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
do you still fear the octopodes?
: fountain pen ink, squid ink, colored pencil: 4” x 6” 

do you still fear the octopodes?


: fountain pen ink, squid ink, colored pencil
: 4” x 6” 

heavy like a first day cephalopod
: fountain pen ink, squid ink, colored pencil: 4” x 6” 

heavy like a first day cephalopod

: fountain pen ink, squid ink, colored pencil
: 4” x 6” 

shmeh.

shmeh.

meh.

meh.

also realized that embossing powder does not work at all on this kind of paper. fail. 

also realized that embossing powder does not work at all on this kind of paper. fail. 

the next four octopuses are, by all accounts, dreadfully boring. finally got around to buying the right kind of paper for use with all the lovely fountain pen inks I’ve bought recently & wanted to give it a try. 

the next four octopuses are, by all accounts, dreadfully boring. finally got around to buying the right kind of paper for use with all the lovely fountain pen inks I’ve bought recently & wanted to give it a try. 

so what-topus: watercolors, gel pen, squid ink
: 6” x 4” 

so what-topus

: watercolors, gel pen, squid ink

: 6” x 4” 

whoops! forgot to upload these blue & green guys earlier. 
luck of the octopus
: watercolors, gel pen
: 6” x 4” 

whoops! forgot to upload these blue & green guys earlier. 

luck of the octopus

: watercolors, gel pen

: 6” x 4” 

mellified octopus for @tdelucci
: watercolors: 6” x 4” 

mellified octopus for @tdelucci

: watercolors
: 6” x 4” 

whirling dervishephalopod
: watercolors: 4” x 6” 

whirling dervishephalopod

: watercolors
: 4” x 6” 

accostopus
: watercolors: 6” x 4”  

accostopus

: watercolors
: 6” x 4”