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Sequined Spider This spider’s decorative patterning may seem like a dead give away to predators. But for those looking to feast on the arachnid, a species in the genus Thwaitesia, the hunt might result in confusion and failure. “Like a disco ball with lots of different mirrors,” reflective splotches on this spider's abdomen probably “scatter light and make it difficult for predators to see it,” http://bit.ly/1p0TbaD
Illustrator and painter Tim O’Brien's work. He describes his process, “I do a detailed drawing on gessoed panel. I work on sepia or grey half tone and draw with pencil, charcoal pencil, colored pencil, gouache. When that is done I use an airbrush to even tones and set the key of the artwork and add light and dark to areas. I then apply an acrylic coat to the drawing and paint over it in thin layers of oil paint. There, all the details and no secrets.”
Circa 1928 Boué Soeurs sleeveless brocade silver lame, blue net, silk floral trim, and sequins chemise style with dropped waist.