Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Beetle and Proof

This showed up in the driveway today.

I think it showed up to check on my work as I was proofing yesterday.

I think it is still a Prionus beetle but I am not sure.
It lacks the little spikes on the thorax that are quite prominent on P. Californicus.
But doesn't resemble the more common, local P. Coriarius beetle either.

This is a quick proof of my beetle print (tube watercolors/rice paste and sumi).

The beetle made little hissing noises and excreted a rather unpleasant-smelling I may have to adjust the colors.


  1. this looks great! and incredible woodcut!!!!

  2. Can't get a more authoritative critique than that! Looking good.