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Art Show: Insects

DocWorks Designs Gothic Lady Bugs (Jane)

by Martha Di Giovanni

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Art: DocWorks Designs Gothic Lady Bugs (Jane) by Artist Martha Di Giovanni
I was doing research on the artist trading cards which fascinated me on how wonderful these miniatures were from various artists. So I decided it to give it a try.

Started sketching but could not find anything that got me going. I was in an artist block! The worst feeling an artist can have, just staring at a blank page. It took about a couple of weeks but I was listening to the CD “Fallen” from Evanescence, by the way I love her music and it started me going.

Since I was a kid, I love bugs. Any bug for the matter of fact, fascinates me. While listening to the music, I created this gothic bug called “Jane.” I have a dear friend who’s name is Jane and I thought I would honor her by giving this little bug her name.

Once I sketched her, I scan it to my PC and start working on her in Adobe Illustrator. This is the program of my choice and enjoy very much. The beauty about the program I can bring to any size a person desires and she still looks great. I love to test every color before I use it on the design. Usually I make a grid of color that I would like to use and print them before I create the subject. To print my subject, I use an Epson Stylus 2200 and ultrachrome inks with a 310gsm fine art paper. Usually, I use either Moab or Hahnemuhle papers which are my favorites.

I hope you enjoy this piece.

Thank you for looking,


© DocWorks Designs 2007

Detail Images

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Sketch of Jane

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Her friend Fini

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Her friend Gina


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