I dug out some pictures from my laptop... Earlier this year I remember having a mood for painting. One day I got really fascinated by this huge book for children, called Animals of the World. It is made during the 80's and it's beautifully illustrated by Check illustrators.
This kind of beetle is considered to be the world's biggest, by the way. My version of the beetle is somewhat similar to the original, but not entirely the same (e.g. proportions). Painting this goliath beetle made me think back to my childhood, when I used to learn how to draw, just by looking at pictures in books, comics, magazines, children's TV series and movies. Good old times.