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
worsted weightopus
: watercolors, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

worsted weightopus

: watercolors, gel pen
: 4” x 6” 

simoom cephalopod
: watercolors: 4” x 6” 

simoom cephalopod

: watercolors
: 4” x 6” 

claret cephalopod (thought the red would be much more viscous and bold. fail.)
: gel pen, stamp pad ink: 4” x 6” 

claret cephalopod (thought the red would be much more viscous and bold. fail.)

: gel pen, stamp pad ink
: 4” x 6” 

a ceph named charlie. (note to self: do not ask boyfriend for help naming octopuses.)
: copic pen: 6” x 4” 

a ceph named charlie. (note to self: do not ask boyfriend for help naming octopuses.)

: copic pen
: 6” x 4” 

her middle name was octopus
: copic pen: 4” x 6” 

her middle name was octopus

: copic pen
: 4” x 6” 

king nightopus
: gel pen, fountain pen, watercolor pencil: 4” x 6”  

king nightopus

: gel pen, fountain pen, watercolor pencil
: 4” x 6”  

anthem for the cephalopod at dusk (better scan forthcoming.)
: copic pen: 4” x 6” 

anthem for the cephalopod at dusk (better scan forthcoming.)

: copic pen
: 4” x 6” 

the dilemma of being a cephalopod
: copic pen: 4” x 6”

the dilemma of being a cephalopod

: copic pen
: 4” x 6”

emptied octopus
: copic pen: 4” x 6”

emptied octopus

: copic pen
: 4” x 6”

unladen octopus
: copic pen: 4” x 6”

unladen octopus

: copic pen
: 4” x 6”

these scans turned out a little lighter than the originals are, but you get the idea.
infinitely subdivisible octopus: copic pen: 4” x 6”

these scans turned out a little lighter than the originals are, but you get the idea.

infinitely subdivisible octopus
: copic pen
: 4” x 6”