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An Octopus Friend [May. 12th, 2003|09:07 pm]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
Here is is - "An Octopus Friend"!:


That was so much fun to paint! Now I'm going to get ready to start my next "Arcane Ritual" piece after a brief break to get a drink!

From: intricateartist
2003-05-12 08:08 pm (UTC)
WOW!! and DANG, woman!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-05-12 08:56 pm (UTC)
That's a perfect looking Octopus! They are so neat. I watched a show on animal planet that showed just how smart they are. I never knew.
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-05-12 09:17 pm (UTC)
that is the coolest octopus painting ever!!!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-12 09:48 pm (UTC)
Oh WOW Jasmine! What an amazing octopus! The features are absolutely perfect! Color and all! Did you have a picture to look at to see how they looked? Or did you do that all from your head? Either way, my GOD you are talented =) I may have to use my paycheck to buy that one. Hehe- bills can wait!
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-15 10:23 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! I looked at a few different photographs of different types of octopi, and I just kinda made up a conglomeration of several species. I don't like working from specific photos much - it's not as fun for me as an artist, and also most photographs are copyrighted by the photographers!
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From: faerieshine
2003-05-15 11:25 am (UTC)


Very true! It's better to have a bunch of different references anyways. I try to make it a point of not looking at a picture while I'm drawing. That is straight up copying and doesn't take much effort. It's much better when it comes from your head =)
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[User Picture]From: kaokame
2003-05-12 10:48 pm (UTC)

the octopus that crawled away

I would like to own this piece, but the cable bill must get paid, somehow. Sigh....

It is terribly frustrating to see all the art leave. I see Jasmine make it and then **poof** it is gone and somebody has it on their wall. I will miss this octopus.
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[User Picture]From: twistedbunny
2003-05-13 09:22 am (UTC)


This rocks!! I've been on an octopus kick lately and this may need to join my collection!! :)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-05-15 10:26 am (UTC)

Re: wow!

Thank you!!! I've had a growing interest in octopi for the past few years - I've never really tried to paint one before this though! It was fun to do - lots of detail and interesting organic shapes.
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