All in a row…..

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…like ducks…tentacly ducks….

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From The Childhood Stamp Collection

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…via the sketch book…scan-2scan-3scan-4scan-5scan-6scan-7

…a little something I jammed out whilst taking a pre-shop-close break…

…seed planted by Scotty…who talked murals then never got back….

…Scotty, phone home.

…(shit…not much brain space for drawing or posting at the moment…whoda thought telling everyone you’re closing their favourite record shop would cause soooo much chaos…thank the little baby Jesus it’s not  Christmas any time soon….)

…(stamp collection seems to end in 1976 with the Xmas issue of that year…I would’ve been 13/14…mmm….records…..).

…(really in love with that 4 colour ballpoint pen…it’s so messy!).

Do It Yourself Octopied

….pencil in where your octopus will be…(which don’t show up that well so, no photo)…

…fill in the spaces with white…IMG_1150…give the white spaces a black border….IMG_1151…add red to the tongue & eyes…IMG_1152…cover white and black bordered bits with yellow…IMG_1153…cover the yellow with green…(add blue to the spit round the tongue)…IMG_1187…spots…like the leopard,  any self discerning octopus is nothing without spots….IMG_1188…dry brush in some shadow at the appropriate junctures…and white highlights on the spit…IMG_1409….finish with a black outline….IMG_1412…hang it on the wall….IMG_1413

…now you try.