Sunday, March 05, 2006

Illustration Friday - Insect

Oil Painting originally for Tabletalk magazine in 1998. They wanted a bug collection box with a butterfly in the center with ugly bugs in the same box. Is was important that the Monarch glow with beauty. I had fun researching for some other real insects that looked interesting, ugly and even scary. This is mostly done in thin oils with a little colored pencil for the wood grain. Size is about 16" wide.

13 comments:

CATRAVEN said...

Amazing! This must have taken a really long time. the detail is incredible!

CATRAVEN said...

Very talented! Beautiful and incredible detail!

Bearuh said...

That is an extremely nice piece of artwork

The Unknown said...

Cool. The butterfly does glow.
love

Linda said...

Beautiful, almost like a photograph

Si-Guy said...

Wow it looks so cool. I love it! Its Cooler Than Cool!

Janet said...

Very Nice!!!!

Genevieve said...

wowie kazowie!

that's rather splendid.

and congrats (with envy) on being a successful freelancer.

Alina Chau said...

BEAUTIFUL painting!!

Suzan said...

Love the painting! The wood grain is amazing!

Tulipland said...

Wonderful!!

NPS-art said...

(^-^)nice!

Makita said...

Amazing! I love this! It looks so real... like a photograph! :)