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A Brief Treatise on Octopus Development

Phineas X. Jones at 37signals has an excellent post sharing his Cehalopod watercolor paintings. A very talented artist indeed.

Maori Octopus Photo It is no secret that I have a long-standing interest in <a href=“href=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cephalopod">cephalopods and watercolors. So of late I’ve been combining the two in a series of of postcards based on actual species documented in Cephalopods: A World Guide. For the purposes of this post I documented some of the stages of painting the maori octopus displayed at left. I’ll try not to get all Joy of Painting about it.It’s important to keep in mind that the style of watercolor I do would be described by anyone actually trained in classical watercolor techniques as ‘completely wrong.’ I never studied anything or took a class on technique. I just wing it. Anyway…

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(Via Signal vs. Noise.)