Eupholus Magnificus, Polymer Clay Sculpture, Stéphanie Kilgast

Hellooo!

I’ve been working hard on my happy bugs project and have sculpted many different beetles this month. I also recorded all the sculptures and put them on my youtube channel.
The initial plan was to make different beetles and to make them dance in synch and filmed from top.
I started with the beautiful dotted Pachycoris Torridus, making the legs movable :

Of course that was far from enough, so ladybirds came to the rescue. Three types for a total of nine ladybirds.

And finally finished (just yesterday evening) three eupholus magnificus.

Here are the pictures of all the happy bugs I’ve made so far.
I’m unsure yet on the next, it’ll be either a couple of dancing mantis or a caterpillar barman.

I’m very excited about this project as I learn a lot along and it is very fun 😀
Insects are so fascinating in terms of skeleton, but also colors and textures, and I feel like this is going to be a years long obsession. But we’ll see!

What’s your favorite quirky insect?
xx
Stéphanie

12 thoughts on “Happy Bugs – Beetles

  • March 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm
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    I usually don’t like bugs but yours are so cute I like them 🙂 The ladybugs and the caterpillar barman are simply adorable!

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  • March 31, 2016 at 8:04 pm
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    I love bugs and yours are super adorable…and I love their articulated legs 🙂

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  • March 31, 2016 at 8:24 pm
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    Oooh they are so great. I love the first colourful ones best.

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  • April 1, 2016 at 3:24 am
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    I love these so much, Stephanie! I have pages and pages of insect drawings in my sketchbooks because just like you said- the textures and colors are so fascinating!

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  • April 1, 2016 at 5:30 am
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    fantastiques
    tous ces détails, précisions
    impressionnant de les voir prendre vie sous tes doigts
    et ces pattes mobiles super idée bravo
    chouette si nouveaux projets challenges et inspirations+++
    bonne journée

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  • April 1, 2016 at 7:54 am
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    This looks so cool! I love your bugs collection! Have you ever tought about making them in miniature since you’re so good at it? I think they’ll look amazing!

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  • June 12, 2016 at 12:04 pm
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    Beautiful happy bugs!

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  • August 29, 2016 at 8:27 pm
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    Some of my favourite insects are the walking leaf and the orchid mantis. There are so many variations and colours to work with. I’d love to see what you do with them!

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    • August 30, 2016 at 8:06 am
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      Oh I have plans for the orchid mantis, I hope I can manage to work on them before the end of the year. (I have too many projects)

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