Something for the Avalanche blog. Joe Olson came up with the topic. Honestly, at first it didn't really inspire me, but after mulling over the idea this idea popped into my head. That's the great thing about committing yourself to do art based on topics---trying to find an interesting take on a topic that isn't (at first) interesting to you is a healthy challenge for your creativity. I also like the idea of taking the challenge seriously and making it into a portfolio piece. Although I do wish I'd spend a little more time on the bug's design before starting the painting. The details are cool, but the overall structure is basically a regular old grasshopper.