How to Sculpt Beetles, Bugs and Scarabs Realistically

Stephanie Kilgast, Contemporary artist.

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8 Videos (32m)
    • Introduction

    • Material & Tools

    • Beetle Studies

    • Sculpting a Ladybug

    • Sculpting a Blue Scarab

    • Blue Fungus Beetle

    • Finishing Touches

    • Conclusion


About This Class

If you're into bugs and insects, this class is for you!
I am going to guide you through the process of sculpting your very own beetles from scratch.
No prior knowledge needed! However, bring in some patience for better results!
I will explain my process through three examples, the eyed ladybug, a blue scarab and the blue fungus beetle.
I will also show you two different ways to make legs.
In the end I'm also going to share some of my artwork for you to go further.

Materials and Tools
Beetle Studies 
Sculpting a Ladybug
Sculpting a Scarab (Protaetia Speciosa Cyanochlora)
Sculpting a Blue Fungus Beetle
Finishing Touches

Ressources :

My tools :

Kevin Mac Leod 
Three Chain Links

14 of 14 students recommendSee All

working on other projects at present but will be back to make some beetles. Very good course
Wonderful and quick class. Lots of little advanced tricks that will be very helpful.
Watched this class w/ my 11yo daughter who lives for two things: art and bugs. This course was her pick for our weekly Art Date and both of us loved it. Stephanie Kilgast's instruction is clear, direct, and inspiring. I foresee a lot of Sculpey beetles in my future.





Stephanie Kilgast

Contemporary artist.

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Inspired by natural forms, Stéphanie Kilgast’s artwork is an ode to nature. She grows colorful organic sculptures on human-made objects, celebrating the beauty of nature in a dialogue with humanity, questioning the lost balance between human activities and nature.

She built her reputation and her sculpting skills around hyperrealistic miniature food sculptures. Her work ha...

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