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Artist Spends 1 Year Using Only Discarded Ballpoint Pens To Draw Giant Octopus
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Artist Spends 1 Year Using Only Discarded Ballpoint Pens To Draw Giant Octopus

When his designer friends questioned the utility of ballpoint pens, artist Raymond Cicin took that as a challenge. He collected their discarded ballpoint pens and spent more than a year creating this enormous and highly-detailed octopus drawing.

This drawing isn’t the only one – he has created other amazing artwork as well using nothing but these commonplace, lowly pens. It just goes to show that it’s often the artist, not the tool!

The octopus in question was inspired by a German biologist named Ernst Haeckl who died in 1919. His drawing was of the common octopus, or octopus vulgaris.

More info: raymondcicin.com | Instagram | Twitter (h/t: colossal, demilked)

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JetConnolly
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6 years ago

This is FANTASTIC!! I love octopuses (yes, that's correct) and this one is beautiful!!

LanaMegibow
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6 years ago

The plural is octopi

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MichelleZ
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6 years ago

That's amazing. I can barely draw stick figures and he goes and does this masterpiece.

SusanDignan
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6 years ago

Stunning!!

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JetConnolly
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6 years ago

This is FANTASTIC!! I love octopuses (yes, that's correct) and this one is beautiful!!

LanaMegibow
Community Member
6 years ago

The plural is octopi

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MichelleZ
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6 years ago

That's amazing. I can barely draw stick figures and he goes and does this masterpiece.

SusanDignan
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6 years ago

Stunning!!

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