“How do you make the wings?” Mixing the old with the new

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The question most commonly asked about My Insect and Animal art is, “How do you make the wings?” Moth Well, it’s a fairly long process. Firstly a do a few Google searches of ‘natural history and insect photography’ to find images of clearly visible wings that appeal to me and that I think would work well incorporated into one of My pieces. 10649532_947435761937138_2666882823733547848_n Then I do a few sketches and drawings which enable me to get the feel of the shape. I will not directly copy one set of wings from a photo I find but will take all the best bits and put them all together till I get what I consider to be the perfect wing. 21-09-2014 11;07;58(1) I will then paint the wings in the highly detailed manner of the illustrations in old natural history reference books, the traditional style of entomological drawings and paintings, painstakingly executed, by illustrators that I…

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