A SWELL gift from a SWOLLEN grub.
This is a little bug study, morphed into a fantasy piece. I gave my Grubby subject a little crown based on the shell of a Japanese Beetle - The little human-ish figure is a Fairy Folk of some sort, I didn't imagine much of a back story for him when I was developing the piece. I just thought it would be as if the Grub Fairy was rewarding him with a special necklace for some heroic deed.
Pencil, Corel Painter 11 and Adobe Photoshop all with the Wacom Cintiq.
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