Fine art illustration of a Gopher Beetle (Ceratophyus gopherinus.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Gopher Beetle was completed on 8.2.2013. Any time the subject has large areas of very dark coloration, it can really make for a challenge when creating the stipple (dots) to get the tone just right. This drawing took several hours because of it being a mostly dark colored beetle. I hope to draw more of the native beetles found in North America (send me an email if you have a suggestion!) The drawing is based on a photo by the talented wildlife photographer Alice Abela and was used with her permission.