Fine art print of an Atlantic or Common Octopus. The print is hand-signed by the artist and is guaranteed to arrive in perfect condition. The reproduction of this original pen and ink drawing is done on high quality acid-free archival paper. Call 1 800-913-7906 for more information or to order by phone. Click here for shipping info.
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The Atlantic or Common Octopus was the first cephalopod I'd ever drawn, going back to about 1998, when the line art was completed. The tinting was added around 2007, then it was touched up again in 2009. I've drawn quite a few since then along with some other octopi. They remain one of my favorite subjects to illustrate.
The Common Octopus is a medium sized cephalopod growing about 24-36 inches in length. They are found in tropical, subtropical and temperate oceans all around the world. They generally stay in coastal waters in the shallows where they hunt for fish, crustaceans and bivalves. Like all octopuses, Octopus vulgaris is an expert at camouflage. They are able to change the texture of their skin along with the color to blend into their surroundings. When threatened they can discharge a large dark cloud of ink.