The Fuller Rose beetle (Naupactus godmanni), otherwise known as the Fuller Rose weevil, is a non-flying beetle. It has a rounded snout and dines on ornamental plants such as roses. This was drawn using a symmetrical drawing guide on the Procreate app for iPad Pro. As with the Miller Moth, this is more of a… Continue reading Fuller Rose Beetle
The Miller Moth (Acronicta leporina) can be found in British woodland as well as other parts of Europe. This was drawn using a symmetrical drawing guide on the Procreate app for iPad Pro. More of a graphical representation than a true to life drawing. It’s ghostly white appearance is striking against the black background.
Digital drawing of a Hoverfly. This was drawn using Procreate on the iPad and using a reflective drawing technique
Digital drawing of a Damselfly. This was drawn using Procreate on the iPad and using a reflective drawing technique. When I see damselflies, they always remind me of little spaceships flying through the air.
When small creatures expire, they often do so in such an elegant manner. The crane fly is a fine example, with its great long spindly legs creating interesting shapes and intriguing shadows. Living a short fast life of clumsy bumbling, when they lay to rest they are almost like ballet dancers. Disclaimer: All deceased insects were discovered… Continue reading Crane Fly: Deceased
Ah, the poor house fly. Seen by many as such a pest. I’ve always had an affinity with those which are shunned by society; rats, pigeons etc they are so misunderstood. Who can fail to see the fuzzy teddybear like qualities of a close-up house fly? Of course, when he’s curled up with his tiny… Continue reading House Fly: Deceased