Of all the creatures that inhabit the sea, the octopus is amongst the most unusual and mysterious – not to mention worthy of our attention and celebration! Keen to learn more? Then let’s begin by creating our own cute cartoon octopus.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a black pen, and draw a curved shape in the center of your page. Bring this in at the bottom, and then add a wavy line below this on both sides to form the outline of the body.
Bring two lines down and across to form a tentacle, connecting these at the top as you flick them upwards.
Add another tentacle to the right, beside the first one…
And then add another line just inside the left of this.
Add two small oval shapes below the left tentacle…
Add a line to the side of these ovals, connecting this to the line on the right.
Now, add more half circles to the bottom left…
And repeat this on the right tentacle to create small suckers.
Bring another tentacle out to the top right…
And add a line below this, with suckers attached to the bottom.
Add a small, curved line to these suckers, and to the top ones on the left-hand tentacle.
Bring another tentacle across to the right, flicking this up at the end…
And add a curved line and suckers to the bottom of this.
Now, bring another tentacle up above this, adding a spiral to the end of this one.
Add a series of small ovals to the side…
Connect these with another curved line…
And add small dashes inside each oval.
Bring another tentacle out to the left, angling this up…
And add a line and suckers to the bottom of this.
Bring another tentacle out to the side of this, spiraling this up, and add the details as before.
Bring another wavy tentacle up on the left of the body…
Now, add a curved “U” shape to the bottom of the face, and add a curved line below this.
Add an “n” shape to the bottom of the curved “U”, and then thicken the top of this. Connect the tops of the “U” with a curved line to form the mouth.
Add two oval shapes on either side of the mouth for the eyes…
And make the edges of these a little thicker.
Add a smaller oval inside each of these, and then add a small mark in the center for the eyes.
Add two curved brows to the top of the eyes…
And then add a series of ovals and circles to the top of the head.
Use a brown pen to shade these circles, and use the same color for the edges of the tentacles, and the top of the mouth.
Now, use an orange pen to shade the main body of the octopus.
Use a yellow pen to add color to the bottom of each tentacle…
And then use a pink pen for the tongue in the mouth of your octopus.
And voila – your very own friendly cartoon octopus! Your research into these fascinating creatures is just beginning; who knows what else you will uncover?