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a girl and her pet by loish a girl and her pet by loish
i haven't been drawing AT ALL since i finished my graduation animation, so i just forced myself to draw today. devoid of inspiration, i decided to re-draw a picture i drew when i was 15 or so: [link]

however, i found it boring so i did what any reasonable person would do: i added an OCTOPUS. the result: the next installment in the girl + aquatic creature series. haha.

drawn in photoshop CS3 with an intuos3 tablet, in about 5 hours. textures from cgtextures.com , tips on how to use textures can be found here - [link] and for other tips check out my f.a.q - [link]
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:iconnymfadora:
Nymfadora Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015
love your figures, the lines and colors. it all comes out really vivid and full of life and movement. keep on!
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:iconjomiwa:
JoMiwa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gotta love the hair and piercing. Not to mention the octopus, so cool!
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:iconemmaciasart:
EmMaciasArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work! :]
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:iconemmaciasart:
EmMaciasArt Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
In another universe, that would be me. I <3 octopi!
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:iconnotamberdoan:
NotAmberDoan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If I could like that twice.
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:iconikbikibi:
ikbikibi Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Wooooot
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:icon7nox:
7Nox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
 I wish to be her!
Beautiful art, great colouring and well. I am in love in Octopus and Dreads <3
Thank you for this piece!
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:iconmenziesii:
Menziesii Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors!
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:iconnintentofu:
nintentofu Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Idk why but i have such an odd love of octopus and your approach and style of drawing them is so awesome I cannot even find the words..  Love the dreadlock hair you do also, so mashing dreads with octopus art..  This may be the print I first buy from you, unless I find another dreadhead octopus piece.  ;D  Always loved the octopus backpack one!
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:iconkaterinapo:
KaterinaPo Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! tentacles)
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:iconkssiotyrone:
kssiotyrone Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Beautiful girl and octopus! :iconoctopusplz:
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:iconwilldabeast-0305:
Willdabeast-0305 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And what a beautiful pet it is!
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:iconrhafyk:
Rhafyk Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wish someday reach that level of feelings imbued in a art piece...
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:iconfaerie-stitches:
faerie-stitches Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love your work so much. Im a teen and you really are somone i desperately want to draw like when i leave school. your work is beautiful!
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S-SimeonoV Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WHAT is it with you crazy artist girls at tentacles.!?!?!? I mean ..wow , i love it :D :la: :dummy:
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buckoe1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love your style so much it's like norman rockwell with a surreal pop twist. I'm sure you heard that though, it's kind of apparent, but it's amazing :).
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:iconpabzzz:
Pabzzz Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
Hi :) Very cool work:clap: great job
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:iconjbla:
jbla Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is insane!!

I've been trying to master teh photoshop drawings. I sketch them then scan and finish them with photoshop. I learned new techniques but im not happy with them. This is how I want mine to start looking one day. Any tips?
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
i sometimes work with scanned pencil drawings too, what helps is to eventually merge all layers and sort of paint over the entire thing with lighter colors. it helps to bring the whole thing together and keep the layers from looking too separate from one another. if you want to preserve your layers you can also just start painting over the image with a new layer on the way top.
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:iconjbla:
jbla Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I just did a Walle piece. It turned out decent but I didn't do layers... even though I know better to use layers. Next time I'll do layers and merge them and see how that works for me.
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
have you tried it yet? everyone kind of has a different approach in terms of layers i think.. i always like to keep it simple with one, otherwise i totally lose track of the color scheme :]
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:iconjbla:
jbla Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Kinda, I do layers but I'm not sure if its how you layer. I jus a pantone solid coated palette when I'm sticking to strick color schemes (a color library, which im sure you know about)

I'm still learning how to use my tiny tablet, while hoping my boss doesnt come around the corner while im drawing. lolz
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:iconaeravi:
aeravi Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
featured in lost in a song :clap:

there's an interesting sort of similarity between her dreds and the octopus tentacles :)
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
thanks!
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:iconishikable:
ishikable Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great ♥
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:iconuse-the-force:
use-the-force Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Professional Writer
Hi, I was inspired to use your art in a youtube video about the magic of storytelling. You can see it here: [link]

Sorry that I didn't ask permission beforehand, if for any reason you'd like me to remove your picture, let me know and I'll do so immediately and reupload it. Thanks!
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:iconloish:
loish Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
no problem! thanks for letting me know!
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:iconaddchick:
ADDchick Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you have made me fall in love with octopii! :)
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:iconnon-parlo:
Non-Parlo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
When I lived in Italy, we would walk past the bins with baby octopi in the markets. I used to BEG and BEG and BEG to keep one as a pet :}
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golem1 Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
But of course, an octopus, what else...

[link]
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:iconwhiteribbons:
WhiteRibbons Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love octopi! :heart: Beautiful!
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:iconwhite-tiger-ninja:
white-tiger-ninja Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Student Writer
This kinda gives me a feeling of hope. Seeing how much you've improved since you were 15... wow! I hope one day I become as talented as you! :)
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SONYcxs Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
OH MY !! I love this one!!

I've been watching your gallery. It's awesome!
Hope you have a wonderful life, full of hapiness.

c-ya!

CXS^-*
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:iconkarlinass:
KarlinaSS Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
exelentee...!! ame todos tus dibujos y estiloo...!!!
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:iconkrakaboom:
KRAKABOOM Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tentacles!
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digimoy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
SORRY I DONT SPEAK INGLISH BUT I WILL TRY : I REALLY LOVE YOU WORK YOUAR AMAZING YOUR PAINTS ARE SOFT AND SWEET YOU PLASM YOUS SELF IN EVERY PIC I LOVE IT CONCRACULATION YOU GOT A NEW FAN


BELLISIMO ENSERIO REALMENTE AMO TU TRABAJO TUS TRASOS SON MUY DULCES ME ENCANTA COMO LO HACES FELICIDADES TIENES UN NUEVO FAN
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:iconchevronrae:
ChevronRae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love the character of this girl. There's almost a backstory you can find just by looking at her.
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:iconmudpai:
Mudpai Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
The skin is fantastic, it has a nice rich texture.
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:iconerikavoyager:
ErikaVoyager Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Student General Artist
This is very beautiful ! I love the colors...
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:iconladyzineb:
ladyzineb Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010  Student Interface Designer
Hello; Here is the Sony Ericsson theme I made with your illustration [link] and I also uploaded it in this website [link] I hope you like it, thanks for allowing me to use !
:tighthug:
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:iconheadconc:
headconc Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
I would say "cool!", but it's definitely not))
For it's so warm and so colorful and friendly
Nice!
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:iconchubbypikachu:
ChubbyPikachu Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely
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:iconlindsay1111:
lindsay1111 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
Yuck, i hate those things. To tentacly and slimy.
But your picture still rocks, despite of the slimy thing.
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:iconsleepypig29:
sleepypig29 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
All of your work is absolutely amazing.
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:iconwak-tak12:
Wak-tak12 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!! Her hair is really cool and psh who wouldn't want a pet octopus!
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:iconpattingtons:
Pattingtons Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Who doesnt love a octopus?
:D
Her hair is amazing.
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:iconrukahtsubasa:
RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
i love it! wonderful style and use of color^^
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:iconswirlypaisley:
SwirlyPaisley Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oddly enough this pic makes me want calamari.
Very nice I've always liked redheads in with dreadlocks
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:iconaasia-loves-pink:
aasia-loves-pink Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
It has colors, octopus and dreads!
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