The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 20: Bug

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

The scarab beetle was sacred in ancient Egypt. (I am not an Ancient Egyptian, just to be clear). The god Khepri, who was Ra as the rising sun, was represented by a scarab beetle-headed man. Khepri would roll the sun across the sky in the same way the scarab (or dung beetle) would roll dung into a ball into which they laid their eggs so that as the larvae emerged they were surrounded by a food source. (I know, gross, but nature’s recyclers, right?) It was this birth and cycle of renewal that corresponded to the birth of the sun each morning. Here is my scarab beetle:

33 thoughts on “The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 20: Bug

      1. The legs wouldn’t need to be symmetrical, and in nature the body likely wouldn’t be totally either. But it’s that thing of trying to draw both sides of the “is it vase, is it two faces” optical illusion, it’s amazingly tricky to get it right.

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