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Octobear by Damien Mason

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What started as an exercise in drawing tenticles somehow ended up as an exercise in shadows. It was hard to lay down flat colour over the shapes I had spent hours drawing, but in the end I think it works better that way. I’ve also added a version that is just the linework, if you’re in to that kind of thing.

I am a web designer, flash developer and illustrator. I live in Bendigo with my lovely wife Cheryl and out little kids Oscar and Lily and hope one day to own turtles. I have a special part of my heart reserved for brightly coloured vector art. And monkeys.

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  • Octochimp Designs
    Octochimp Designsover 4 years ago

    haha, nice work man. But it could do with being slightly more… chimpy.

  • You know I even did a search on RedBubble for bear/octopus combinations to make sure I wasn’t redoing someone else’s idea.. but I didn’t think to search for chimp/octopus :)

    – Damien Mason

  • o0OdemocrazyO0o
    o0OdemocrazyO0oover 4 years ago


  • musicaldruid
    musicaldruidover 4 years ago

    Very cute Damien!

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Leeover 4 years ago

    And here it is! I like the inclusion of the arms as well.

  • Yeah, I’m glad I posted the journal for feedback, it was Sven’s comment that made me think about yeah, just going straight to a teddy bear instead of the weird monster.

    – Damien Mason

  • nickconlon
    nickconlonover 4 years ago

    haha thats great!

  • Octochimp Designs
    Octochimp Designsover 4 years ago

    maybe we should arrange a collaboration work where Octochimp and Octobear have a fight… seeing as how both characters are such badasses.

  • Alice Oates
    Alice Oatesover 4 years ago

    Awesome! bit weird, but awesome!

  • kangarookid
    kangarookidover 4 years ago

    this is so awesome!

  • fizzgig
    fizzgigover 4 years ago


  • Cantus
    Cantusabout 3 years ago

    How strange, I was just searching for my octo-bear and found yours instead. I didn’t realise there were two, perhaps they’re related?

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