AEDM 2017 Day 2: Dekapus [prior to colorization]

Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

The Dekapus is a pseudo-octopoid...these dishonest creatures are actually mammalian, possess ten limbs and claim to be descended from humans. Fierce enemies of the Mucoids and others, the Dekapus are notorious Oneiromancers. Mountebanks and Thieves skilled in the arts of misdirection and obfuscation alike. their appendages terminate in a pair of soft-seeming boneless fingerettes that can split into multiple smaller tendrils as needed, granting them a level of close-up finesse much envied by surgeons. For some reason, some claim it is squeamishness, the Dekapusians rarely, if ever enter into any sort of medical profession.

The above image is the pre-colorization version. I am in the process of colorizing this for a future post over at Hereticwerks. I was hoping to capture a small smidgen of Windsor McCay in this creature as Little Nemo has always been a great influence on my work...


  1. Misdirection? I like the tentacles, even if they are used for things other than good. I LOVE how you draw.

    1. Yep...these are some devious critters known for sleight of ha...tentacle? Thanks for dropping by. Your comment really made my day!

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    1. Cool. This was a lot of fun to draw. Glad you liked it--hope your AEDM is going great!


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