So what's up with these beetles you may ask.
Is there a beetle stamp competition which may make you a millionaire overnight, like the duck stamp? No, not as far as I know, and I doubt I would win even if there was.
I just felt I needed to work on rendering shiny things, and I believe it was also inspired by the fact that we will not be making a mechanical insect for advanced structural.
I got a letter from CCAD today, about how proud they were I was on the dean's list, and if I'd like to have published in my local newspaper.
Hah, I had a C and a D- in the first semester I came to CCAD, and I still made Dean's list.