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
tabula rastopus
a more anatomically correct offering than most of my octopuses. I’ll probably do some more with this as the base - figured I’d post it before I destroy it (see the octopus who knocks). 
: gel pen: 4” x 6”
(Based on photo by wonderful photographer EunJae Im)

tabula rastopus

a more anatomically correct offering than most of my octopuses. I’ll probably do some more with this as the base - figured I’d post it before I destroy it (see the octopus who knocks). 

: gel pen
: 4” x 6”

(Based on photo by wonderful photographer EunJae Im)

the very hungry octopus 
Print available in my Etsy store!
…in stark contrast to my previous one! I wasn’t terribly happy with this one at first, but I like how it turned out - kind of children’s book illustration-y (hence the name). Might do some more like this.
: watercolors, pencil: 4” x 6”

the very hungry octopus 

Print available in my Etsy store!

…in stark contrast to my previous one! I wasn’t terribly happy with this one at first, but I like how it turned out - kind of children’s book illustration-y (hence the name). Might do some more like this.

: watercolors, pencil
: 4” x 6”

the octopus who knocks.
This one started out as a happy little pointillist octopus until I added water, forgetting that the ink I’m using (Diamine Oxblood) is not even remotely waterproof. Whoops! The results are kind of neat though.
: ink, watercolors, gel pen: 4”x6”

the octopus who knocks.

This one started out as a happy little pointillist octopus until I added water, forgetting that the ink I’m using (Diamine Oxblood) is not even remotely waterproof. Whoops! The results are kind of neat though.

: ink, watercolors, gel pen
: 4”x6”

sketchy cephalopod (will surely be adding more to this but wanted to capture it in its current minimalist state)
: gel pen: 4” x 6”

sketchy cephalopod (will surely be adding more to this but wanted to capture it in its current minimalist state)

: gel pen
: 4” x 6”

octopus of discord
: watercolors, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

octopus of discord

: watercolors, gel pen
: 4” x 6” 

a lannister always pays his cephs (with all that gold - how could I not?)
: watercolors, gold ink: 6” x 4”

a lannister always pays his cephs (with all that gold - how could I not?)

: watercolors, gold ink
: 6” x 4”

varying levels of successtopus, these next few.

varying levels of successtopus, these next few.

awkward little octopus (I rather like the imperfections that result from drawing on the shuddering trains of njtransit.): gel pen: 6” x 4”

awkward little octopus (I rather like the imperfections that result from drawing on the shuddering trains of njtransit.)

: gel pen
: 6” x 4”