How To Draw A Cute Octopus

Learning how to draw a cute octopus is super easy when using a kawaii art style. This is a great beginner tutorial or for anyone who just wants to make a cute octopus : )

Our version is based on our kawaii style which might look similar to those in Japanese cartoons (anime). We focus on larger eyes and rounded shapes and nothing too detailed (at least for the octopus).

So grab a pen and paper and follow along!

If you’d like to see our other “sea creature” tutorial, you can check out our latest kawaii koi fish tutorial as well!

Did You Know?
Octopuses have three hearts
Octopuses have blue blood


Art Supplies

Here’s a list of coloring supplies we recommend to use, however, feel free to use whatever you can find around the house!

If you are already a fan of a particular marker/coloring brand you may want to check out a few of our other guides such for popular brands such as Ohuhu markers, Artzea and Prismacolor markers.

Otherwise, just pick whatever coloring tools you have around the house (crayons, markers, pencil crayons etc.) and just have some fun!

A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • You can change the heart accessory to whatever you want! (Star? Diamond?)
  • Even though we used a pink color, you can change it to blue or something else and maybe create your own unique version. It’s fun to experiment!

Let’s Draw A Cute Octopus – Step By Step

Step 1: Let’s start our kawaii octopus drawing with a cute little heart angled a bit sideways.
Step 2: Draw a perfect curve touching the heart. If it helps, you can use anything round as a guide.
Step 3: Next are the tentacles. We don’t need to create eight legs but for a start, draw four wide zigzag strokes. No need to have pointy edges for a softer look.
Step 4: Start making the face by drawing two round circles for the eyes. Add a smaller circle inside each. You may already shade the outer portion black. For that cute look, add a short stroke on each eye for the eyelash.
Step 5: Add three short diagonal strokes on each sides of her cheeks. Draw a smiley curve right in the middle space between the eyes, too.
Step 6: Draw additional legs by adding little v-strokes in the gaps between the four legs we previously did.
Step 7: For that kawaii look, add a round blush on each cheek!
Step 8: Coloring time! The pink shade made this kawaii octopus an adorable one! Feel free to choose your version and have fun!

Want More?

We’ve made a lot of tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We have printable step by step instruction guides to help you learn to draw all of our tutorials.

Or maybe you want to color? We have printable kawaii coloring pages. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Kawaii Octopus Coloring Page

Here’s where you can download the kawaii octopus coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

Download Printable Kawaii Octopus Coloring Page


Download Printable Instructions: How To Draw A Kawaii Octopus

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this octopus can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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