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
Print available in my Etsy store!
so now you knowtopus (might add more to this.): watercolors, pencil: 6” x 4”

Print available in my Etsy store!

so now you knowtopus (might add more to this.)

: watercolors, pencil
: 6” x 4”

Print available in my Etsy store!
push the sky awaytopus: watercolors, colored pencil, gel pen: 6” x 4” 

Print available in my Etsy store!

push the sky awaytopus

: watercolors, colored pencil, gel pen
: 6” x 4” 

Print available in my Etsy store!
embryonic octopus (aka this is your brain on octopodes)
: watercolors, copic marker ink, colored pencil, gel pen: 6” x 4”

Print available in my Etsy store!

embryonic octopus (aka this is your brain on octopodes)

: watercolors, copic marker ink, colored pencil, gel pen
: 6” x 4”

octopus in transit: watercolors, colored pencil, gel pen: 6” x 4”

octopus in transit

: watercolors, colored pencil, gel pen
: 6” x 4”

craquelured cephalopod: watercolors, copic pen: 6” x 4”

craquelured cephalopod

: watercolors, copic pen
: 6” x 4”

anti-gravity octopus: watercolors, gel pen: 6” x 4”

anti-gravity octopus

: watercolors, gel pen
: 6” x 4”

adrift and at peacetopus (or perhaps just peachtopus)
: watercolors, copic pen, charcoal: 4” x 6’ 

adrift and at peacetopus (or perhaps just peachtopus)

: watercolors, copic pen, charcoal
: 4” x 6’ 

ceremonial cephalopod. something about this one looks vaguely japanese to me.
: : watercolors, colored pencil
: 4” x 6”

ceremonial cephalopod. something about this one looks vaguely japanese to me.

: watercolors, colored pencil

: 4” x 6”

Print available in my Etsy store!
weirdo from another planet!
: watercolors, copic marker, colored pencil: 4” x 6”

Print available in my Etsy store!

weirdo from another planet!

: watercolors, copic marker, colored pencil
: 4” x 6”

variant thirteentopus. interesting and unpredictable results mixing alcohol-based inks and watercolors.
: watercolors, copic marker, colored pencil: 4” x 6”

variant thirteentopus. interesting and unpredictable results mixing alcohol-based inks and watercolors.

: watercolors, copic marker, colored pencil
: 4” x 6”

these next couple octopuses were painted while listening to the Thirteen audiobook (Richard K. Morgan) with a Lebbeus Woods book in front of me.
a cephalopod for sevgi: watercolors, gel pen: 4” x 6”

these next couple octopuses were painted while listening to the Thirteen audiobook (Richard K. Morgan) with a Lebbeus Woods book in front of me.

a cephalopod for sevgi
: watercolors, gel pen
: 4” x 6”