Sketchbook Fun with Naked Lilliputians and Jambi Love

Lilliputians are the little people that I draw in my sketchbook. Most of the time they are naked and sometimes two-headed.


Phalacrognathus Mueller

Phalacrognathus mueller, male

This iridescent male beetle is Phalacrognathus Mueller, a species in the Lucanidae family.  He is commonly called a rainbow stag beetle.

Painted with acrylics on watercolor paper, the real fun and challenge of painting this awesome beetle was in trying to communicate his iridescence.


Chalcosoma atlas

Chalcosoma atlas postcard

This awesome beetle could not go unpainted.  A species of beetle belonging to the Scarabaeidae family.
Painted with acrylics on watercolor postcard paper.




This male Odontolabis is a genus of beetles belonging to the Lucanidae family. I painted him with acrylics on high quality watercolor paper.