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Weevil drawing

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Hi all

This image (made for fun as a learning exercise) was inspired by a drawing by the scientific illustrator, Des Helmore.

I must confess my version is not a completely accurate representation of the original weevil beetle, and is also a work in progress, as it needs more detail (hairs) and better shadow and highlights etc. It was originally drawn in colour, but looks more interesting in black and white.

It was made using Affinity Designer and mainly uses these resources.

Dots on legs and body: Fineliner brushes and vector texture from Artifex Forge (makes loads of excellent brushes)

Organic texture: DAUB paper 15 from Paolo Limoncelli, who did an excellent 2020 creative lock-down session

Background texture: a texture file from Trevor Young's (Tapocketa) lock-down session (also very excellent!).

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Windows Affinity Designer and Affinity Photo. Windows 10 Home (v1809). Windows scaling 115% 

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