hapalochlaena lunulata, the greater blue ringed octopus. the art is from camilla d'errico’s pop manga coloring book - this piece just screamed blue ringed octopus, so i wanted to color it immediately. the yellow in the eyes is actually gold.
The greater blue ringed octopus already has a potent neurotoxin which can be fatal to humans. The octopus has the poison in its saliva, but it is also held in the skin of the mantle, so touching it is potentially fatal.
I said I would draw an octopus. So here. An octopus. This is actually part of an inside joke between my friend Kokoro and I. A while back, I had a stale chocolate and illness induced dream about her vampire character, Atherin, who had been turned into a miscolored greater blue ringed octopus, and was harassing a character I RP with her a lot, Raven from Zoids. He proceeded to cuddle the fuck out of Raven and overall be adorable. I haven’t drawn ‘octorin’ in a long time and figured why not, since I’m in an octopus mood.
Anyone who makes jokes about tentacle porn will get kicked including you, NHY.