The SPINY RED EGGMANTIS
A little 2D critter I created today. For months I’ve wanted to study macro photos of bugs and see if I might be able to develop techniques to mimic that look believably for my own creatures. Well, I’ve finally begun to actually do this, and am quite pleased with the early results. I began by glancing at a photo of a jumping spider, but my sketch quickly became more mantid and then more crab as I went along. Incidentally, there is no photo sampling or manipulation here — it’s pure digital painting.
2o12 (Photoshop® CS4)