Eight Arms of Inspiration - Octopus Art Project

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Project is looking for more contributions before going to print:

    http://www.eightarmsproject.com/


     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    ooo, I'd love to submit something.... problem is I now have to choose which picture to submit! I wonder if they'd consider multiple pieces of art...
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Email and ASK silly (and report back).

    I found out about this buying a watercolor image that I want to use for wallpaper border :grin: Oh, how I love the internet!
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Email sent. I'll get back to y'all soon when I get a reply!
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Well this looks promising! very quick response, and very friendly.
    If anyone has any other questions, don't hesistate to email them in!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Here are my submissions

    I am not particularly good with digital enhancements but wanted to at least participate. Tank's shot came out arty, possibly not well enough reworked but still arty and I had fun playing with it.



    ... and no Tatanka never lost two arms, one is an artifact of editing out the background,the other just did not show in the photo :oops:

    I ended up submitting two more photos. Monty was such a great little octopus and I had a couple of decent shots so it would be nice to extend his memory with a photo in print.

     

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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Nice photos, D. We should get a lot of Tonmo submissions.
    I will enter a painted octopus box and some silver jewelry, no photos yet.

    Nancy
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    Nancy,
    FOR SURE the water color!!!!
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    More photos wanted for Eight Arms of Inspiration project

    Jinxi wrote that she has very few octopus photos so I am bumping the thread trying to get more participation :grin:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm still working on mine! I will submit something soon! :)
     
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    Jinxi wants photos of ANYTHING octopus that is your own work, including just octopus photos or creatively modified photos (like my attempt of black and white background on Tank but those who are more creative with editors are free to do anything they find interesting, including nothing :grin:). Pictures of artwork are also solicited (Nancy, please consider sending your water great color and a picture of your metal octos!). The topic is octopus (not cephs so not cuttles, squid or nauts - though she may include these cousins as I have not asked her directly). There is no limit to the original media.

    As an aside, she has very few photos of octopuses (like only mine I think) so this is wide open for anyone who would like to see one of their favorites in print. I do wish Roy and Thales would submit something so I could have more or their work :grin:
     
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    So, since they are slim on photos, I will send in some of this guy...

    They can choose which shot they want.

    I'm also submitting an octopus cartoon which I was inspired to do! :)
     

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    Excellent on the cartoon (and photos of course) I am sure she will be delighted. Be sure to share the cartoon here too :grin:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Here's my little cartoon. Well, not so much a cartoon, as an illustrated picture. It's the epic battle between the elites! Who is the ultimate victor? Octopirate? Ninjapus? or Cowceph?


    Thoughts? Opinions? Favorites?
     

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    I have to vote for the pirate. CowCeph reminds me of the alternate of Pharyngula's cartoon and Ninjapus is after my time :old:
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Actually D, Cowceph should remind you of someone else... perhaps a certain cephalopod who has been photographed driving my car ;)
     
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    I do see the resemblance now but it was the ceph in a desert (vs a cat in the water) that hit me first . It may have been subliminal because I had just looked at that thread :grin:
     
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    I thought I'd bump this thread once more. Just a couple more days to submit your photos and works of art to the eight arms project!
     
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    Well, I think I will submit a bit of poetry. And there is some artwork as well, though this cover for my book was actually created by Marites Catungal, one of the beta readers for it:


    At some point within the story is a funeral service. In this future society of octans, the intelligent descendants of current octopuses, they do not "sing" but they do have a fine appreciation of ritual. The dead are wrapped in kelp, buoyed and weighted by a funeral crafter to be exactly neutral in the water, and set to drift in the current at the edge of their community. This was intoned during the service:
    It is not obviously octopus-related, though an image of the scene would be.

    Nevertheless, I will do something that is rather more octopus-specific.
     

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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I already KNEW that but I don't know what happens NEXT :sagrin:

    Thanks for participating!
     

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