This is the tenth in a series of pieces, “Ocean Invasion,” which finds ocean creatures living in absurd land habitats.
This was an exercise in integrating a 3D computer model into a real world photo with at least somewhat realistic lighting and shadows. I shot the photo with my phone cam, and modeled, textured, and rendered the octopus in Blender. A little bit of post-processing was done in GIMP. Began and completed in one afternoon.
Do you like Octopuses? How about Dinosaurs?
Then check out this new T-shirt I designed. That’s right – it’s an Octopus eating a Velociraptor in a tree.
(note: this is a compressed jpeg version – the original and t-shirts are much higher quality).
Buy this T-shirt at the
Laughing Mantis Zazzle store.
You can get it in black or white (or multiple other colors I believe).
It’s basically a re-rendering of my detailed digital artwork “Octopus arborealus”