Dance of the Octopi

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Dance of the Octopi by Amy Crook

Dance of the Octopi by Amy Crook

I can almost imagine sleeping in a room with one wall papered with dancing octopi, squid and jellyfish, all swimming in their Victorian frame of swaying seaweed. Though, actually, once I get the colors adjusted to my satisfaction, I may upload the design to Spoonflower and see about making some pyjama pants out of it, so I can sleep cool in my underwater dreams.

I drew the individual pieces up with pen and ink, and then scanned them in simple black, adding color as I worked with the design. There’s no original per se for this one, just a bunch of sketches in a couple of sketchbooks. At some point I’ll need to crop just one panel out for repeating properly, but I want to adjust the blue background and purple squid first.

Now you can better imagine the Octopi as wallpaper/curtains: Click here!

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3 Responses to “Dance of the Octopi”

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  1. Birdy Diamond, Roving Robin & Paranormal Diva says:

    Yes, pls to Spoonflower!
    That would indeed make kyool fabric! 🙂

    Are you a current Spoonflower person?
    Would love to follow you if so. :>

  2. Amy says:

    I’m not yet a Spoonflower person, I haven’t refined any of my ideas enough yet. I’ll be sure to let the world know when I set it up! 😉