Friday, December 28, 2012

Beetle #5 - Orange/Olive

Bugs/beetles were getting drawn and painted around here pretty often until I started thinking about how mom wanted to hang them in the new office and then I kinda freaked out about how I wanted them to be really good and then froze up completely. . . Didn't draw a bug for over a month. . .
Hate when that happens!!  Finally, tonight I just sat myself down, had a little pep-talk with myself and drew a new bug.  This one is courtesy of Vintage Printable (lots of dowloadable vintage images - be sure and check this site out) and is labeled on the page "Orange Bugs with Spots" - obviously this one is sans spots but perhaps it is a female?? 
In a completely different direction, here is my first attempt at a 3/4 face.  Needs work but is a step toward making more difficult faces.  

25 comments:

Lynn Cohen said...

Very cool bug!!
And great job on this face! Keep going! HPPF !

Lisa Lara said...

Love love that bug Michelle. Love that face, esp the lips. Makes me smile.

Anne Manda said...

Lovely bug! :) Lovely face , too, good job! Love the orange touches on both! HPPF!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Cute buggy and that you're pushing yourself with the 3/4 face she's lovely happy PPF!

Carolyn Dube said...

Your bug is such fun! Your 3/4 face is fabulous! Happy PPF!

veronica said...

Great bug!! Love the colors! The speckles are great, and highlights too.

Faye said...

Your bug is gorgeous! I love the 3-D appearance. Sometimes it's not easy to get a bug to look rounded. As for the face, she's beautiful. I think I'll work more on faces this next year.

Ritu Dua said...

Your bug is very handsome and the lady is gorgeous too...they make me smile :) Have a splendid 2013 !!

Mary C. Nasser said...

That orange/olive combination is fantastic, Michelle!! Love it!!
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Happy PPF and Happy New Year!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Gina Sismilich said...

The bug is so cool - love the color combo. I think you have done well with the face. I have tried different facial angles and they are difficult. Don't you hate it when your left brain kicks in and starts criticizing? I think you kicked LB's butt with your sweet beetle. Happy PPF

Kim said...

Love the color combo of your beetles and your face sketch is wonderful. Happy PPF and Happy New Year!

Carol L McKenna said...

Wow! Love the beetles and your portrait is excellent ~

Happy New Year to You ~ A Creative Harbor aka ~ ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^

JKW said...

The bug is perfection. I'm definitely not looking to meeting up with one like that. Love the sketch. Blessings, Janet PPF Happy New Year

Joni Nickrent said...

A perfect bug and beautiful portrait sketch! Happy PPF

Belinda Carson said...

Love it!

Linda Starr said...

The paper you are using for the bug does it have speckles in it? Can't wait to check out the site for vintage downloadables. I like the face, but why is it called 3/4?

Roberta said...

What a great looking beetle! I love the colors!

Molly said...

Beetles always look so scary yo me. You've managed to make this one look kind of cute and friendly!

Great job on the portrait, too!

Marcia said...

That beatle is exquisite.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

ADORABLE! Such great sketches and coloring!
Happy 2013!

bohemiannie! art said...

I love BOTH!

bellalullo said...

Amo il tuo lavoro e i tuoi colori!
Buon anno nuovo
Bellalullo

Tracy said...

That bug just jumps off the page. Love it!

SAMARA said...

Hey Michelle - that bug is so freakin' cute I had to pop over and see what gives!!! Putting them on the wall - UGH! I can see//feel the freeze lol. But then I see the result of the thaw - it is amazing!!! You are SO God Blessed talented. I think your mom will be mighty proud to hang this creature of the "outside" on her (ew it is creeping me out) wall! lol lol It is a fantastic piece of art - maybe the "cabin?" haha (I know you get me!) "Upsidedown Pinapple Cake" Samara

Sharon Evans said...

Awesome bug, the face is good too.