I started drawing an octopus every day since October of 2010 - over 700 and counting! Check out the archive view for the full effect. I haven't been updating as much recently but please stay tuned for more sporadic cephalopods!

You can also find prints and originals of my pieces on etsy.


if wishes were octopuses...
©2013 rupa dasGupta
sutured cephalopod
: ink, gel pen: 6” x 4.5” 

sutured cephalopod

: ink, gel pen
: 6” x 4.5” 

tying the knotopus

Apologies for the recents gaps in the octopus record, dear readers! I’ve actually drawn a bunch recently that I’ve been too lazy to scan just yet - but that being said, I’ll still probably be a bit behind for the forseeable future. Reason being: I’m getting married!

engaged!

(me and my fiancé shortly after he dropped down to both knees and popped the question. peep that black sapphire engagement ring!)

Octopuses are of course my pride and joy, but planning for our wedding at the end of October is going to be taking up a lot of my time for the next 4 months. 

Btw, here’s a sneak peek at where I’m getting married (Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ). Who needs elephants at your wedding when you can have sharks?

On that note… I have a wedding to save up for, so if you’ve ever wanted to buy an octopus from me, now’s the time :D http://anoctopusaday.etsy.com

summery cephalopod
: watercolors
: 6” x 4.5” 

summery cephalopod

: watercolors

: 6” x 4.5” 

internalized octopus
: ink, embossing powder: 4.5” x 6”  

internalized octopus

: ink, embossing powder
: 4.5” x 6”  

wandering octopus
: watercolors, embossing powder
: 6” x 4.5” 

wandering octopus

: watercolors, embossing powder

: 6” x 4.5” 

iberian octopus
: watercolors, embossing powder: 4.5” x 6”  

iberian octopus

: watercolors, embossing powder
: 4.5” x 6”  

suggested cephalopod
: gouache, embossing powder: 4.5” x 6”  

suggested cephalopod

: gouache, embossing powder
: 4.5” x 6”  

budding octopus (how old am I again? 12? yeesh. terribly goofy, this one.)
: watercolors, embossing powder, gouache: 4.5” x 6” 

budding octopus (how old am I again? 12? yeesh. terribly goofy, this one.)

: watercolors, embossing powder, gouache
: 4.5” x 6” 

cephalopod all these years (I’ve decided that I don’t really like pastels/charcoals for drawing octpuses. ah well.)
: pastel, charcoal: 4” x 6” 

cephalopod all these years (I’ve decided that I don’t really like pastels/charcoals for drawing octpuses. ah well.)

: pastel, charcoal
: 4” x 6” 

subcutaneous cephalopod. (a better one forthcoming, @gillyarcht! I think this is the first octopus I’ve attempted with charcoal. not successful, but fun. drawn with the gorgeous object that is the e+m clutch pencil.)
: charcoal: 4” x 6” 

subcutaneous cephalopod. (a better one forthcoming, @gillyarcht! I think this is the first octopus I’ve attempted with charcoal. not successful, but fun. drawn with the gorgeous object that is the e+m clutch pencil.)

: charcoal
: 4” x 6” 

entangled octopus. a couple dozen lines too many.
: gel pen, copic pen
: 4” x 6” 

entangled octopus. a couple dozen lines too many.

: gel pen, copic pen

: 4” x 6”