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Octo Party by AniaMohrbacher Octo Party by AniaMohrbacher
This has probably been one of the most challenging images I've done. I seem to like painting underwater scenes quite a bit, and this one features a group of critters encountering a mermaid.

This image has taken me quite a while and has evolved quite a bit throughout my work on it. If you've seen some of my livestreams then chances are that you know how it looked at the beginning. If you don't, here's a wip of it in an early stage
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I hope that you like it
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:iconlallydai:
lallydai Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your imagination is incredible. I'm favoriting this one too!
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:iconbringbackthedodo:
BringBackTheDodo Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Incredible! I absolutely love their expressions :)
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013   General Artist
Cool ^^
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HalanLore Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think you did the glass really well, It looks so glassy :) It makes an excellent focal point.
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:iconseaview123:
Seaview123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice looking scene!
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S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How pretty!
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Sklyear Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that's really wonderful! They are so funny! Well done))
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:iconskullgrl:
skullgrl Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
This is a wonderful piece. It combines cephalopods with adorableness.
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:iconstudiotriangular:
studiotriangular Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really good work!
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:iconscratchback:
scratchback Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha, Those are some cool liberties you've taken with the... octopi... The eyes and mouth primarily. I love this!
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:iconjobagjumping:
jobagjumping Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
wow... amazing...
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:iconurbanmelon:
UrbanMelon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah, this is awesome !
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GarryBrookes Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011   Filmographer
i really like this one. my favourite is the octopus type guy on the right just staring off into nowhere
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:iconzwerg42:
Zwerg42 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
reminds me of the Beatles' "Octopus Garden" :)
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samgreal Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful idea, really well done! Good good!
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Very beautiful!:iconomgsocuteplz: :iconclapplz:
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable and awesome *u*
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:iconsylvf:
SylvF Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Holy crow that's amazing.

It's colorful and sinister at the same time. LOVE the expressions on the octopuses and just the whole playfulness of the piece.
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:iconpesare:
pesare Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional
This is great! :clap:
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:iconcosmic-brainfart:
Cosmic-Brainfart Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is fantastic beyond belief! Well done you!
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:iconchaaar:
chaaar Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
It's wonderful, you got the ambience just right and your painterly style is just gorgeous!
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad that you like it :)
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
This Is Adorable!!! Beautiful Work!!!
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you for all the kind comments :)!
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azzacanth Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Hobbyist
have to agree the octopus's eye through the cup is much more noticeable than the mermaid. I didnt notice her until I read the description either. however the piece is very well rendered, well done :)
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
I wanted the octopus to be the main focus so I guess it worked :D The mermaid is sort of a bonus if you look long enough. I'm glad that you like the picture, thank you for your comment :)
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Red--Squirrel Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
These octopi look great! Sea creatures are really inspirational to look at. I didn't spot the mermaid until you mentioned!
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you :D Originally the mermaid was the focus, but then i realized the supporting characters were more interesting, so I added third guy behind the glass and made that the main part of the picture instead. I'm glad that you like how it turned out :)
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marcscheff Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
buying this print! It's so good.
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
You're a friend, so I'm gonna give you one :D
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:iconmarcscheff:
marcscheff Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
!!

Let me know what you like of mine and I'll return the favor gladly!
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The-Mad-Pirate Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing Work Annia !!!
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BeehiveStudio Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello there! I wanted to let you know that this image was selected to be showcase in the next issue of #dArtzine that will come out this weekend, hope you don't mind as soon as the issue is out I will let you know... :kiss:
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature :)
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MidoriiBlue Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
LOL! This is wonderful! Worth all the work I think. :nod:
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:iconnezumi46:
Nezumi46 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Smiling octo cuteness XD
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yohat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
those octo's eyes is creepy to see, but i find the cuteness and happy feeling on this pic in someway lol :D.
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
I don't think they'd harm the mermaid :) I'm glad you like the picture!
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:iconeristoketz:
EristoKetz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
hehehe :)
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FeelingVeryLucky Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
This one has definitely come a long way... It looks absolutely fabulous! :D
I really love the wine glass, the overall playful mood your painting has, and how you've done the receding background. That octopus-like creature in the back really cracks me up, too. XD
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
It always good to know when my art makes someone smile :D!
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hEyJude4 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I remember this, I really like it, especially the mermaid tail.
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
It went a long way I think :D I remember struggling so much with it during livestream!
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hentaimaster Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Amazing :)
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ALBITAR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^_^ Nice Work !!
Well done ^_*
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:iconakinna:
akinna Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept! The colors are beautiful and I really like the glass design and of course that grumpy looking critter on the right. :D
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AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm glad that you like it :) It's also cool to see that you are still around on DA! I hope things are going well for you.
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:iconyazukiwolf:
yazukiwolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
It`s been a while since I saw your work.
You`ve really taken it up a notch. The strong contrasts and use of color is amazing.
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:iconaniamohrbacher:
AniaMohrbacher Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm always trying to improve, so I'm glad that it shows. Thank you for the kind comment :)!
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yazukiwolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
no problem. Thank you for your art and all that you give back to the art community :D
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