(Too many other ideas have floated away when I didn't do the same . . . )
ADDED: Just added a quick color version of the sketch above.
|Digitally colored using PhotoShop|
|Inked Octopus character for a children's book idea set in an underwater setting|
|Original pencil sketch design of my Octopus character for my newest children's book story|
I thought adding a long neck/torso would make the octopus look unique enough. I also envision him walking on four arms and using the remaining limbs as arms. Like all characters I create, this one will be redrawn, adjusted and hopefully improved to have a unique character look.