Sasha Vinogradova is a brilliant art director and digital artist based in Los Angeles, California. Jewel Insects is a fascinating collection from Vinogradova where she merges her fascination with nature and ornate design in these jewel-coated specimens.

Sculptural in form to evoke a brooch or other piece of wearable art, the digitally illustrated insects encase gems and vibrant, iridescent body parts within a metallic structure. Symmetrical motifs adorn the wings and shells, adding an extra layer of ornamentation to the otherwise natural subject matter.

In this series I wanted to depict whimsical nature of insects as a pieces of handmade metalwork. Software used is in this project cinema 4d, zbrush and arnold render. I wanted to mention how much fun was to play with Arnold Flake material to make wings look like a gemstones.

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