Drawing insects

Every year I teach a course in scientific illustration at work, and one of the assignments that my students have is to draw an insect from close observation, trying to find the most suitable angle, the clearest way to depict the insect to make a clear description of the species. For this purpose, we have the pleasure of being provided with a little treasure box of insects from the Natural history museum of Stockholm.

After the course, before I hand the box back to the museum, I usually take the time to draw the contents in my sketchbook. The beauty and details of these little creatures is marvelous and so interesting to observe.

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