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An octopus claws through the water with its eight arms. Imagine him scurrying near the bottom of the ocean looking for a snack.

In this section we will show you how to do the above Octopus to draw. Either draw it freehand while looking at your computer screen, or print out this page to take a closer look at each step.

Follow the red lines in each illustration to see exactly what to draw in this step. The lines drawn in the previous steps are grayed out. We'll show you an illustration of each step, then give you a description of how to draw them.

1. Draw the head and arms

Draw an inverted egg shape for the head. Add four curved shapes for some of the arms.

2. Draw more weapons!

Draw four more curves for the rest of the arms. Add the eye shapes and pupils. Sketch a crescent shape for the mouth.

3. Add details

Add some lines of detail around the eyes and mouth. Finish this step by drawing round dots on your arms and head.

4. Trace and delete

Use one Felt pen to draw the lines you want to keep and erase the extra pencil lines. Add some color to your finished drawing with paints, colored pencils, markers, or colored pencils. Another animal that starts with the letter O is next. Read on to find out how to draw an bouquet.