Long Legs and Exoskeletons, Gets My Motor Runnin’!

I’m working on a design for a friends tattoo. A beautiful profile of a grasshopper which we all know is my favorite extant arthropod!

grasshopper tattoo

My friend wanted more of a line drawing, so I had to do away with my usual shading and put more detail all over the illustration. My first attempt was straight from a picture but was a little off so I just quickly sketched this guy up in half a minute and the proportions were almost perfect. Then I just fine tuned the proportions and took time with the details. It always amazes me how just doing fast sketches usually turns out better than when you put too much thought into every pencil stroke.

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