"Russian Beetle #2"
This is my most recent bug mosaic. He is 9 x 12 and 2 inches deep. I have always found inspiration in old books, and especially well illustrated old books. The base artwork for this was taken from a 1905 book on Russian beetles. The artwork was manipulated in photoshop then printed out and painted on top of with iridescent watercolors. This photo does not do it justice. I will try to shoot again outside. The colors are much prettier than shown here.