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
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”

scaffolded cephalopod (a quick study inspired by lebbeus woods)
: gel pen, colored pencil: 6” x 4”

scaffolded cephalopod (a quick study inspired by lebbeus woods)

: gel pen, colored pencil
: 6” x 4”

it’s not a bug, it’s a feature…topus. 
: colored pencil, copic marker ink, india ink, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

it’s not a bug, it’s a feature…topus. 

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

the colour out of spacetopus 
: colored pencil, copic marker ink, india ink, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

the colour out of spacetopus 

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

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

unwinnable octopus

: colored pencil, copic marker ink, gel pen

: 4” x 6” 

so long, sucker
: colored pencil, copic marker ink, india ink, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

so long, sucker

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

emerald octopus
: watercolors, acrylic ink: 4” x 6”

emerald octopus

: watercolors, acrylic ink
: 4” x 6”

Print available in my Etsy store!
an intimate of octopuses
: oxblood ink, india ink, gel pen: 4” x 6”

 

Print available in my Etsy store!

an intimate of octopuses

: oxblood ink, india ink, gel pen
: 4” x 6”

 

Print available in my Etsy store!
mid century modern cephalopod (i absolutely love this one.)
: squid ink, india ink, copic marker, gouache, gel pen: 4” x 6”

 

Print available in my Etsy store!

mid century modern cephalopod (i absolutely love this one.)

: squid ink, india ink, copic marker, gouache, gel pen
: 4” x 6”

 

blast radiustopus (was initially planning on adding more to this one, might leave it as is)
: copic marker, india ink, yupo paper: 4” x 6”

blast radiustopus (was initially planning on adding more to this one, might leave it as is)

: copic marker, india ink, yupo paper
: 4” x 6”

and into my window creeptopus (the beginning of my ‘crazy ass octopus’ series): squid ink, india ink, copic marker, gel pen, white out
: 4” x 6”

and into my window creeptopus (the beginning of my ‘crazy ass octopus’ series)

: squid ink, india ink, copic marker, gel pen, white out

: 4” x 6”