This is a painting done on Adobe Photoshop with the Wacom tablet of the beetle Goliathus goliatus, one of my favorite insects. I used dry brush painting tools to create this image starting with a trace layer, adding on base colors, and then shadows and highlights. I think this training by far has been my most favorite because I enjoy drawing a lot and feel like there’s more versatility in drawing with pen. However, there is still a lot for me to try out so there may be something that is even better or as equally fun to do. Hopefully in the future the opportunity to create more illustrations will be handed to me in an assignment. For now this is what I came up with and am pleased with how it turned out.