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stag beetle larva by Cephalopodwaltz stag beetle larva by Cephalopodwaltz
These guys are fast becoming one of my favorite things.
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Hoten5 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is AWESOME. an excellent artist who draws bugs :D <3
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torilockart Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Totally adorable. Great detail on the "face" and bringing those guts out through the flesh.
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ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013   General Artist
Wow love all the textures juxtaposed with smooth coloring! I'm really enjoying all the details and the larva's pose. :)

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Someone has already asked what medium, but I'd like to know with what method you used colored pencil and gouache together.Did you sketch with colored pencil, paint, then add details with colored pencil? Also there are some amazing thin details in the bark--did you render that with just a super sharp colored pencil? 
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seodshetr Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So nice c':
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anti-hiatus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student
I'm going to be immature and say ewwwww...
But this is actually really nicely done, especially if you're not as squeamish as me.
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Amber1010 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Awesome! Nice job on his bulbous body :D I'm envious of your ability to use color in this way..??
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kukuucka Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist
You're not serious!
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Ciameth Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this illustration. Featured in my journal here: [link]
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devilsbelfry Featured By Owner May 22, 2011
colored pencil?
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aeryael Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   Digital Artist
I hate larvas and maggots, but this work is amazing.
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautifully rendered.
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JustThatBerko Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing detail! It's such an intimidating thing with those pinchers. Absolutely wonderful!! Keep up the great work!
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coisital Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Nice.
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trop17 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
cute
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pluww Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
oh god the composition is fantastic. awesome
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TheMeadiator Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh! Stunning! Your colours are so bright and fantastic! Your work always blows me away. :love: Such a cutie!
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elizabethnixon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love stag beetles! This grub looks awesome! I like how he looks a little slimy. Was this done in watercolor?
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annewipf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Perfect! :clap:
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ms-Bennington Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
woa...is this really a hand drawing? :wow:
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EatToast Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful drawing of such a creepy grubbie. i always see the grubs, but never the adults around where i live. awesome work
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Terra-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Eeeee another wonderful piece of artwork. ^w^
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Karwei Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is really very beautiful--you rendered it with such a lovely translucency. I like the detail on the right, and the framing around the larva, too.
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IngeVandormael Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
This is jaw-dropping! What medium did you use?
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Cephalopodwaltz Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011
Thank you!
This one's done in colored pencil and gouache.
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Darketh90 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Student General Artist
wow o.o . . . that is amazing, all the detail. . . looks like it could just craw right off the page X3
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