6 Apr 2014

Loricera beetle

Latest Scientific Illustration piece.

All done in stippling (dotwork), but this time digitally, using the scratchboard method but with a Wacom instead ;)
I thought it would save me a lot of time to do this insect digitally instead of by hand (had already started the head in scratchboard many months ago).....

Turns out that instead of the 20-30 hours I was counting on taking to finish it, it took me almost 60 hours total! (not counting breaks and procrastination moments in-between)

It will be the cover of a scientific publication about insects in Madeira, Portugal.

Final work and details:

 Work-in-progress screen grabs:

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