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Octopus Inc.
01-17-2013, 07:35 PM
Colored Pencil on Paper
11" x 14"
A little fry fueled romp through the ruins of Angkor...
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The color is a little hazy here, but you get the idea...
I'd love to through this into photoshop and play around with the colors for a while to see what might come up, but my pc went down and I'm stuck with an old mac that wont run the software I have... But I suppose such is life.

01-17-2013, 07:40 PM
Colored pencil! All I can say is wow! =))

01-17-2013, 08:06 PM
'He used to search her face
As though she knew the truth
Lost inside Cambodia'
Not sure if LSD would change the reality
Nice work.

Octopus Inc.
01-17-2013, 08:52 PM
Nice, and completely fitting... I can tell you, beats the hell out of dropping at a rave... A bit like a Holy jungle gym for adults. And profound, at least for me. Cheers.

01-17-2013, 09:00 PM
Holy? In Cambodia?
Maybe on a poster.

Octopus Inc.
01-18-2013, 12:51 PM
You surprise me Andrew, Apparently yours and my experiences must have been very different. Though I suppose I have always been bent toward the "spiritual." Perhaps this as well is only in the eye of the beholder.

01-20-2013, 07:07 PM
Oh I am spiritual enough Octo, eyes wide open.
Maybe it was the difference between when you went there and when I was there and how often.
I have always had a problem with countries which kill their own people.

01-21-2013, 11:31 AM
Great colours and lots going on. Yes spiritual - but I think the eyes on 3 central femail figures take it in a dark direction for me. Arnie

Octopus Inc.
01-21-2013, 12:14 PM
Yeah I think I get what you mean about the genocide. But we've all got skeletons in our closets. Really the whole world is a mess, I mean if you go country by country people by people... a horrible mess, but in many ways it's beautiful. Depends on what we focus on, and I usually choose to use my rose colored glasses.
Yeah Arnie, They don't have any eyes. I never put any in. I've been debating whether or not they needed any, perhaps they do. I just don't want them to be too accessible I guess, if that makes sense. Though, perhaps I'm just being timid or lazy... I probably should do something. The Naga or cobra haven't had their eyes finished yet either...

Black Spot
01-21-2013, 01:01 PM
Very nice decorative piece. I don't think it needs photoshop at all.

Octopus Inc.
01-26-2013, 04:10 PM
Thank you BlackSpot, I appreciate it!

02-01-2013, 06:40 AM
This is gorgeous and your technique is fantastic. My only critique would be to make the belly of the women to the left of the painting more symmetrical. I say this because she is a major part of your picture and your eye is drawn to her and I find this is off putting. Plus add more darks as this will really lift the picture. Very nice work.

02-01-2013, 11:39 AM
I love this, your technique with coloured pencil is so good. I don't think eyes are needed - the lack of them speak volumes

Octopus Inc.
02-01-2013, 12:06 PM
Hey thanks for the comments!! ... Her belly is more or less symmetrical only her skirt is pulled up a little higher on her right side giving you the impression she's out of whack, but I do see your point.... That's why I like putting my images up usually before they are painted to get the input while it can still be used. Anyway it all goes into my memory for use on the next project.