙂 I lost interest in drawing all the toenails though :/ (this is a real legend btw)

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Did both of these with just my multicoloured ballpoint pen so including them in my 75 day challenge 🙂

self portrait

I’ve been re-reading the Scott Pilgrim comics by Bryan Lee O’Malley and i’ve been really enjoying his art style. On top of this i tried to use paint tool SAI on my surface pro and couldn’t calibrate the pen at all on the program so I got Mypaint instead which is free and yields some very nice effects! So, here’s my self portraits! Oh, I love octopuses btw hence the tentacles!

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