by Caleb Goellner

How to Draw an Octopus Tentacle With Brian Kesinger

Story Artist Brian Kesinger has drawn a bit of everything over the past two decades at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Working as a layout artist, concept illustrator and even a voice actor, he's had to contort his skills any number of directions to suit the needs of films such as Winnie the Pooh, Bolt, Home on the Range, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Tarzan and Wreck-It Ralph. It's no wonder, then, that he'd be an expert at drawing the limberest of limbs, the octopus tentacle.

Here Kesinger demonstrates how to:

- Think of tentacles as characters unto themselves

- Map out sucker placement

- Make a shape appear to twist

- Use perspective to show scale


For more tutorials, visit Wacom's YouTube channel.