This personal project started as an exploration of the line-only version of the polygon style of illustration. I felt the almost-exact symmetry that insects have lent themselves particularly well to this style. Also, bugs are pretty rad-looking (as long as they're not touching me).
A Crane Fly (also known as a Mosquito Hawk).
A Five-Horned Rhinoceros Beetle.
This one started the series. The Pharaoh Cicada or "The 17 Year Locust."
SAVE THE DATE
After experimenting with the style in the series above, I created this wedding announcement illustration for my brother and his fiancée. Both are native Texans, so I used native wildflowers in the garland, in (of course) the wedding colors. I chose to have my brother depicted in mostly angular, straight lines, while using curves for his fiancée.
Save the date on textured paper.
Isolated head illustrations.
An animated GIF to show the rounds that the flower shapes went through. I got a little carried away, but it was a fun process.