Insect and Invertebrate Line Art & Full Color Illustration

Highly detailed line art and color illustrations of insects

illustrations of insects and invertebrates

These galleries have dozens of illustrations of various insects and invertebrates; butterflies, beetles, crabs, snails, spiders, scorpions, ants and many more. All illustrations are available in both line art and full color. High quality prints made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. All illustrations are hand drawn in the classical style and expertly rendered. Quality prints signed by the artist made on acid-free archival paper are available of all drawings in the gallery. If you do not see the insect or invertebrate you're looking for please contact the artist to make a suggestion..Custom illustrations of specific animals can be ordered as well. For more information and pricing please call 1 (800) 913-7906 or send an email to the artist

The wildlife drawings are also available for stock art illustration.

Artist's notes:

illustration of invertebrates; beetles, butterflies, spiders, dragonflies

The wide variety of the species of invertebrates make them a fantastic subject to illustrate. Insects are everywhere, and range in size from the almost "unseeable" to the commonly encountered ones like beetles, dragonflies, flies and so forth. With so many different types - tens of thousands in fact - of invertebrates, it can be hard to decide on a species to draw. I could probably just draw butterflies, or crabs, or spiders for the rest of my life and never run out of different ones to illustrate. If you'd like to suggest a specific invertebrate, I'd be glad to hear it. Please drop me an email

Information about Insects and other Invertebrates:

All insect are invertebrates - which means unlike other animals such as mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians - they do not have a backbone or notochord. 95-98% of all animal species on the planet are classified as such. Therefore, these animals usually have an exoskeleton or shell - but many species don't even have this. Along with not having a backbone, invertebrates share three other common traits: They are multi-cellular. All the cells have different responsibilities in keeping the animal alive. Also, they have no cell walls, like all other animals. Finally, they reproduce by two reproductive cells coming together to produce a new organism of their species. The most common invertebrates include the protozoa, annelids, echinoderms, mollusks and arthropods. Arthropods include insects, crustaceans and arachnids. Most invertebrates can move - either crawling, flying, floating or swimming.

High res digital versions of these images may be purchased and downloaded. The artwork may also be licensed for commercial use such as advertising, packaging, displays and other printed materials. Please review the license agreement.