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Does exactly what it says on the chitin.
Rendered in a mixture of HB and 2B pencil, for no particular reason other than beetles are fun to draw. Yes.
I like it
What a good picture!
I especially like the attention to detail in the texture of the beetle. Very well done, I can't think of any flaws in this.
the shading is lush.
what type of reference did you use (a real stage beetle??)
i wish more ppl drew insects...
My reference was indeed a real beetle; a preserved one from a museum, to be exact. (They had loads of different ones, from big armour-plated beasties like this fellow to tiny, brightly-coloured little critters that looked like shiny gems.) And I quite agree, it's a shame more people don't try their hand at doodling insects, because they make jolly interesting subjects. You probably wouldn't want them running about on your drawing desk, though.
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