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May 15, 2007, 12:02:50 PM
Metal Grasshopper by Eenuh Metal Grasshopper by Eenuh
Well, finally I'm uploading a drawing I had to do for school. ='3

For our illustration class, we were handed a bunch of real insects (though they were dead) and told that we should sketch them and look closely at how everything looks and stuff. I went for this cool grasshopper (which sadly only has two of its legs left after people in other classes weren't careful enough with it :( ).

Then we had to transform it into a mechanical version, yet keep one part organic. Last step, we had to draw it on a big piece of paper and either colour it with coloured pencils or normal ones. As you can see, I went for colour (wheeee!) and left the head organic.

This was quite fun to do, and a bit of a challenge since I've never really drawn anything mechanical before. I think it came out pretty nice. =3
Had to take a picture of it though and then adjust the colours in Photoshop (dark edges cause of the photo), cause the page was too big to fit on a scanner (though the actual drawing area is only A4 sized).

Hope you like it! =D
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ZituKX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
jbrenthill Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used!
ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's one thing to do something like this on the computer, but to draw it by hand--even with touchups--is impressive. Hats off to you, Eenuh! Love this!
skyboundpanda Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I think this is rather well-done. We're doing the same type of thing in my art class, but with insects we see on planet earth and what not. In my opinion, they're rather misunderstood. They can actually be quite useful...
name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This is rather cool!
MickMcDee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea!
tigr3ss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Student Filmographer
For some reason this makes a menacing siege engine in my head O_o Jumping over city walls and unleashing hell!

I think it's great. With all the tubings and joints ;)
Eenuh Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Professional General Artist
Man, that would be a scary thing to see jumping around! Imagine that thing being as tall as a building. D:

But yay, glad you like it! All those tubes and joints and whatnot weren't easy to do when you know as much about mechanical stuff as me (nada!). XD
Lealta Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Hmmm... there's a dd like this:


Actually, I prefer yours. x)
Eenuh Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hey cool, thanks for letting me know. =D
And haha, glad you prefer mine. =P
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