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
laissez les bon poulpes rouler
: india ink, gouache: 4” x 6”

laissez les bon poulpes rouler

: india ink, gouache
: 4” x 6”

amnesiactopus
: india ink, embossing powder, copic marker ink: 4” x 6”

amnesiactopus

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

aftermathtopus
: india ink, embossing powder, copic marker ink: 4” x 6”

aftermathtopus

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

ode to john martin.
: copic marker ink, embossing powder: 4” x 6”

ode to john martin.

: copic marker ink, embossing powder
: 4” x 6”

spanish redtopus. using my copic marker inks again - interesting effect with colored pencil on top. think I drew this in landscape mode but I prefer it in portrait.
: 4” x 6”

spanish redtopus. using my copic marker inks again - interesting effect with colored pencil on top. think I drew this in landscape mode but I prefer it in portrait.

: 4” x 6”

the least octopus (wish I’d scanned this before the ink started leaking through from a later painting)
: watercolors
: 4” x 6”

the least octopus (wish I’d scanned this before the ink started leaking through from a later painting)

: watercolors

: 4” x 6”

pavonine cephalopod

pavonine cephalopod

by jovetopus

by jovetopus

lead-footed octopus (taking a darker approach with the previous design)
: gel pen, squid ink, magnetic paint: 4” x 6”

lead-footed octopus (taking a darker approach with the previous design)

: gel pen, squid ink, magnetic paint
: 4” x 6”

another illuminated-manuscript inspired octopus. taking the same base design as the previous two octopuses and trying different things with the background.
: watercolors, ink: 4” x 6”

another illuminated-manuscript inspired octopus. taking the same base design as the previous two octopuses and trying different things with the background.

: watercolors, ink
: 4” x 6”

the octopus monger. (been a bit behind on octopuses because of some commissions I’ve been working on. these next couple were inspired by one of the commissions, an illuminated manuscript-esque tattoo design for my friend and magnificent author china miéville)
: watercolors, ink: 4” x 6”

the octopus monger. (been a bit behind on octopuses because of some commissions I’ve been working on. these next couple were inspired by one of the commissions, an illuminated manuscript-esque tattoo design for my friend and magnificent author china miéville)

: watercolors, ink
: 4” x 6”