Artist Spends Entire Year Drawing Giant Octopus Using Only Discarded Ballpoint Pens


When designer friends questioned the usefulness of ballpoint pens, artist Raymond Cicin took it as a challenge. He spent a year drawing this enormous, amazingly detailed octopus.


Proving that a good workman never blames his tools, Raymond took squid ink to a whole new level.


He used black, blue, and red ballpoint pens that his colleagues had thrown away.


And the result is nothing short of amazing.


He didn’t miss a single detail of the common octopus (or octopus vulgaris, trivia seekers).

Ta-da! The finished squid.


You can see Raymond’s other (smaller) illustrations completed with his new-found medium on Artsy.

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