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Octopus Ink by RachelCurtis Octopus Ink by RachelCurtis
Title. Lol.

I'm sorry.

Edit: Thank you ^Astralseed for the DD. Oh my god, guys I feel bad for my stupid description now. Usually I try to do a little better than that.

Slightly anyway.

Anyway for those of you who are curious this was done on bristol with crow quill and brush pen with Speedball Superblack and Daler Rowney FW Acrylic ink. Color adjustments/slight edits done in photoshop.

As for the idea behind this cecaelia has invited a mortal to her home. Only sailors, especially ones who have lost their ships, don't do especially well underwater . . . its alright, she has a whole collection of bones.

(Also my my tumblr for those of you who may think my sketches are hilarious.)
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Given 2012-11-28
Great details and beautiful composition - sink into the deep. Octopus Ink by ~RachelCurtis ( Featured by Astralseed )
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michaelmyart Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Click here professional ink brushes set: gumroad.com/l/MIFIi 
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HumanChains Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I reaaaaally love that style and picture. That´s exactly what I have been searching for all day... reminds me of the illustrations in "Schlaf" which is a book by Haruki Murakami :3
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconzeelance:
zeelance Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Interface Designer
love it
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:iconumbraeaeon:
Umbraeaeon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful, I love it!
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconheidifarr:
HeidiFarr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
GORGEOUS!!!
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjoeltonongkh:
joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
love the composition and detail. mind blowing.
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconlarkynn:
Larkynn Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very awesome. I love the idea and the concept of the collection of bone,
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
She polishes them when she gets bored.
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:iconrizianlarc:
RizianLarc Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible details!! ^^
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment.
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:iconchimetals:
Chimetals Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
very dynamic :3
i think what sealed the deal for me was that the guys mouth is open--this is not a romantic kiss of some sort, that guy is /drowning/ and cecaelia has a pile of /bones/ from guys just like him.
'grats on the DD!
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RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, I had considered romantic but I was like 'mmm, nope' because I didn't think it would be, even if she was inclined to it he would definitely 'not be feeling it' as it were. Thanks!
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:iconvannahchelle:
VannahChelle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Virgil Finlay slightly. I really love this ;)
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, his stuff is very cool. Thanks very much!
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:iconzakuromiizima:
ZakuroMiizima Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
fantastic:heart:
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icondarklordzil:
DarkLordZil Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
i know where this is going
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RainaMermaid Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Hello, your piece has been featured in the #DeviantARTmermaids feature here: [link] please :+fav:
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silvergabetha834 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
LOVE this. He looks so helpless and she looks so pleased. Lovely work with the composition as well btw. Beautiful work.
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you. She is very pleased indeed. I would not want to cross her.
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:iconlobosuave:
LOBOsuave Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing lines!!
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconprojectile-vomiting:
Projectile-Vomiting Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yum.
I adore this. :D
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Glad you like it!
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:iconmiss-golden:
Miss-Golden Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow really that's fantastic !!
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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bluebluefeather Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
crow quill - like, for real?

So this is what Jack did after the Titanic sank... :D

Congrats for the DD!
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes? I do most of my inking with dip style pens, I have never been a big fan of microns and the like so I tend to use crow quill and have been trying out brushes.

And yes, poor man, but at least he was dead by that point so he probably didn't feel anything.

Thanks! <3
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bluebluefeather Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh wow, lots of respect for your techniques. Hugs
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What is Ursula doing to that guy?
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Taking him home to mama. If, in fact, she had one.
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:iconmrcooldd:
MrCoolDD Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess...
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klefkis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
ive seen enough hentai to know where this is going
(-10 points for overused joke but +5 for effort)

yeah anyway THIS IS SO GORGEOUS <3<3<3<3 loving the detail, especially on the tentacles!! congrats on the dd love <3
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have no idea what you mean by that . . . >_>

Thank you! Details are fun aren't they?
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:iconlainchan12:
Lainchan12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing love the details
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm a pretty detail oriented person, so I am glad you like them.
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Writer
Lovely. LOVELY. I have no words.
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lovely is a pretty fantastic word I think. Thank you! <3
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Writer
You're welcome. :heart:
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:iconmandaia:
mandaIa Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you.
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:iconmandaia:
mandaIa Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Celou Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha ! Congrats !
I remember you said "I like to call this ‘that horrible stage before you’ve put ink to paper’ AKA ‘before you’ve ruined it’" on your tumblr sketch... well i suppose that's not so ruined ;)
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
I only ruined it a little. Then I fixed it so it is all good.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:iconrachelcurtis:
RachelCurtis Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It was a great day.
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