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    Fury of the Octocrown

    Another random gathering of thoughts...

    Fury of the Octocrown

    These grapes taste like Fresno! -- Steinbeck
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    I don't care much for straight up surrealism, but I like your painting style. If it had some sense of story it would be a fantastic illustration.
    What's the medium?

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    Awesome! I've been in love with your work for a long time.

    I think I preferred, in the sketch you posted, when the 45 was on the octopus rather than the robot. It made it seem like the octopus had a purpose, rather than just being any old octopus on a robot's head. And the fact that plenty of robots have numbers on them, but you don't usually see an octopus with one.

    But great work just the same!



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    Thumbs up

    your imagination at once reminded me Bosch.

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    Sweet!!!
    Great brush-strokes, nice composition and colors.
    Cheers

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    awesome awesome awesome awesome AWESOME!


    i'll post a formal crit with my complete interpretation (once i think about it enough) tomorrow at work... I understand you have a WIP somewhere else, but i'd rather go into this blind.

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    beautiful piece.


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    you need to post more often, images like this a breath of fresh air.

    I'm trying to figure out the pun with this...playing with ideas of mindflayers and don quioxte and I'm not having any luck...I'll set it as my background and see if I can find it.

    I wish there was another spot of that reddish orange to triangulate the ball and the eye, though.

    oh shoot, I have it now! but you posted it a few days late, VE day was on the 7th. (unless I'm wrong)

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    Try to pull up ball closer. I have feel that could work better if ball is in direction of octopus head.
    By the way realy like those little brush strokes.

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    Hey, is that a tilted windmill in there?


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    oooh, now these are two unlikely companions who need to occupy a kids book adventure. I would have loved something like that as a kid

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    I saw this guy on the DC Metro awhile back...

    Nice painting.

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    Great job, made me think of foster, in a good way .

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    I'll take Robots with Sea Creatures for the win, Alex! Haha, love it, Brian. I'm wondering which one of them is the angry one. And why they're playing head soccer with that beach ball. In Holland. Oh, the story choices! Glad to see some new stuff. Hope you make it to the SD Comic Con again this year.

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    Thanks all.

    Gilead- This was done in Painter, but to tell you the truth it's merely prep work for an oil painting.

    0Kelvin- Yeah, I had it on the octopus right up until the end but ultimately felt that it seemingly gave the octopus more intelligence than I wanted to convey. Without the number it's much more ambiguous the intelligence and thus the intent of the octopus.

    bwkeough- Actually there really is no meaning. I just wanted to see if I could come up with a successful image simply by throwing together disperate elements... The jury is still out if it was in fact a success.

    Chris- HA! You sly devil. Actually you have Halima to thank for that one. It was totally her suggestion.

    Fukifino- Sorry brother, I'm giving SDCC a pass this year. Just bought a house so time and money is tight. However, if I get my way, I'll be there next year.

    And to the rest of yall, thanks so much for the comments. A , a and two to you all.

    And just for shits and giggles... An updated version...

    Fury of the Octocrown

    Last edited by Imp Head; May 24th, 2005 at 03:55 AM.
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    Hi,
    I like the pict mood and the way it's painted, but the octopuss' texture is too flat, like if it remains unfinished. Cephalopods' skin are sooo rich that it would make an interesting subject of study.
    BTW i love your work ; I'd really like to have some advice from you on my paintings I posted her (if you have time, of course )
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    Incredible! Truly a beautiful painting
    No crit at all.

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    More than anything else in my life, this makes me want to wear an octopus on my head. Beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogfood
    More than anything else in my life, this makes me want to wear an octopus on my head.
    But there are, of course, other things that makes one want to. This is only the greatest of them.

    It's really cool, really! Is the octopus, like, playing with the ball? That IS cool.

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    Nice!

    Bloody marvelous - disparate elements you say? Well, I think you've done a stunning job of putting them together and making them look as if they are supposed to be there.

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    Maybe it's a chivalry thing like a woman crossing on a man's coat. Those are roses in the background, right. Thorns + octopus = bad time for all. Really nice work here. My eye was actually drawn to the dent in the robot's chest. Really cool.

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    I love the surrealistic idea. Nice, slight compliments in color as well. Bravo

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    Great, Brian. Really really good. As good as seven or eight very good things. I've always loved your robots, and would love to own one someday. Do you sell them? Do you ever trade?

    Is the far eye of the robot in the correct alignment? Looks low to me.

    I wondered about Gilead's comment about surrealism. Frankly, I tend to think people throw that term around too often to describe just anything that looks odd or defies rational explaination, as opposed to works that have that particular philosophy.
    So I wonder if you think of your robots as surrealist. Are people like Mark Ryden, who use even more outlandish imagery, considered surrealist?

    I tend to think of them as being quite literal images of robots with serious misconceptions about the world. I dunno.

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    I have to ask: What inspired the concept. The octopus, the red ball. Tell us what was going through your head.

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    Once again, thanks everyone for the comments.

    In answer to where does this image come from, it's really not as strange as one might think, but instead a conglomeration of ideas from various sources.

    The main element, the octopus on the head came about after a friend of mine sent me a picture he'd taken of his son, or his son's friend (can't remember which) wearing an octopus they'd speared while out fishing. The octopus in the picture was dead of course and the tentacles all hung straight down, much like long wet hair, but it did get me thinking.

    The windmill was actually a suggestion from my wife. I'd be fretting about what to stick in the background and couldn't come up with anything. I asked her for a random suggestion and that was her first idea.

    And lastly the red ball... I had doodled up a few thumbnails for this piece and hadn't been able to come up with a good composition. I finally ended up with what you see here, sans the ball, but was still unsure of how to fill the space in the upper left. Coming up dry for elements I decided to put the sketch down for a bit but drew a circle in that area as a compositional place holder. As soon as I drew the circle it hit me, "Why not a big red ball?" and that, as they say, was that.

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    I think I liked it more without the birds. I think the motion they add is out of place. The octopus reminds me of the old wigs they used to wear back in the revolutionary days. I picked up on it looking like hair right off, I just like it better without the birds. Maybe there are just too many or something.

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    I likeee likeee

    I love the style man. I like it with the birds. It gives a sense of motion to the painting.

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    I remember way back with this was still a little sketch in diapers. Now it's a full grown painting of a man. A beautiful man.. ahem.

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    Man, I love surrealism, and this is fucking awesome

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    "A beautiful man, who I'd like to take to the movies..." (Chris Tucker, Rush Hour 2) Once again Imp Man, nicely done. Thanks for the responce. Lat's see more!

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