Don’t look at this if you don’t like spiders.
This was a spider that I found hanging out in my bag of knitting a few mornings ago. I thought I’d draw him before letting him go. He was too big to squish.
This image is from Human Microscopic Anatomy by R.V. Krstić. I did a pencil tracing of the pen and ink image Plate 14. Survey of blood elements in a sinus of the bone marrow. I then used that sketch as a basis for practice coloring and painting in Photoshop. I played with a color pallet and other techniques. It is unfinished and I may base a new original piece on some of what I learned from doing this study.
Another Krstić study. This one is a little more loosely based on the original illustration. Still, it is just a practice of technique and style. I plan to continue working on this.
Study of a Max Brödel illustration. Done in Photoshop.