Fine art illustration of a Carpenter Ant (Camponotus sp.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
As I get deeper and deeper into the astounding variety of animal life there is to draw, I often return to less dramatic species that I may not have given a fair look at in the past, when tigers, elephants and other large animals are waiting to be drawn. Such is the case with the ant, which of course was one of the most familiar insects growing up, to the point where these invertebrates held little interest for me. Then a friend loaned a book to me by noted naturalist Edward O. Wilson which rekindled my interest in these humble insects. The drawing is based on a photo by Gerard Menut.