Yuuki Tokuda is a talented illustrator behind this masterpiece. This squid was drawn with a 3D technique, and it’s almost like it’s real!
For starters, he started by drawing a simple outline of the squid and then using an airbrush to paint its shadow. It was his first time using an airbrush so he had a couple of failed attempts.
He then drew the base layer of the squid using white and grey copic markers, before relying on colored pencils to draw the details, like the eyes, tiny black spots and suckers. Finally, he relied on a white copic marker to draw the final details, like the glistening effect of the squid’s body and its tentacles.
To show off the progress he has made in the last two years, Tokuda also posted side by side pictures of his first attempt from two years ago, and his most recent one.
Interestingly, this isn’t Yuuki Tokuda’s first hyper-realistic drawing. In the past he has also drawn a very realistic-looking moray eel, a pile of endame, and even a cooked chicken wing.