Octopus Sketch

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3D rendering of an octopus. The head and eyes are spheres, and the arms are made of cylinders. This sketch is created with an older version of Processing. Octopus drawing - step 2. Extend two long, loosely 'S' shaped curved lines from the circle. Allow the lines to be nearly parallel to one another, connecting at the end in a rounded point.

In this drawing tutorial we’ll show you how to draw a Octopus in 6 easy steps. This Free step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Octopus.

This is a simple lesson designed for beginners and kids with real easy to follow steps. Feel free to print this page and use as a drawing tutorial.

Octopus Sketch

Here are five fun facts about the Octopus you might find educational.

  1. It is a marine animal classified as a mollusk (soft bodied animals).
  2. The octopus is characterized by a soft body with a well-developed brain and by eight arms bearing two rows of suckers each.
  3. An octopus spends much of its life in hiding.
  4. Many species such as common octopus can grow to about 1 meter (about 3 ft) long.
  5. Octopuses are highly intelligent, probably the most intelligent of all invertebrates (animals without a backbone).
Octopus pics to draw

Step 1: Draw the outline of the head.

Step 2: Add more body.

Step 3: Add the first of the tentacles.

Step 4: Draw the eyes and another tentacle.

Step 5: Add two more tentacles and the eye detail.

Step 6: Add more body details and finish the eye.

Octopus Sketch

Use the following sketch as an example of how your drawing should look.

Shade in the sketch like the following image.

There are about 50 different kinds of octopus and they belong to a marine group call mollusks. I was interested to learn that if an octopus loses an arm, another arm will grow in its place. All in all, I think he's a strange looking fellow!

Concentration Is Required

Here is my simple version of a cartoon octopus.

To rate octopus drawings on degree of difficulty, I think it would be something to try once your level of confidence allows you to experiment and accept all results as part of the process.

While I'm content with these images in my 2nd year of hobby artistry, I didn't feel completely sure about obtaining a good resemblance.

The eight arms require good concentration. On the picture I was copying from, I kept my finger on each tentacle that I drew so I could keep track of where I was and where it curled.

I was glad my octopus drawing was in pencil because I had the correct suspicion that I'd need to do copious erasing. Don't worry if you need to erase, even expert artists do that!

Octopus Drawing

These are the times when I'm very grateful that graphite is my medium of choice.

Octopus Sketch Free Printing

If your interest lies with animals of the sea, then you may like to try doing some easy turtle drawings for your next triumphant moment.