Spooky Bug

 

August 2005

This one took me a while to finish. I created some very detailed line art, covering the entire body of tis creepy bipedal insect, but for a period of months, I couldn't muster the interest to colour it. Though I'm very proud of the creature design, the pose is not paarticularly exciting. Eventually, I realized that by giving it some really striking lighting, it could be made more interesting, even if it meant sacrificing some of the details of the line art. Thus, I got really, really stark with the lighting, giving my bug the gleam of an alien moon to illuminate it, cresting the mountaintop in the distance. The result, I think, is a very spookily appealing one.