How I got my inspiration for the steampunk octopus: years ago I did a ‘trial’ dive guided by a Turkish underwater guide in Izmir. We weren’t going very deep or far from shore, but we saw plenty of little fish. After swimming a while, the murky and greenish water turned a bit brighter and suddenly I saw this majestic octopus moving through the water. What a wonderful creature, so elegant and so strange..
The sea is the only embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence
– Jules Verne
To combine the movement of this natural creature with something so unnatural like machinery was my personal challenge. After browsing for ideas, I saw this image of a steampunk drawn octopus and decided to use the clock wheels I once designed for an explainer video to mimic the movement of the octopus.
See the result below 🙂