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Bridging the Gap

By AthenaMyth
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Cause European snails are cool patterns and there are a lot of them in Denmark, trying to survive crossing the bike lanes. Also, snails are difficult little creatures to draw properly, just like dragonflies. Who'da thunk it?

Coloured Pencil and White Gel Pen on paper. A5 size.

Personal references used.

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Image size
1776x2358px 5.25 MB
Canon MG4200 series Network
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This is very nicely done! I imagine drawing a snail in a more realistic fashion is quite the tricky endeavor indeed. All... slimy. And yet smooth and curved. With funny little eye stalks. Shading looks great though :D
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AthenaMythHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Funny eye stalks indeed... With no visible eyeballs...

Haha, I'm discovering all insects are... I'd previously done a dragonfly for someone and let me tell you, transparent wings and 3 part bodies are a lot more difficult than you would think by looking at them.
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FibonachoHobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, it looked like a photo on the thumb O.o
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AthenaMythHobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I guess I did something right then. :D