So, here's what I came up with. I obviously didn't spend a lot of time on the background. I may come back to do another pass to add a little more "wet" to the skin, but for now you have, Octobot. Lineart in illustrator and color in photoshop with custom brushes. I'm still experimenting with new brushes. I'm also not a huge fan of the long skinny tentacle on the right, doesn't really fit with the rest of the guy, the highlights could use some serious softening... anywho, it is what it is.