Splinterlands Art Contest // Week 165 // The Kracken


Final



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Hey folks! Sadly I didn't get to enter a painting last week, life gets busy sometimes. I really wanted to tackle some subject matter that I'm not overly used to, and the awesome @kennysgaminglife suggested an illustration of the Kraken! Giant sea monsters are something I don't do often, so a lot of time went into hitting the books and studying crabs/lobsters, and other sea life.

I set out with a goal in mind to really try to sell a sense of scale and dread (thank you thalassophobia) while still having it be bright and colorful per the direction my personal style has been taking.

Is the painting successful? Any idea on what to work on next? I have a few plans but I'm always open to suggestions!

I've included a series of progress photos below if you'd like to see the process. I'm going to go pour myself a coffee and get working on my introduction post that will have links to my socials that has some of my non-splinterlands related work. I'm hoping to have that up by the end of the day today. Hope you enjoy, have a great day!

If you'd like to keep up with my work and follow me on my
journey please feel free to drop me a follow at @h-t-t.
Your support is great appreciated!


Process



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Initial Sketch and Reference Image

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Blocking In


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Figuring out shapes and details


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Composition adjustments and rendering to final



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This is really beautiful artwork. Thanks for sharing!

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Much appreciated, thank you friend!

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Wohooooo!! I LOVE IT😍!!! Thank you very much for sharing your awesomeness bro! It inspires me to achieved your level of coolness🤘🤘🤘

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Thanks man, love your style and energy! Keep up the great work my friend!

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Release the Incredible Kraken.

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I !LUV it!

Glad you got another entry, looking forward to the next one... and I think this might be the one that makes it to the big leagues :-)

Enjoy some !PIZZA and some !PGM bro!

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Thanks man, I'm excited to get started on the next one. These are a ton of fun.

Put me in coach!

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great piece man, that underwater part is what i like the best.

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Thanks man, love your work. Keep it up!

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Wow what an great piece dude! The amount of detail is crazy... keep up with the great work💪🔥

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Fantastic work brotha! Can't wait to release this cracken into the verse like we discussed last night. Bless the method.

You have been cure-rat'ed by @master.splinter - wield the #oneup wisely.

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Your talent never ceases to amaze me! Keep at it bro. That underwater look through is awesome. Really gives a perspective of how big the Kraken is. I love it.

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Great for giving a monster gift. Many Many thanks ...

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Nice work! I like that you posted the process too

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That is excellent artwork, takes me back to the time of Odessus as he battled against the dangers of the unexplored Seas :-)

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