I’ve finally had the chance to properly view my finished illustrations in mixed media (Oils and pencil – so it took a while for them to dry) that came from a rough contour sketch of a praying manta character in a sketchbook that I drew years ago. A lot of my drawing / illustration work starts with the technique of contour drawing to capture the essence of whatever I am trying to depict, as well as letting my natural visual style / language shine through. It also allows for drawing that surprises you. I thought I’d show you the rough and some final work for this praying mantis character who still without a name – if you have any suggestions please comment below.
I thought it would be great to have the praying mantis making a fly cocktail / smoothie by following recipe instructions
I was really pleased with the praying mantis using the food processor illustration – with the magnified eye! Hope you like these illustrations. If you would like to learn more about blind contour drawing and have a go yourself click here.