Based of the Chapter 4 literature [link] by ~CZGrey for the Clive Barker Odyssey II Collaborative Project It features Paul as he is opening his aquatic eyes and sprouts tentacles from the sacks growing on his back.
epic awesome oozing from every pixel. i mean, seriously, check out the details in the background! love, love, love the expression on his face. it's like he's in the verge of becoming something- a villain or a superhero. this is too cool. excellent work!
Thanks EndDandy. Interesting observations re: tentacles...The octopus is my favorite animal and I know how to draw those tentacles well. But for some reason I was drawn to render them the way that I did.
I purposely looked to compose each element so that it would have a distinct graphic effect...the values, the shading, hatching (which I'm a big fan of btw), and even the placement of each tentacle and how it curves around in space.