Octopus tattoo play

I recently spent a day in a tattoo design class.  The sketches on the left are some initial playing with ideas, the one on the right was roughly drawn on an actual arm*, to get the proper non-flat shape. That outline was then copied onto plastic and then traced back on paper for some refining.

ocotopus tattoo

A3 pencil

* It was the tutor’s arm.  It’s a dedicated tutor who takes their shirt off to allow students to draw on him in felt pen!