Muppetized Octopus

This is a little something I did for Sesame publishing. They needed to replace a old image of a sad octopus in a book they wanted to re-release. So, of course, I jumped at the opportunity. I was faced with the challenge of no mouth to express his sadness. In the older design, they just slapped a mouth on the octopus where there is no mouth. As I was doing some research online, the more images I looked at the more they started to blur. And, as I was clicking on image after image, something jumped out at me. The natural curve of the "web" that connects the octopus' tentacles. It started to look like a mouth of some sort. So, I just used the webbing to help express his emotion. Hope you enjoy!