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« on: September 23, 2009 09:20:22 PM »

I've been working non stop on this for a bit and am to a 'point' where I have to make a decision, I need to determine what color scheme to do for my octopus, I've included a few up close shots of bits of this it's rather tiny and I'm still adding color and blending a bit but could definitely use some input before I go much further
Last shot is with a double A battery just to show the scale.


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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 10:28:22 PM »

Holy crap! I can't help you with a colour choice but that is totally awesome! It's so fantastic... the details, the colours... I really love it.

« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009 10:39:58 PM »

First I'd like to say this is absolutely wonderful.  Cheesy You've done an excellent job! I would think it depends on if you want a realistic look or something fun and funky. If you want realistic, I'd go with mauve's, pinks, and purples, usually the outer skin is a darker mauve purple sometimes w/a little orange tint, and the suction cups are a lighter pinkie to almost white with a bit of the darker mauve coloring. If you want fun and funky you could use a mix of purples, blues, teals, greens. I found a few links on google, I'm sure you could find more but here are two displaying the first color combination for a typical octopus - http://chemistry.csudh.edu/faculty/jim/cozaugo4-600/octopus.jpg & http://neatorama.cachefly.net/anita/nine-tentacled-octopus.jpg Here's one that actually naturally blue, it's a Caribbean reef octopus http://www.aboututila.com/Photos/AdamLaverty/Creature-Caribbean-Reef-Octopus.JPG and then this last one I just thought was pretty cool too it's a blue ringed octopus http://articles.mercola.com/ImageServer/public/2008/February/2.26octopus.jpg. anyway I hope that helps, I would have just posted the pics but if I remember right that breaks the rules so I just put the links to the originating page.

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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2009 06:11:43 AM »

Wow! I just wanted to say Good Job. This is really lovely to look at. I wish I could see it in person.

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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2009 08:21:09 AM »

this is incredible!  Great job Wink  I vote for bright red orange.   We have octopus up where we live and they're generally orangey red. So I guess I'm sorta partial to it. Grin I think the suggestion about the blue ringed octopus is cool but I think they are pretty small.  I just love this..such a nice job.

« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2009 09:49:11 AM »

Chinese orange may be my best opinion with a light pink tone on the suction cups,
I suggest drawing a few thumbnails of the octopus on a paper and test a few color combinations.
That will give you a better idea before you ad paint to the sculpture. Cool

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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009 10:14:07 PM »

It's wonderful! But I can't tell what color would work with it from the lighting in the picture. I like how as a white octopus it stand out from the surroundings really well. But I suppose you don't or you wouldn't ask. Light grey is my vote then.

« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2010 06:20:14 PM »

i would use a bright red whit white suction cups and darker red and black for the skin details
i would also add brighter green in the vegetation to make the  earthy tone stand out more

its stunning i love it <3 <3

« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010 12:23:07 AM »

Wow!! That is amazing!

Agreeing with the bright red/orange and white idea...though it might be cool to see the octopus gradually changing in color from the surrounding coral he is touching to his "natural color" further up his body? Just a thought Smiley

But it's still increadible, regardless!!

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