Ode to Rhino Beetle…

Oct 30, 2009

So, I love bugs...all sorts of bugs. I draw and paint lots of pretty flowers, but bugs are one of my favorite subjects to render. Especially with high quality colored pencils. I can sit for hours and hours obsessing on all the tiny detail. This here is a drawing I've done of a rhino beetle in all it's glory. Aren't they amazing and beautiful?

Did you know...Rhino Beetles are the strongest creatures on Earth? The rhinoceros beetle can carry 850 times its own weight. That's proportionally more than an African Elephant can carry! That's the definition of a badass if there ever was one. Badass beetle!

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Oct 31, 2009
2:51 pm

That is such a beautiful drawing! It’s more than a technical drawing, it is magical.

Oct 31, 2009
4:17 pm

Badass beetle, and BADASS illustration!  Wow.

Nov 02, 2009
3:00 pm

That is amazing!  Thank you for letting us see your work.  Beautiful!

Cody Hoya
Nov 06, 2009
9:28 am

Les, you are a profoundly talented illustrator! Truly impressive work!

Jun 25, 2011
2:30 am

Great work.  Not so sure about bugs but good job!

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