A pastel drawing from a recent sketch-session in Berlin:

Octo-hero! The walking octopus

Kneel down before Octo-Hero!

May it please our new eight-legged overlord! To whom this was a homage to.
I’m all serious! If the octopus from this clip is not the most heroic creature that ever walketh the earth…

…. and did you know they have brains in each of their arms?

Thanks to Heiko, Nadia and David for the fun drawing session, the idea aaaand the tip with the Puppet Warp tool in Photoshop. I didn’t even know it existed. If you ever have to animate an octopi, then try it – the tool was made for this job.