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
rue the daytopus
: india ink on yupo paper, 6” x 4”

rue the daytopus

: india ink on yupo paper, 6” x 4”

last of my kindtopus - more starfish than octopus, but whatevs.
: india ink, 6” x 4”

last of my kindtopus - more starfish than octopus, but whatevs.

: india ink, 6” x 4”

a history of octopodes - the first of a number of experimental octopodes I did recently.
: india ink, 6” x 4”

a history of octopodes - the first of a number of experimental octopodes I did recently.

: india ink, 6” x 4”

Print available in my Etsy store!
unknown and unknowable octopus
: squid ink, gel pen: 4” x 6” 

Print available in my Etsy store!

unknown and unknowable octopus

: squid ink, gel pen
: 4” x 6” 

reconstituting octopus (These probably aren’t the most exciting octopodes, but I could doodle in this style all day. So meditative.) 

reconstituting octopus (These probably aren’t the most exciting octopodes, but I could doodle in this style all day. So meditative.)
 

and you sir are no octopus
: watercolors, squid ink, gel pen: 6” x 4” 

and you sir are no octopus

: watercolors, squid ink, gel pen
: 6” x 4” 

lotus-eating octopus
: watercolors, ink

lotus-eating octopus

: watercolors, ink

Couldn’t bear to just post one. And can I say again how much I love this oxblood ink? On that note I’m definitely going to need a new scanner soon - my current one just does not do color justice. In the rare event that I actually use color, I want it to display right. ;) 
avulsion octopus #2: fountain pen ink, pencil 

Couldn’t bear to just post one. And can I say again how much I love this oxblood ink? On that note I’m definitely going to need a new scanner soon - my current one just does not do color justice. In the rare event that I actually use color, I want it to display right. ;)
 

avulsion octopus #2
: fountain pen ink, pencil 

Aaaand I’m back! For the next few days anyway. Then I’m off to India to get married (again!). It’s doubtful that I’ll be able to octopus much while I’m away but I have high hopes for when I come back. In the meantime, here’s the first of some octopuses I’ve done over the last few weeks.
avulsion octopus #1 : fountain pen ink, pencil

Aaaand I’m back! For the next few days anyway. Then I’m off to India to get married (again!). It’s doubtful that I’ll be able to octopus much while I’m away but I have high hopes for when I come back. In the meantime, here’s the first of some octopuses I’ve done over the last few weeks.

avulsion octopus #1 
: fountain pen ink, pencil

Now available in my Etsy shop: rubber stamps!

Now available in my Etsy shop: rubber stamps!

I know that mail is traditionally associated w/ gastropoda, not cephalopoda, but here you go: my first octos in weeks.

I know that mail is traditionally associated w/ gastropoda, not cephalopoda, but here you go: my first octos in weeks.