How to Draw a Cartoon Octopus

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Cartoon Octopus in 5 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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How to Draw a Cartoon Octopus - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Let's start with the head of the octupus. Create a dome shape in the middle of the page with an open space at the base.

Step 2: We will now add in the four front tentacles. Draw in four pairs of curved vertical lines that converge to a point at the bottom. Use your imagination to create the curviness and personality of the tentacles as you wish!

Step 3: Off to the left of the front tentacles, add two additional pairs of curvy lines, making the left-most back tentacles. Repeat this step off to the right of the fron tentacles. You should have eight tentacles in total at the end of this step.

Step 4: Now, return to the center of the dome and add in two evenly spaced circles with a dot in the center of each. Move down a bit and add a small curved line for the nose. Directly below this, add another curved line with a semi-circle off the bottom for the mouth. Now, above the eyes, add two small curved lines for the eyebrows. At the top of the head, add a bunch of circles to give the octupus some spots.

Step 5: Lastly, all over the tentacles add many small little dots for the suckers!

How to Draw a Cartoon Octopus - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Cartoon Octopus – Step-by-Step Tutorial