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Here’s a quick post showing my progress on a cool black and white long-horned beetle called the Cottonwood Tree Borer.

I started with a sketch of different views at the size I wanted to make the beetle.

CTB sketch with beetle © 2014 Karen A. Johnson

CTB sketch with beetle
© 2014 Karen A. Johnson

I made a cane for the patterned elytra (wing covers).

CTB cane © 2014 Karen A. Johnson

CTB cane
© 2014 Karen A. Johnson

I used leftover clay to flesh out the body on top of the armature of wire and aluminum foil.

Then I worked on the head and baked it…enjoy!

CTB head © 2014 Karen A. Johnson

CTB head
© 2014 Karen A. Johnson

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