Takoyaki is a popular Japanese street food; they're dumplings made of wheat flour batter, bits of octopus, and topped with okonomi sauce and Japanese mayonaise... But what if those little round street snacks had eight little legs and a face? Then they'd be literally too cute to eat!! Plus a Squishable Takoyaki Octopus would be both an animal AND a Comfort Food at the same time!
I have been drawing since before I was in preschool. I also love to design and create things (including my own stuffed animals), so I thought this contest was right up my alley. A lot of my art is Japanese-influenced in some way, because Japanese culture is one of my major interests.