Argentine Ant

Argentine Ant

A5 | Drawing with pen, watercolour and coloured pencil crayons

The anatomy of an ant is fairly complex – half way through I realised I competely messed it up. Apologies to all the Entomologists out there. I’ll have to give it a more serious go sometime. Also discovered what a wonderful technique it is to use coloured pencil crayons on top of watercolour to bump up the colour intensity. …I could never understand why the cheap box sets of school coloured pencils always came with this bright, unrealistic green.

Recently watched an interesting little Youtube clip via Gurney’s blog post on an art lecturer talking about the anatomy of a horse. I wonder how many art courses teach the anatomy of insects.


  1. This turned out well, now the Bal-byter perhaps :) to make a pair. Yes using crayons or even pastels over watercolour is a great technique for developing tones and adding texture !

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