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The Cephalopoda Sciuridae (Octopus - Squirrel)

A small amphibious mammal which has a tendency to hoard it's food in secluded spaces. Although it can survive on land it seems to prefer an aquatic environment. It feeds mainly on underwater vegetation but will also eat small fish.

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Kitten-of-Kaos Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this cute little guy and wish that I could have one as a pet. Funnily enough, I had been looking for a puppy/octopus splice as I'd just dreamt of one, but the mouse splice is just too adorable.
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Xiff Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, yeah it's not quite a puppy but if you were looking for a [insert cute thing here] + octopus combo then I guess this would fill that quota.
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hmhankypanky Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
absolutely amazing :) love the idea ^^
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
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almost-lucid Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
... Ah! :omfg:

Awesome work.
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you enjoy it.
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ingrid-katana Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool xD
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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ingrid-katana Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yw c:
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K-E-M Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Absolutely stunning! What a great idea!
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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rainbowboysxoxo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Aww it's so adorable! I want one!
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sure your not the only one.
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margotdent Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Congratulations on being a Splice "Create A Creature" contest semi-finalist! The director of Splice, Vincenzo Natali, had this to say about your entry:
"What is it with gastropods?! This obsession is getting out of control. But I like it. And in this case I love mixing it up with something cute. Always a good combination."

On a personal note: ADORABLE.
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, I wouldn't really call it obsession. I just think tentacles lend themselves so well to the "creature" aspect.

On a personal note: THANKS!
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Jiori-Seth Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
GROSS!

Very cool. I like its little arms. Interesting animal choices.
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, thanks.
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sketcherjak Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
ha ha! This one is awesome.
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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navalatanjjnn Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Oh! love this its so cuttteee!!!!
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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scauntay Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
haha that is awesome. reminds me of ursula in little mermaid in a way.
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its the fat little arms that does it.
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NatureForTheFuture Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:clap: Congratulations on the semifinals!!!! :clap:
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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NatureForTheFuture Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup:
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MzzAzn Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Just so you know, I'm absolutely in love with this entry ^^
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to know
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krittermaker Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
this is beyond amaizing!! and kinda cute :D
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is so awesome! I love the way it all flows together as if it is truly meant to be a true creature. The side story is really cute. I am so excited to see an a sculpture make it this far in the contest. Super Good Luck! :giggle:
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Its kinda funny. I just started sculpting without any real plan. I had a very vague idea in my head, thats it. I just kept adding to it till I was happy with it.
Originally I was thinking it was going to have a tail but after I made the bulb for the head I realized there was no room for it. I also hadn't intended on the suction cups but once I started putting them on they just looked amazing. The story was also made up on the spot when I submitted it.

So in short, Absolutely nothing about this sculpture was planned past me saying I want to combine a squirrel and an octopus.

Thats enough ranting from me. Thanks for the support.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Your welcome!

That is awesome! I find that when I just let myself create as I go my works come out better. It is almost like if we think to much the art misses out.
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That makes sense in an illogical sort of way.
But then again who ever said you need to be logical to make art?
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:nod:
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linoone131 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
lolz that would be so random to find that jumping in the trees! xD
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not too sure if it can jump. I think it would be a little hard without actual legs.
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vindurza Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
that's disturbing
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
But disturbingly cute.
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Canankk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Best luck! So beautiful :clap: :clap:
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the support.
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tstn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
eeeee! octopus hybrid! <3 I love octopi. <333 it doesn't look particularly deadly, it's more like satan's secret overly cute octosquirrel pet. :P it's so cool! how big is it in real life? just curious. 'cause those tentacles look like a hellload of work. x.x
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, being deadly wasn't part of the criteria. I was looking at all the other entries and thought
"Why would scientists make such awful, terrible killing machines?"
So I decided to make something that is relatively harmless.

As for how big it is. The sculpture is about 2½in tall, 4½in wide, and 6in front to back. There are also 130 suction cups spread across all the tentacles. It took about an hour per tentacle to get them all on.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Traditional Artist
I think what I like most about this, is that is really is a creation, a sculpture, as it were. Almost like it's more than a concept.
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Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just think its easier for me to show what I think with clay than with other mediums.
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GoGo-T-W Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's wonderful.
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AlbinoHat Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
This is just genius. I really hope this wins! Well done!
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the support.
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Drauphner Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Original, splicy cuteness, it is damn cool, the colors you used and the squirrel's face are just genius!
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:iconxiff:
Xiff Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I didn't quite know how to paint it so I just sorta went for it.
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