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Flamboyant Cuttlefish by MegLyman Flamboyant Cuttlefish by MegLyman
Metasepia pfefferi, or the Flamboyant Cuttlefish, is one cool little cephalopod. It usually dresses in drab browns, but when threatened, it lights up like a carnival. Not only does it sport a cool color scheme, it also has a poisonous bite (probably related to color, right?), AND it sort of walks along the muddy bottoms of the Indo-Pacific using its fourth arms. And they're tiny, rarely exceeding 3 inches. CUTENESS

6x8" Gouache on Gessoboard
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HardCoreCrocomire Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"don't you change for nobody, rock on little man"

Zefrank-
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EmceePhoto Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Nice! Though, its bite isn't poisonous - it's actually the muscle that is poisonous, if consumed. Crazy cool animals, though, cuttlefish.
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hezoo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Woaaah the colors are awesome! You really focused on all the details! This animal was fun to draw because it has a lot of spots and patterns on the skin to create a cool texture! :D
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! This one is a treasure to paint. That color combo kills me! <3
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RivkahWinter Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting!!
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BoomersRoundTheBend Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It's rare to find someone else that uses gouache :)

And you've done a lovely job with it, as well.
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gouache rocks. :) I love seeing all the cool things people can do with it!
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DemonLiza Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Traditional. And so beautiful. :meow: I like the transparent fin around the middle, and how you made it obviously transparent, and the background. It's got nice texture. :meow:
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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