(continuation from previous)… From the elbows up I’ve been painting and detailing the Sri Lanka Weevil sculpture. It probably would have been more professional to wait till I had daylight outside to paint the first coat of white primer but I was too excited to get’er started.
After the white primer, I painted the eyes a gloss black with the smallest paintbrush I had. Then, with black paint, I painted the areas where the separate exoskeleton parts connect (like the elbows) with an individual paintbrush bristle. The gray spots and shading were dry brushed with black pastel powder.
With all the different little bugs I’ve made (and the few real bugs that I’ve collected) I’m curious to look into mini individual-bug shadowboxes. Ever heard of such a thing? I haven’t found any yet in my price range (between zero and free dollars) and have considered that I might have to look into making them myself. How hard could it be?