June 14, 2011

Colorful Insects

Insects are really interesting. On a page that had some bleed through from my Dinosaur page in my sketchbook, I sketched some very colorful leaf beetles.  They tend to be very brightly colored and I tell you my rendition in Copic is not far off int he land of artistic license.

The Malayan Frog Beetle (Sagra buquetti) Above uses it's large hind legs to clasp its mate.
The South American Species(Doryphorella langsdorfi) Below is much smaller and lives and feeds on leaves.