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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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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Totally faved this ... love the original and your version equally!

How about the "Last Supper" with Jesus and the disciples? Can't recall the artist - my lack of art knowledge is showing ...:(

I have to second "Birth of Venus", that's just perfect material!!
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MegLyman Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I've considered that (by da Vinci) with multiple sea creatures... a big project though!
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WegaBlueSun Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
Yeah, it'd be a big project but worthy of your talent! I mean that, no empty flattery there. Your cephalo-art makes me happy.
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! So many to dooooo.....
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm frankly surprised the horse isn't an octopus, too.
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MegLyman Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Almost was. It seemed weirder this way.
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OuroborosRagnarok Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'll give you that much. Too many octopi spoil the broth, or something.
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MetaShinryu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Cephaleon Octaparte!!!
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nightengaleprincess Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
THIS IS THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN!
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Squadlala-the-13th Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm french, so that's fun to me !
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