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I have included traditional & digital sketches and progress work, in the vein of scientific & medical illustration as well as stylized drawings.
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I used a dissecting microscope with a camera lucida attachment to view the beetle and sketch parts of it, then scanned those in and put them together in Photoshop CS4.
All of the linework was also done in CS4. I worked on half of the beetle at a time during linework so I could flip it and the halves would be symmetrical. I added the setae, punctures, and eye facets after finishing the base.
After that I painted the whole beetle in CS4 (used the transparency lock a lot and painted on one layer for each part - head, pronotum, etc.) while referencing the specimen under the scope.
Hope that answers your question.