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
slow churned octopus
: watercolors, ink: 4” x 6”

slow churned octopus

: watercolors, ink
: 4” x 6”

inoculated octopus
: watercolors, gel pen, copic pen: 6” x 4”

inoculated octopus

: watercolors, gel pen, copic pen
: 6” x 4”

capering cephalopod

capering cephalopod

the golden age of octopodes: india ink on bristol board: 7” x 7”

the golden age of octopodes

: india ink on bristol board
: 7” x 7”

inkdrop octopus
: g-tec gel pen on ogami stone paper: 5” x 8”

inkdrop octopus

: g-tec gel pen on ogami stone paper
: 5” x 8”

wherewithaltopus (had more luck with the Ogami paper this time.)
: fountain pen
(edit - uploaded a cleaned up version)

wherewithaltopus (had more luck with the Ogami paper this time.)

: fountain pen

(edit - uploaded a cleaned up version)

Oops. My BFF gave me an amazing sketchbook of paper made from *stone*. Gorgeously smooth but it’s, um, taking some getting used to.
: Ogami paper, watercolors, fountain pen

Oops. My BFF gave me an amazing sketchbook of paper made from *stone*. Gorgeously smooth but it’s, um, taking some getting used to.

: Ogami paper, watercolors, fountain pen

Original artwork available in my Etsy store!
scrollwork cephalopod #2
: gel pen: 7” x 7”

Original artwork available in my Etsy store!

scrollwork cephalopod #2

: gel pen
: 7” x 7”

Print available in my Etsy store!
scrollwork cephalopod. I have to say, I’m really happy with this one. It took much longer than one would expect but drawing convincing scrollwork is definitely a challenge! Hope you guys like it too, I’d love to do more in this style.
: gel pen: 6” x 4”

Print available in my Etsy store!

scrollwork cephalopod. 
I have to say, I’m really happy with this one. It took much longer than one would expect but drawing convincing scrollwork is definitely a challenge! Hope you guys like it too, I’d love to do more in this style.

: gel pen
: 6” x 4”

why’s it have to be this waytopus (spent a rather long time on this guy but I think I’m happy with the results. this was the style of drawing that I started my octopus series with and it’s still one of my favorites.)
: gel pen: 6” x 4”

why’s it have to be this waytopus (spent a rather long time on this guy but I think I’m happy with the results. this was the style of drawing that I started my octopus series with and it’s still one of my favorites.)

: gel pen
: 6” x 4”

the octopus vanishes (have enjoyed doing these octopus outlines lately - looking forward to playing around with them more later)

the octopus vanishes (have enjoyed doing these octopus outlines lately - looking forward to playing around with them more later)