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Not that this really has anything to do with Call of Cthulhu, but I guess that I have been influenced from the monsters of that setting. There is just something with tentacle monsters that appeals to me and not in an Asian manga kind of way (please make a note of that ;-) )

I was not sure if I was to dress the girl or not, but after a few tests, it simply looks a lot cleaner and better this way.

Painted using Photoshop with a Wacom tablet over a long period of time (painted one or two hour every now and then. Reference from different places within my own collection.

For close-ups and step-by-step process, go here: [link]
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THEJOHN59 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Belle peinture
wickitwick Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice art piece..You are 1 heck of an artist...I will be looking at what you have and i will be ordering some of your art...
henning Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot, appreciate you visiting my page :thanks:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work she's gorgeous :)
vamphose Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
flyashy Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
The usage of lighting in this is fantastic!!
NEWATLAS7 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Nice work !!
Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, sensational image.

:heart: Elle Evans
drop-asd Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
This amazing piece has been featured in The Digital Nude - a news article compiled on behalf of #DMGremlinStudios and it's also included in their journal feature. If you like the article, please fav it, leave a comment or spread the word to help us get more recognition for the artists featured. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work!
Nevrawd Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
luv your work
Shteuf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
P.E.R.F.E.C.T. :+fav:
henning Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :-)
DonnR Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
very,very good!
downcaste Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
can't tell if the tentacles are statues or live, or even turned to stone. I like that effect. This character is better in the face, she looks confident.
FlippinPhil Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Professional Photographer
Absolutely stunning, the realism has left me in awe. Love the tattoo's. :D
Pure-Emerald-Dragon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008
I have this wallpaper!
NetSeawolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent all your artwork is great
Area-44 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Digital Artist
The head is not too big. Great job, the breast detail is remarkable. So life-like
waterbender-1-8-9 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008  Student Writer
The tattoos are beautiful, and I think her face would look more intese if she had her eyes on her staff, or whatever it is she's doing, instead of toward the camera.
blueheat23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wicked intense!
ERO-47 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn ! That is PHO-TO-RE-A-LIS-TIC
Wow. I'm going to say it's totally amazing and I'm blown away first. I'm not usually a fan of nude paintings, but in this case I think you're right. She really does look best nude, and anything more would detract from the effect.
Now I'm going to tell you the only two things that reveal that this isn't a photo:

1) Her hair. The fact that it's not totally realistic doesn't really detract from the picture, but it is a tell. I wouldn't bother to change it if I were you, though, unless it really starts to bug you. Just think of it as an area you can improve when you're looking for a challenge. ;)

2) The staff. The lighting on the staff doesn't seem to have enough contrast on it to completely jive with the light source you have. The rest of the objects in the picture all have very dark shadows and very bright highlights. It's not much of a mistake, but just enough to look off. This I think you should fix.

Otherwise, I'm pretty much in love. It's amazing. Keep up the good work! ;)
Guiloart Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
oh my GOD!
gchildjr Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
Amazing artwork!!
3223223 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Awesome work!
helderm Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008
Wow! i'm speechless
Videogamejunki Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
absolutforyou Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007   Digital Artist
indeed a beautiful photo.. if you allow I insert her/it among mine preferred
nepsirch Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
very nice art work kin folk now you pry saying what do I mean by kin folk. so, I will set you mind at ease and say' this is my true last name. Hennings. and I to am an artist although not even near as good as you are. although I would love the help and any knowledge you could give me to get better
radamanthy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
All work make for you breasth ><
venomsblood Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
That body and the tattoos look sooo real :)
Lovely work!

Is that a staff?. Well its nice :D .Great background too - the tentacles.
otas32 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is a beautiful piece of work. Sensual, strong.

The only thing that stands out to me in an odd way is her hair. I don't know if it's the lighting, or the texture.
La-Puce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
The lighting on her body is especially perfect. She is definitively nicer nude... Because of her skin so nice,
and tattoo on it... Only one thing I don't understand but it's me... The way she watch is very hard.
:clap: Jack.
OutlawStudios Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
very cool piece "beautiful"very nice
koerihn Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2007
patricktoifl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks amazing!!! :) Very nice and very very professional!
Awesome!!!:D :+fav:
Trickster4eva Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
Wow... your a God when it comes to digital painting.... 0.o
JaniceDuke Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
The lighting is fantastic... and the more I look at it the more creeped out I am. Well done ;)
crcarlosrodriguez Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Really impressive!...:)
bobbyrebholz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Medusa and her should get into a fist fight. Awesome pic.
pinupdude Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Digital Artist
Very nice! My fave of the day!
The70sBoY Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007   Traditional Artist
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
Holy smokes you have a nice website and I seen the step by attended school to learn this?
henning Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, the website is getting a bit old. Should start thinking about re-designing it, lol.
I completed traditional art school 14-15 years ago, so this is basically self taught I guess :-)
bearcavestudios Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
cycoze Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Obtenebratio Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Holy fudge on a stick! When I grow up I wanna be just like you! Ha ha! ;) Great pic overall, I especially have got to give you complements on (with the fear of sounding childish and / or pervy) the nipples and breasts. Most people making these kind of pics have a tendency of overdoing it, giving tha laydeez huge oversized silly cone tits, but I think your (haha) nips look very natural.
The lighting is sick. You must have used some photo reference on that area, no? The body also appears to have weight, which is always a challenge, at least when I draw people. As far as the head goes, I'm might agree a bit with jaspergasper, but that's like winning a Ferrari and complaining that the floormats are black instead of red. Godt jobba, Henning! :)
henning Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Takker :-)
I use references for all my work (in the sense of looking at a photograph, not using photo-parts in the painting). There are simply things when it comes to light and shadows that the brain can't figure out on its own, so looking at the real thing sure helps. :-)
Domi91 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007   Interface Designer
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