Octo - Personal Project

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#1

I everyone,

I finally had the time to finish this model.

Scroll down for close-ups.

Hope you guys like it! :grinning:


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#2

Amazing details Pedro, thank you for sharing.

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#4

beautiful work

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#5

Stunning work, Pedro!

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#6

Thank you DopePope!

#7

Thank you!

#8

Thank you Jaime for your kind workds. My pleasure!

#9

This is superb. I could spend all day looking at the details, the SSS and lighting really brings it to life.

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#10

Thank you for your kind words! I am glad you like it! :grinning:

#11

This is stunning…simply beautiful…would love to see your low poly mesh?

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#12

Thank you very much for your kind words. You can actually check the low poly mesh on my previous thread (sixth image):

#13

I used to have a pet octopus and you have created a very realistic sculpt.
Two points; the opening to the mantle cavity (the large hole behind the eye - sorry, I have no idea as to whether or not you are familiar with the names of an octopus’ anatomical parts) looks a bit solid - I think it needs a lot more SSS to make it look translucent as it is a rather thin structure. The siphon (the tube-like structure that sits inside the opening) is always visible; even from the side - even when it’s collapsed…
The pose of all the tentacles in a curled up position indicates a sick or scared octopus which doesn’t match its colour (when an octopus is sick, it tends to be mostly white; when scared, it can be white or red - red indicates anger which can combine with fear. Octopi are very emotional and sensitive creatures).
All that being said, it’s the best octopus sculpt I have ever seen!

Erwin
Retired maths/science teacher; Bachelor of Applied Science with Marine Biology.

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#14

Thank you very much for your story and detailed explanation. I have to be honest and admit I took some artist freedom regarding the pose in relation to the color scheme and the same applies to the thickness of the siphon. I really appreciate you took the time to write this comment and I guess you are spot on with your overall explenation. Thank you for your complement too! :grinning:

#15

Great work, @PedroPereira. :ok_hand: May I ask what renderer you’ve used?

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#16

Killing it Pedro …
beautiful

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#17

No problem at all!
I am learning ZBrush myself (I have always been artistic; airbrushing, oil painting, pencil & pastel drawing; but it all became too painful as I have a nerve/muscle disorder that is degenerative and incurable. Which is why I decided to go digital some 5 -6 years ago.) and I really appreciate all of the advice, tutorials, etc other artists provide for free or at very little cost; this is my way of contributing back.
Some artists don’t like my advice and that’s fine; I seem to have been able to “pick my targets” pretty well as most, like you, have taken it the way it was intended - constructively.
The instant I saw your sculpt, I was reminded of Robinson (my pet octopus); same shape and texture; perhaps a bit lighter than Robinson was at rest, but it looked like the real thing (and I’ve seen many, many octopi in my life).
It’s a pity I can’t upload an image or two of her as all photos were taken back in the days of film and I can’t find them (at least I know where all of my digital photos are!).
Oh, and in case you didn’t know; your octopus is a girl (Males have no suckers for the last third of their third tentacle, counting from the right. It has a groove via which “octo-sperm” travels. He then places that lower third of that tentacle into the female’s mantle cavity for reproduction…).
So now you know all about the birds and the bees and the… octopi… :wink:

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#18

Thank you! I’ve rendered all the images with Arnold 5!

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#19

Thank you very much for your comment!

#20

Thanks again for your comment. Sorry to hear about your condition but at the same time happy for you since you were able to find a medium that still allows you to be creative.

#21

Beautiful work!