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Thread: Insects.

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    Insects.

    Playing around with doing bugs, and having a lovely time. I bought a macro lens a while back and was snapping any insect that came into range. It's nice to make a silk purse out of a lowly cabbage moth.

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    Close up of the lower bee.

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    There is great beauty in these wee critters and you have captured it very well!
    My real name is Neal Gilbertson, AKA Gilbert Neilson, AKA Jibes.
    I'm a musician too. Please come hear my music at:
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    Robyn,
    Your paintings never ceases to amaze me!
    Was going to say.."The Bee's Knees"...but means' different things, in different parts of the world.
    Here, it means excellent!
    OK!
    Love your bugs! ..Specialy the bees!..In the're flighty path around you!
    I usually don't have to zoom on them!... They seem to find me quite easily!
    As for the moth!.....Start spinning if you want that new purse!
    You've certainly portrayed them quite well!
    Take Care,
    Steve

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    Last edited by stevemawmv; 11-30-2013 at 03:10 PM. Reason: To much tryptophan yesterday, still droggy!

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    These are lovely!

    The colors are beautiful and the critters well painted.

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    Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! They are such fun to do. I have a photo of a praying mantis eating a bee??? Maybe not ......

    Some of those tiny critters are absolutely terrifying and we are lucky they are not stomping around like dinosaurs munching us up!

    I'm getting my macro out and find some more subjects!

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    Nice Job copespeak! I really like the first one, and in particular how you drew the bee on the left, you captured the fly so well, it looks like dancing and the foreground really helps with the impression of flying.

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    unique style

    @copespeak so good job
    this branch of art is so amazing for me
    i am curious to see what are the next types of insects that you or other artists will paint ...
    here is a lot of creativity on drawing Insects
    good luck

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    Thumbs up

    Robyn, they are terrific

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    Thank you!!

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    Fantastic paintings. Very nice technique -- it goes contrary to straight rendering which it what I would ordinarily expect to see when the primary subject is an insect. The technique being so dominant that it feels artistic in an illustrative sort of way. Certainly shows off the insects quite well. Good balance - dynamic.
    "Not a bit is wasted and the best is yet to come. . ." -- remembered from a dream

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