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
an eraser of octopodes 
: prismacolors, pencil, gel pen: 4”x6”

an eraser of octopodes 

: prismacolors, pencil, gel pen
: 4”x6”

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.