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took me 3 days off and on to color this, i was like.... kept giving up and then going back to it, then computer would crash, then i'd give up.. then i'd go back to it. what a vicious cycle!

anywas, photoshop over brush and ink drawing.

for everyone who asks when this comic is coming out: i'm not starting until next year!!!!!!!! so it's gonna take a while!!!!!
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:iconsirdna109:
SirDNA109 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice job, Becky!
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marekolani Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
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similar to my piece! Urs is awesome-er thou!
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:iconluminous-eve:
Luminous-Eve Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Love the shading and color scheme... really cool =)
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:iconvaetra:
Vaetra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
this is so awesome! i like her hair and her stoic expression. :)
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:iconxenothere:
Xenothere Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Love the color!
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toshers-girl Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
You have a fantastic gallery and one of the best drawing styles I've seen for a long time. Perfect comic art. Good luck with your projects esspecially this east coast one, because from what I've seen it deserves to do well.
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guava Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
this colour scheme is so pretty! i'm glad you spent the time on it, even if it was frustrating :\ the result is wonderful~
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laurenjones59 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005
Very cool. I like it. I like it a lot. +fav
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:icontonysandoval:
tonysandoval Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
looks fuking cool ,love octopus,but like you say I don`t even going to ask when the comic its out hehehe!
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:iconkandoken:
Kandoken Featured By Owner May 27, 2005  Professional General Artist
Very few colors really makes this stand out without really trying... Fucking Awesome!
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:iconashessmashes:
AshesSmashes Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005
Excellent coloring! I like the red with the green. :+fav:
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:iconfoolys:
FoOLyS Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2005
amazing
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:iconchaoseviin:
ChaoseVIIn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
Love the coloring featured here...it's just stunning...
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:icondivi:
divi Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome :D
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mezzoforte Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Professional General Artist
i love the design of this piece...could easily be used as like a cover or a back cover or something...yea...I...never leave the best of comments...so I'll just finish with the very generic "this is very cool"....
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rajrr Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
The squid god is coming! He demands sacrafice! Only tender human flesh can appease his mighy appetite!!

Looks great, real sexy. I love her hair. It reminds me of human fingers. :heart:
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XxrockgoddessxX Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
SQUID!! WOOO!!!

<3
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yummytacoburp69 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005
I really dig the background...
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:iconmagnumt:
MagnumT Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Lift your... skinny tentacles like antennas to heaven!
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:iconkeonivex:
keonivex Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2005  Student Interface Designer
tental monster oooo!!1 heheh.. wow guess you really worked yah self on the coloring.. did yah get sleep?
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:iconeatingconcrete:
eatingconcrete Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
very cool
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seel-dingo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
oh my god i love this, it's amazing!!!!
the colours are the best....and the squidy arms *wiggles* X3

:+fav:!
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:iconpeace-love-happiness:
GREAT title. I like the coloring, too. Suppose I'm just one more fan who'll look forward to the comic...
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mattblack Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2004  Hobbyist Artist
Mmm...yes, your kung fu is strong, young one. You should take a gander at my gallery - perhaps we are distantly related mental kin.
Your persistence paid off in this piece - i really like the way the reds and greens play off each other (you know, without it looking Christmassy).
Background tendrils are especially nice.
-m-
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yathosho Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2004
slowly making my way to your gallery, this is my favourite so far
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EricGravel Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
Awesome job!!! I love the color combination that you used, it adds so much drama to the illustration, this couldn't be more perfect. +fav.
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:iconpouncy:
pouncy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2004
This picture almost made me ruin a perfectly fine pair of pants. Nice indeed.
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yuria Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2004
I like the way you color your art - simple and calm colors put together in contrasts, but with great taste. This red-and-green combination here disturbs me the most. Beautifull.
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Ty-D Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004
Oh my gwad is it u? can it be true?
Yes yes it fucking is:faint:I just love love ur work. I visit Estrigious.com all the time and I neva knew u were on DA, this is unreal. I just love the way to draw n I love it when u use ink(which u use a lot but it works wid ur stuff so much). I love the way u draw guys, they look so cool *runs n hides unda table*

PS love ur stuff on Demo
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beckycloonan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2004  Professional
heh , yep its me :D

thanks for the kind words!! and glad you're enjoying demo so far. yeah i update DA more than estrigious because it is easier XD haha god im lazy!
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n0deal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Top notch illustration as always. As for the coloring; I really like the coloring of the tentacles but I'm not crazy about her being all in reddish hues. The type at the top should go as well, doesn't add much to the piece. Looking forward to when it hits the stands. :)
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taijou Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2004
I'll have some sauce with that XDDD
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steamrobo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2004
cthulhu lives...and oooo....how good he looks....
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medesign Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
like the color in this not too bright or muted, just sot. excellent work.
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:iconlaurel:
laurel Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2004
i have a thing for tentacles.
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:iconninamo:
ninamo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2004
mmm, hot tentacle lovin'. This would make a really great cover.
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:iconmiss-monster:
Miss-Monster Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2004
Lovely work as I've come to expect.
It seems squid is in the zeitgeist, and deservedly so!
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azathoth-the-second Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Ah, good ol' tentacles. Is there anything they can't do?:floating:
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adamsmasher Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional General Artist
Delicious!
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:icontheis:
Theis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
You got it all detailed 'n stuff... 8 arms :)
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Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome art piece.
I like the detail and composition!
Feels retro late 60's post 70's style.
Cool art style too.
This would make a sweet poster. :nod:
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dashshaw Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
the colors make it perty.
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GutterJim Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
this is awesome!
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theprocess Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
EGAD!!!
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:iconsolist:
solist Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004
love this:hump:!!!
your just awesome...
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mydeadpony Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
Tentacles !!
Big breasts !!

That's a winner !!

just a remark.
The font.
God dammit you can do better !!
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strangledcry Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004  Professional General Artist
Cool shit. I loves the tenticles. Squids seem to be a reoccuring item in this comic. :D Which is awesome.
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ninja-taco Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
beautiful picture seems worth the years wait for your comic.good luck
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uniformgrey Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2004
I flat out love the balance in this and the palette you chose.

You really have a great handle of brush and ink control and I really like the character design of this piece of both the girl and how you handled the tentacles.

Sorry your computer was being a pain, but I'm glad that you stuck with it so that you could show the results.
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