Blue-Ringed and Blood Shot

Edited November 6th, 2017, to link up the art supplies.
Updated November 22nd, 2017, to note the passing of Gumball on November 21st. R.I.P., Gumball.

A colorful. close-up drawing of a cartoon blue-ringed octopus with a blood-shot eye, rings that escape into the water, and bubbles all around.
Blue Ringed and Blood Shot. Copic Multiliner SP 0.3, Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens, and Derwent Inktense pencils on Fluid 4 x 6 cold press watercolor block. October 24th, 2017.

This was actually drawn on the 24th of last month. I sat down to draw with a purpose in mind: To make a suitable graphic for my next post on Medium. I ended up drawing an octopus, which, frankly, happens more often than it should.

I’ll probably never post about octopuses on Medium. I can’t swim, I’ve never owned a salt water aquarium, and Gumball at the Aquarium of the Pacific is in hiding every time I visit—so all I know about octopuses I’ve learned from reading what someone else already knew.

I know enough to hazard a guess, though, that if a blue ringed octopus had a bloodshot eye, the vessels probably wouldn’t be red.

Why post a piece I’ll never put to good use? So my wife can see it later.

Why post it now? Because I’d like to get at the next sheet on that watercolor block!