Weevil in watercolour

14 October 2017 ● less than 1 min read ● 1 image
Weevil in watercolour

This is a watercolour of a very distinct-looking insect. The specimen itself was affixed to a board by a pin, and a magnifying glass was used in order to complete the work accurately and with its natural colours.

This is beautiful! I don't know the species, but it's some kind of weevil, and you've done a wonderful job of getting all those details that make beetles so interesting to look at. How big was the original specimen?

David Munson .
Hi, David,
Many thanks for your gracious comments. I'm afraid I don't know this particular species, but the specimen I worked from was barely an inch in length. You're right, they are very interesting to look and it was very fulfilling to capture like this. The only thing I don't like about this is that it actually looks like it's stuck on a pin. I should've used my artistic license to alter the leg positions.
Live and learn. :)

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I'm a freelance illustrator working with traditional materials and Photoshop. I'm originally from the UK, now based in east Tokyo.

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