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
in small octopuses forgotten (just recalled the title of my archaeology textbook back when I was a 13-year-old nerd attending CTY - “In Small Things Forgotten”) better and brighter scan forthcoming!
: watercolors: 4” x 6” 

in small octopuses forgotten (just recalled the title of my archaeology textbook back when I was a 13-year-old nerd attending CTY - “In Small Things Forgotten”) better and brighter scan forthcoming!

: watercolors
: 4” x 6” 

unvoiced octopus
: 4” x 6” 

unvoiced octopus

: 4” x 6” 

subclavius cephalopod
: 4” x 6” 

subclavius cephalopod

: 4” x 6” 

insensate cephalopod
: 4” x 6” 

insensate cephalopod

: 4” x 6” 

interfering octopus
: fountain pen: 4” x 6” 

interfering octopus

: fountain pen
: 4” x 6” 

a day in the lifetopus - photo by M. 
(At Porta, one of my favorite restaurants in Asbury Park. Their big beautiful bar is the perfect spot for breaking out my cephalopod sketchbook!)

a day in the lifetopus - photo by M. 

(At Porta, one of my favorite restaurants in Asbury Park. Their big beautiful bar is the perfect spot for breaking out my cephalopod sketchbook!)

maraschinoctopus: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder: 1.5” x 1.5”

maraschinoctopus

: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder
: 1.5” x 1.5”

tentacle fuget : fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder: 1.5” x 1.5”

tentacle fuget

 : fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder
: 1.5” x 1.5”

pyrrhic octopus
: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder: 1.5” x 1.5”

pyrrhic octopus

: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder
: 1.5” x 1.5”

just for showtopus
: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder: 1.5” x 1.5”

just for showtopus

: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder
: 1.5” x 1.5”

octopus in the middle: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder: 1.5” x 1.5”

octopus in the middle

: fountain pen ink, squid ink, embossing powder

: 1.5” x 1.5”