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  1. MrD

    MrD Larval Mass Registered

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    Hello!

    Been a follower of the TONMO facebook page for quite some time and decided to dive in an join my fellow cephalopod enthusiasts here. I'm an artist and these fellas are prevalent subjects in my work (leedavisarts.com). I believe the closest "natural site" to see cephalopods would be the sea of Cortez down in Mexico. I suppose I could put one of those Humboldt Squids in my neighbors pool … but, then again, they might frown upon that. ;)

    – Lee
     
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    haggs Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    Welcome, you have some interesting and truly amazing art work.
     
  3. MrD

    MrD Larval Mass Registered

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    Thanks! Cephalopods are quite a bit of fun to draw and paint. There's so much going on there. :)
     
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    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome!! Where in Arizona? I grew up in Phoenix. Definitely miss it!

    Greg
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi and welcome to the site!

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    Welcome! I enjoyed looking through your Objectify series. You capture the curiosity of octopuses well.
     
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    Hi Greg, I'm also in the Phoenix area! Been here about 8 years. As you know the weather is the best right now. Also, not sure the last time you visited but we have a Sea Life aquarium here. It's no Monterrey bay aquarium, but it's much closer. ;)
     
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    Thanks CephBirk! That series was a fun one to paint.
     
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    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Welcome to Tonmo! I look forward to seeing your what artwork the future holds! :)
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    I love having new artists join! Objectify immediately took me mentally into a suggested new series. Not sure of a good single word title but the immediate thought was how 8 flexible arms would be better than two arms and hands (Armed advantage?):grin:
     
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    Thanks! Maybe "Ambidextropus"? ;)
     
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    DWhatley Cthulhu Staff Member Moderator

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    LOVE the concept, looking forward to see if you do anything with it!
     
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