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Napoleon by MegLyman Napoleon by MegLyman
8x10" gouache and ink on board

This was a fantastically fun commission after Napoleon at the Saint-Bernard Pass by master Jacques-Louis David. I know I didn't get the horse quite right, but it works, and I actually kinda like the end result. It makes me want to do more master copies with cephalopods replacing the subjects. Might make them more realistic, though, so they fit in with the original painting...

What do you think are some good master works to practice with octopus?
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:iconouroborosragnarok:
OuroborosRagnarok Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm frankly surprised the horse isn't an octopus, too.
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:iconmeglyman:
MegLyman Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Almost was. It seemed weirder this way.
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:iconouroborosragnarok:
OuroborosRagnarok Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll give you that much. Too many octopi spoil the broth, or something.
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:iconmetashinryu:
Cephaleon Octaparte!!!
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:iconnightengaleprincess:
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!
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:iconsquadlala-the-13th:
Squadlala-the-13th Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm french, so that's fun to me !
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:iconsyrus27:
Syrus27 Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha I keep coming back to this fancy doing an Octo-Wellington next? :P
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:iconmeglyman:
MegLyman Jan 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
If I had enough time, I'd do them all!
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86zebras May 30, 2011
The only way this could be better is if Napoleon actually was an octopus.
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:iconqueenofdachickens:
i really like it but my only criticism is that it look like theres way too much brown in it. :/
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