I used to not be good at drawing swirly things like tentacles. I always got the shapes wrong...or something else was just off about them. Then one day it clicked...and I've gotten better and better at drawing those kinds of things. This one I initially sketched out, and did a pretty tight rendering of in a sketchbook. But after I got it in the computer I began to think that I wanted to change the character that was approaching the Kraken to be something more shape driven...something a little less cliche as a warrior or something...something more mysterious.
I also added in here a black and white version which was when I was about half way through with the design.
The finished color piece is available as a 13 x 19 print in the Shop