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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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:iconrebeccatripp:
RebeccaTripp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
You're amazing!
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ZituKX Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colors you used!
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ProphetStorm Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Writer
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!
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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...
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
This is rather cool!
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MickMcDee Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great idea!
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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 ;)
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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
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Lealta Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2007
Hmmm... there's a dd like this:

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Actually, I prefer yours. x)
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:iconeenuh:
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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saperlipop Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
This is beautiful - in a beautifully weird way! :D
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:iconeenuh:
Eenuh Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional General Artist
Haha yeah, it -is- kind of weird isn't it? But thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
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ApocalypseReborn Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Very nicely done, the shadows so much so that is could almost be standing up 3D off the page! :+fav:
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:iconeenuh:
Eenuh Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oooh thank you! =D
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NightmareOne Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:o the level of detail is amazing.
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Femchan Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Wow, traditional media from you!!! And it looks nifty-heee (nie op de woordkeuze letten, dat is wat de stress en de the´ne/cafe´ne doen na lange dagen cleanen)!!!
Ik gebruik nog altijd zwart trouwens (of donkerblauw/paars). Hele donkere "warme" kleuren tonen niet "neutraal" genoeg in computer (tenzij dat de bedoeling is)-of doe ik 't fout.
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Eenuh Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yep, gewone kleurpotloodjes. En da is iets wat ik hier wel veel moet doen, "traditional media". Acryl, plakkaatverf, aquarel, inkt, potloden, olie pastel... Eigenlijk nog geen computer tekeningen gemaakt, buiten dan een logo in Illustrator (maar dat telt niet echt). =P
Ma zie, gij gebruikt dus ook donkerblauw en paars voor uw schaduwen; da toont meestal gewoon mooier. Met warme kleuren gaat da inderdaad minder goed, ma die gebruik ik dan ook niet zo vaak, buiten misschien bruin ofzo.

En seg, succes met het cleanen! Ik denk dat ik ook wat cafe´ne kan gebruiken... spijtig dat ik geen koffie of thee lust en we hier geen cola hebben in huis. =P
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ysyra Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
looking good!!



...as usual...
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:iconeenuh:
Eenuh Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Die van u was anders ook goed hoor. =3
En gij zijt tenminste de uitdaging aangegaan om zo'n vogelschedel te tekenen (hoewel ik denk dat dat voor u waarschijnlijk niet echt zo'n grote uitdaging is? =P ).
Merci trouwens! =D
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ysyra Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
hehehehe
nee ik vond die interesanter en gemakkelijker dan die stomme kever =p

khad em ook in kleur wille doen ma da zou meer tijd hebben gekost... en... die had ik nie
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:iconzeiske:
Zeiske Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
:clap: Marvelous! A very unique design.
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:iconeenuh:
Eenuh Featured By Owner May 16, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. =3
Glad you like the design; took me some time to get it to look nice enough. ^^;
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Zeiske Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
You're more than welcome - it's wonderful; I don't like it, I love it.
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Brucebomber Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Nice! :D
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:iconeenuh:
Eenuh Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank ye muchly!
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Thystian Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
I like how the shadows are coloured. Its looks really good! Id normally just use boring black shadows!
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Eenuh Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yuy, thanks for the compliment! =D
And no black was used on this at all, except for maybe the center of the eye. =O

But yeah, black sounds like the logical colour for shadows, but you can create a much more interesting drawing if you go for colours like dark blue and brown (or even purple). =3
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MischievousPooka Featured By Owner May 15, 2007
Beautiful pic! Love the design and detail.
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Eenuh Featured By Owner May 15, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ah, thank you very much! And wow, fast comment and fav! X3
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