The process was relatively simple, because I was just making an octopus statue out of Sculpey polymer clay. You basically roll eight clay snakes, smush them together, paint it, and you get this:
Muppet Octopus: rear view
Muppet Octopus with Kermit the Frog, Gonzo, and Rizzo the Rat for scale.
I like how he turned out, but because he's made of baked clay and he's very tentacley, I'm sure he's going to smash into a million pieces one of these days. I haven't made very many of these "from scratch," and that's the biggest reason why. That and I need some sculpting lessons.
Anyway. Muppet Octopus. Who knew?