So I was scrolling through tumblr today and I came across a post linking to this tweet. It’s a video of a truly adorable little umbrella octopus with little ear-like flaps on top of it’s head. I think it’s called a Dumbo Octopus. Anyway, I was inspired to draw it.
I decided it needed bubbles.
What else would be funny in the bathtub?
Why do illustrators always draw these old-fashioned claw-footed bathtubs, even though no house built in the last half century actually has them? Well, just think what a modern bathtub looks like. A basin inside a box that fits flush to the walls. It’s not curvy or fun in the least. Boring. Claw-footed tubs are much more fun to draw.
Yeah, I know. I forgot the faucet.
Actually, I didn’t forget so much as chose not to draw it because A. I don’t really like how it looks, B. I thought it would distract from the bubbles, and C. I didn’t think it was necessary to convey the idea. 🙂
Here’s the finished version. The first sketch showed him in mid-air over the water, as if caught in mid-leap. Once I drew it, I decided he kind of looked like he was already in the water. I think it would work either way, but I already did a mid-leap image last time. I thought drawing bubbles in this would be fun, so I put him underwater. Same font as the other one: Komika Boo.