Friday, June 22, 2012

Black Widow

Yep, the Bug Book continues....Here's a little entry of a black widow I did at the request of a friend.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Mighty STAG

I had some time away from other responsibilities tonight, and was able to kill a few hours, so I made another addition to the "bug book."  A good friend brought this Stag Beetle to me the other day, something he found at work.   This guy is actually the largest beetle in North America, and I scored it!  WOOHOO!

Anyway, here's what the page is starting to look like:

Here's the little bugger while he was pinned, and waiting to dry into final shape.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Holding Out

The other day, when I posted on Facebook a quick photo of an insect related "journaling" moleskine, I was accused of "holding out." And so here are a few pages recently completed from that little compilation. The last one was done at our church's youth conference that I returned from today. I'm not really liking the pages or paper in this particular moleskine because it is to thick and poster-paper-ish that watercolor is impossible (it doesn't absorb) and when I draw with pen and ink, it seems to sit on top of the paper, instead of penetrate. So, I am using prismacolor pencils to add color, and I'm not convinced that it is working the way I like...but, I will finish, at least, with the sketchbook before moving back to the paper I'm accustomed to.