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I really, seriously have no explanation for this. It's an unnamed cecaelia girl (half octopus) climbing... something, and looking really startled. I drew her tonight in about four hours, and I'm not really sure what the intent was. I think it was more an exploration of how to draw cecaelia tentacles in an unusual position than it was anything else.

My wife thinks she was exploring a large boat anchor when the ship suddenly started to pull it in. That's as good a guess as any, I guess ^^;

Ugly hand is ugly.
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Kodimarto Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   Filmographer
Aww, very lovely. :)
aintn0body Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Have you ever read "The New Dinosaurs" by Dougal Dixon? It's a book (highly dated now) that looked at how life on earth might have evolved if large, non-avian dinosaurs didn't go extinct. Admittedly much of it involves Mesozoic lineages convergently evolving forms like modern species, eg. the Lank, a long-necked, flightless, herbivorous pterosaur that looks like a giraffe.

My point? One of the species entries was the Coconut Grab, an amphibious ammonite based on modern coconut crabs. Both live in tropical waters and periodically climb palm trees along the shoreline to tear open coconuts. THIS is the first thing that came to mind when I saw this, an octomaid climbing a palm tree for coconuts XD
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I like the way the tentacles are gripping. It makes her look so lifelike. Did you use a photo of a real 'pus for reference? :?
phantom-inker Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No. Just have a good imagination, I guess.
Lee-Sherman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
I think this is one of your best scraps. A colored version with a full background of her on a boat anchor would be incredibly awesome.
Ponyess Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Professional
You seems to have captured her pretty well.
Just gotta love the image!
Looks like a "PlayGround" for girls with tentacles ..
FluffysTenseiga Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I like it a lot, and I love the anchor idea. And so called "ugly" hand kicks my ugly hands' asses...err...palms?
Chibi-Fisch Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
I feel your pain; I HATE drawing hands. >.<
xXawesomesauceXx Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
its not an anchor, its a cable on a suspension bridge. also that explains why she looks kind of nervous if she is afraid of heights
jalase Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't hit that those have beaks in the bottom half.
Cool artwork
betherfly Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe. Cool pose! I don't care that it doesn't have an explanation, I think the swirly tentacles are great all on their own! Nicely done!
ericnthered123 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
An anchor and someone seeing her from a port hole is the best answer i think. :D

Great work! Nice work on her expressions and the body...again. :D
mdizzle999872 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
She's kind of cute
EVAUnit4A Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010
Aww- your cecaelia are among my favorites on dA, P-I! :winner:
Ayame-Seeker-CjBArt Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You always draw things that are so great. Even in this simple line work! I always get a bit of joy, whenever I see anything you do! -Seeker
nothingsp Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Take heart; there's always someone out there who draws worse hands. Me, for instance.
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