Sunday, 11 March 2012

Manchester Museum.

These are just a few pictures of the insects in Manchester Museum. I decided to get some more primary research. I wanted to do some more drawing and I thought getting some close-up photos would be perfect. I am going to try and use the iridescent part of some of the bugs together with my drawing and see if i can make anything pretty.

1 comment:

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