Weekly Sketch: C is for Cicada

My sketch is a day late this week, and I still didn’t manage to finish it.

The humble but vocal cicada. Its metallic buzz is the sound of a hot summer day in Texas.

This sketch is a clear failure to simplify. Apparently the more familiar I am with my subject matter, the easier it is for me to depict it with a few simple lines. If I’m drawing something I’m not super familiar with, like armadillos or cicadas, I end up with a tall pile of reference photos and a thousand unnecessary details. And in this case, an unfinished sketch. I’ll try to do better next week.

 

 

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