A Gargantuan Octopus Rendered with Discarded Ballpoint Pens by Ray Cicin

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Inspired in part by his graphic-designer friends disparaging comments about the lowly ballpoint pen, artist Ray Cicin took it upon himself to collect all their discarded pens and embarked on this drawing of a mammoth octopus. The piece is inspired by German naturalist Ernst Haeckel’s famous illustration of squid and octopi, and is part of Cicin’s ongoing Deep Blue series. You can follow more of his work on Instagram.

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Deep Blue, Octopus. Ballpoint pen on archival Bee Rag paper, 62 x 64 inches

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