Saturday, August 31, 2013

How to Draw An Octopus

This how to draw worksheet below may be printed for personal use. It will give the young artist confidence in drawing.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your sketch of an octopus does not turn out the way you hoped it would do not give up no one is as critical of their work as much as a true artist, you are learning. Learning to draw takes practice so draw every day, and come back daily and print off another worksheet and try it- soon you will be an artist. You may have a special talent for drawing one thing and not another so try different projects and draw a lot of different stuff, I have a lot of worksheets to choose from so do something different every day and soon you will find what your talent is.

How to Draw an Octopus Worksheet

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The body of the octopus looks like a big toe or a blubbery bag: draw it as an oblong circle and a bump at the top for the eye, behind the bump, add another for the eye on the other side. There is a ridge between the eyes, but it is not on all octopuses so don't go nuts trying to get it right.

The tentacles can go any way you want; they can be as long as you want or short since there are different types of octopuses. Draw the ones in front, closest to you, first. Start with an outline lightly at first.  For interest have one go up so the body is behind it. After you have the first two just right draw the others behind.

The suction cups are on the bottom side in rows that get smaller as they go toward the tip.  Have them wrap around a bit for interest and to show the detail. Draw them as ovals since you see most of them on the side view if you draw a view of the bottom of a tentacle the suction cups will be a circle.

After the front tentacles take shape then draw the ones behind them. Do them one at a time so each one is behind the others.

You can color the octopus almost any way you want: some are very colorful with spots and splashes.

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