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
incinerated cephalopod
: copic marker, gouache, embossing powder, gel pen: 4” x 6”

incinerated cephalopod

: copic marker, gouache, embossing powder, gel pen
: 4” x 6”

sing sintopus
: gouache, india ink: 6” x 4”

sing sintopus

: gouache, india ink
: 6” x 4”

this isn’t even my final formtopus
: gouache, colored pencil

this isn’t even my final formtopus

: gouache, colored pencil

susurrating octopus (getting back into gouache - it’s always a muddy mess at first)
: gouache, colored pencil

susurrating octopus (getting back into gouache - it’s always a muddy mess at first)

: gouache, colored pencil

Print available in my Etsy store!
into my armstopus
: copic marker, squid ink, gel pen: 4” x 6”

Print available in my Etsy store!

into my armstopus

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

take me to the fairtopus (michael and I have an Irish friend who is full of amazing sayings, one of our favorites being “[she] takes me to the fair”, meaning someone is delightful)
: watercolors, gel pen: 4” x 6”

take me to the fairtopus (michael and I have an Irish friend who is full of amazing sayings, one of our favorites being “[she] takes me to the fair”, meaning someone is delightful)

: watercolors, gel pen
: 4” x 6”

jabberwocktopus (one of my favorites from this brief blue series)
: watercolors: 4” x 6”

jabberwocktopus (one of my favorites from this brief blue series)

: watercolors
: 4” x 6”

this little octopus went to market
: watercolors: 4” x 6”

this little octopus went to market

: watercolors
: 4” x 6”

self-digesting sea squirt of an octopus
: watercolors: 4” x 6”

self-digesting sea squirt of an octopus

: watercolors
: 4” x 6”

notes on an octopus #2 
: india ink, embossing powder: 4” x 6”

notes on an octopus #2 

: india ink, embossing powder
: 4” x 6”

notes on an octopus (things scrawled after midnight during a conversation with my husband about my work)
: india ink, embossing powder: 4” x 6”

notes on an octopus (things scrawled after midnight during a conversation with my husband about my work)

: india ink, embossing powder
: 4” x 6”