How to Draw a Baby Octopus

With their eight legs and curious bone structure, the octopus is a mysterious creature who is all too often misunderstood. We made it our mission to celebrate these fascinating creatures through the power of art – read on to see how!


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved “n” shape, slightly angled, in the center of your page. Flick the bottom of this out slightly on both sides.


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Add a wavy “hook” to either side of this main shape.


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Add a second wavy shape to the bottom of the first…


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And follow this with another “hook” shape below on both sides.


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Add another wavy line inside each of those you just drew.


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Connect these bottom shapes together with curves, and create a point at the ends for two tentacles. Add small oval shapes to the bottom for the suckers.


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Add points to the lines above these, and add more suckers to the bottom…


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And then repeat this with the curved lines above.


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Follow this by doing the same on the curved lines at the top…


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And then add two small rings to the face for eyes, above a curved, cheerful mouth.


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Add marks to the top of the eyes to create small lashes…


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And use a yellow pen for the suckers at the bottom.


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Use a pink pen to add spots of color to the cheeks, small marks above the eyes, and to the right of the face.


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Use a lighter pink pen for the rest of the body, leaving small white dots on the left of the head.


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Finally, grab a pink pencil and add a large oval to the bottom of the body, shading this in with the pink.


And voila – a friendly, adorable octopus, just waiting for his new name; but what will you decide on?

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