Many interesting creatures live in the fantasy forest. Faeries, Goblins, Gnomes, many a friend have explored these themes in art. My take on the forest creature has far more tentacles. Constructed primarily using scatter, I made a single tentacle, copied it around a zillion times, then hand modified their positions into more interesting clumps. Then a LOT of photoshop work, mixing real photos and straight ahead painting to make a super textural result. I wanted to let the viewer smell the dirt. Modeled in max, rendered in Brazil, everything else photoshop.