I started with sketches on Saturday night around 7pm or so. He didn't want a pink octopus because pink is too "girly," but I kinda convinced him otherwise, since it needed to be a light color to contrast against the blue-ness of the wall ("What about orange?"). Decided on a RED-pink. RED-pink is okay. Was also asked to not make it "too cartoony" to prevent it from looking too much like "a kid's room". Demanding! Haha. Did a drawing based on another sketch of an octopus posted in this blog from a few months back, but it needed to look like an octopus "for a boy's room," so naturally it is weapon wielding.
Then I transferred the drawing onto the wall and painted until 2am (with dinner and brownie breaks in between-- lasagna and brownies completely prepared/cooked/baked by Colin). Started back up on Sunday for another 2 hours or so for some finishing touches, and voila.
Wish I had better pics, but:
And some close-ups.