Insect Artist Extraordinaire: Ian Loe

Posted by Tina on November 04, 2014  /   Posted in Uncategorized

Just spent three exhausting days (4 to 6 November 2014) at Cambridge Botanic Gardens under the tutelage of Ian Loe (insect artist extraordinaire). I had a wonderful time, albeit now seeing not a lot after total concentration on miniscule paint strokes. My effort at portraying a male and female emperor moth is reasonable, but I could do better! This reinforced my need to learn to paint quicker. As you can see, I only managed to complete half of each insect (knowing how slowly I paint I thought this would enable me to complete the picture at a later date!)

 

My life-size emperor Moths (half-done)

My life-size emperor Moths (half-done). Top is the large female; bottom is the more colourful and much smaller male.

 

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