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Flowergirl and the Beetle


By Matthijs de Rijk.

A tender scene of a little paper girl handing a paper flower to a Rhinoceros Beetle, the beetle looks in all curiosity and suspicion to the girl and her father.

The idea for this scene just popped into my head all of the sudden. I went to work by first creating the beetle and then the scene around it. The original idea was a little different, having a character riding it, but while making the work I decided to have characters in front. An earlier version of the beetle that I published wasn't as detailed and realistic, so after putting in another night of work, re-sculpting the beetle and making better textures, it really started to shine!

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Matthijs de Rijk

I'm an Historical Reconstruction Artist from the Netherlands. I've always been driven by the urge to create and to bring to life. Build worlds of other times, lives that no one has ever experienced. It sparked my believe that creation, besides love, is one of the highest callings of humanity.

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