Weekend Art Challenge – Octopus Day

Welcome to our most recent art challenge where we set the task of celebrating Octopus Day. Our students have surpassed themselves! The standard of work here is absolutely superb! World Octopus Day celebrates one of the most distinctive creatures living on the planet today and each and every painting and drawing that our students have created captures their majestic and mysterious qualities beautifully.

Our featured image this week is an illustration by student Paul Sargeant. Scroll to read about the illustration and the inspiration behind it, we feel it is stunning and hope you all do too.

Well done to each and every one of you who took part this week, a pat on the back to you. if you would like to take part in our challenges, please feel free. We post them once a week every Friday here on the blog. Come along and join in the fun!!

Ball point and gel pens.  R. Spilling. 
Hardika Patel
Rabia Naseer
Octopus Day- be strong – painted in watercolour
Tomasz Jarzebowski 
This is an acrylic sketch of an octopus
Norman Tharby
Heidi Stangeland
Sophie Murphy
LJ Collingbourne
I’d like to be, under the sea, in an Octopuses garden in the shade. I got very messy doing this outside with pastels and had great fun.
Dinah Barker
Rabia Nasser
Lianne Jorisa
Natalie Davies
Emma Miller
Ethne Dian
his octopus is an old one that I did to thank the bar staff at our Spanish bridge club. (If anyone is interested, the octopus sports a gaussian blur!)
Audrey Quinton
For this weekend challenge I’ve used wet water coloured pencil’s, bindis, and cut out seashells. And to add character, googly eyes.
Nina Phllips
A little Octopus fineliner and watercolour illustration for this weekends challenge. Have always loved the Octopus, their intelligence and alien-like form and movement. I blubbed my way through the ending of the documentary My Octopus Teacher, which just made me love them even more. A beautiful, sentient creature that we will probably never fully understand.
Paul Sargeant

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