Pink Octopus

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Pink Octopus by Amy Crook

Pink Octopus by Amy Crook

A few years back (2006 says the signature!), we visited the Baltimore Aquarium when they had their octopus. He was just so adorable, pink and friendly, and he had this little puzzle-box full of shrimp that we declared was his purse. I spent a long time watching him, studying the way his limbs met his body and the decidedly un-graceful curls and squiggles of his long tentacles, especially the way they attenuated at the very ends.

So, when I got home, I had to draw him! I gave him a purse full of shrimp, and used my “Prawn” copic marker to color him. I ran across him while I was looking for some other files, and I thought I’d share him with you as a lazy Saturday post.

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4 Responses to “Pink Octopus”

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  1. Sinclair says:

    She’s quite a character – I could see a whole animated series around her.
    So dearest – when are you going to give people more ways to experience your art?
    As in 1,000’s at a time.

  2. Amy says:

    Thanks! I’m amused that you’ve switched his gender, though I suppose with the purse it’s a reasonable assumption. 😉 Which is of course why we were amused he had a purse full of shrimp.

    And, um… Just as soon as I figure out what those ways would be? *sheepish*

  3. Gretchen says:

    Pink! Octopus! With Purse! Somehow I missed him before.

  4. Amy says:

    I think you’ve seen him before, but yes, purse! He’s all set up with his tasty shrimpies.