Fine art illustration of a Great Diving Beetle (Dytiscus marginalis.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Great Diving Beetle was completed on 1.25.2012. I had pretty much given up on drawing beetles, as I had drawn a series of five different species back in 2005 and these illustrations had never really generated much interest as I had hoped they would. But recently I was commissioned to draw a series of insects by a private client. So, I decided to add another couple species of beetle. I also wanted to add to my image library of pond insects so the diving beetle was the perfect choice.