So, I've been crazy about these big bugs for awhile now. There just so bold and cool, with a ton of personality (for an insect), and you know a bug this big and bright is pretty much a badass too. However, I've been pulling my hair out trying to come up with an illustration that does these huge guys justice for forever now and you'd think it be easy considering how awesome they look...but it's not, at least not for me. So, after many watercolor paintings later (some of them were so bad they'd make your eyes bleed) and leaving this subject alone for a few months, I've decided to throw a little The PS on it and see what happens. I must say, all those nights I spent toiling over Photoshop tutorials until 4am paid off, because this didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would. And since I've done nothing but trying to learn The PS in the last month, I feel like I need to post something. The texture used here is from mayang.com [link]. Cheers!
Before & After