I love this video for the peek over an artist’s shoulder! Art that was seventeen years in the making.
Artist James Gurney paints a portrait of a 17-year cicada which rested alongside its empty larval exoskeleton. He uses a DIY tripod-mounted painting rig that holds his sketchbook above a palette for mixing casein paints.
You can see the finished painting here. Lovely.
Thanks to Mindy Weisberger for finding this!