I have been lampworking some glass bugs and last night I got the itch to make some little ink study paintings of insects. The plan is to start incorporating some crawly things into my large floral paintings. I am just trying it out to see if I actually like painting bugs in terms of form and color.
I loathe spiders.
I once woke up in the middle of the night to a horrible tickling in my nose. I swatted my nose and felt, what I thought was, a giant booger fly out. Laying there, not wanting to sleep with a nasty wet booger in the bed I turned on the light and there was a big ball of crumpled white spider on my pillow. There had been a giant spider up my nose - shudder..
These little paintings are really small - the largest is about 4" square. There done with ink (brush & pen) on heavy weight watercolor paper. What really does not show up in the photos is that there is a lot of metallic and iridescent inks mixed in so they have a bit of shimmer to them. Very bug-like indeed.