Sunday, October 4, 2015

A Horned Beetle Sprite, you say?!

Yes. Yes, I do say.

This is the newest addition to the Aurora Wings Sprite family.
Say hello to Horned Beetle Sprite.
Isn't he a spunky little dude?

I colored him with Copics and tried to keep him colored closely
to an actual Japanese Horned Beetle. I love the ones that are a deep 
mahogany color with bright red highlights. I tried to accomplish this
effect using E29 and R39, 46, and 35.

While looking up reference photos I noticed that quite a few of
these beetles have this gorgeous orange-yellow furry underside.
That explains my golden hued color choices for his face, body,
 and pantaloons. I just love how he looks ready to rumble.

Thanks for dropping by today.
Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Showcase blog to gaze
upon all the amazing samples for this image, and the other newbie. 
Both of which are available today in the Aurora Wings etsy shop.
May I also recommend joining the AW facebook group so you don't miss out 
on any new releases or coupon codes. Mitzi is super generous with her
coupon codes.

I'd love to enter this little guy in the following challenges:


  1. He does look ready to rumble. Excellent coloring. Cute card. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  2. EEEK! He's such a cutie. Always love your fabulous coloring. Totally amazing! xxD

  3. Love your color choice here, Glo! He looks all tough... and ADORABLE! Hehe. Thank you for your fantastic sample for this new release at Aurora Wings today.

    Big hug,

  4. Aww I just love this cute little bug Glo! he looks so adorable and your CAS Layout looks amazing too hun.
    Huge Hugz, Lorraine xx

  5. I love him!!!
    he is just gorgeous and bright and yes, he looks ready to rumble.
    fantastic work!!!!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous! And your colouring is fantastic! Great colour combo and that image is super! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  7. great way to showcase this creative image. Thanks for joining us for our 'Whimsical or Fun' challenge #120.
    Alicia (Southern Girls DT)
    MaxiBelle Studio


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