Fine art illustration of a Goliath Beetle (Goliathus orientalis.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
I illustrated a series of five beetles in 2005 and choose the Goliath Beetle as one of them. The stark black and white coloration is very impressive, which of course lends itself well to the medium of pen and ink. It also amazes me just how massive these beetles are, and yet still possess the ability to fly! I hope to see one of these beetles in the wild some day. The digital tinting was added to the original line art drawing sometime in 2007-08.