February 06, 2010

Goliath Bird Easting Tarantula ( Big B.......)


©Doreen Cross

I don't think I would like thos crawling over me even though I am not afraid of spiders.
Graphite 19 x 14cm on Arches smooth 300gm paper.
It's pretty close to the actual sixe of the spider. You can just see the eyes and the mouth 4 tiny white dots.... that's the eyes and the mouth underneath is closed.


15 comments:

Janet Pantry said...

Doreen, I don't know how you could draw this - I'm petrified of spiders! You have deadly ones down there too, don't you? - makes me shudder!! Nice drawing though, all the same ;)

Dors said...

Thank you Janet. I would also be petrified it came any where near me.

This was was safely tucked away in the Melbourne Zoo.

Pencil Sanity said...

Beautiful done Dors. I have seen one of these walk across the road in front of me and it scared the **** out of me. LOL

sue said...

Ditto Janet!! I can't stand spiders either. Nicely drawn though Dors ... now can we have something cute and fluffy next please :o)

Amanda Russian said...

Fantastic Dors....gives me the creeps looking at it....the spider that is, the drawing is unreal!

Dors said...

Maria. hehehe. I bet it did.
Thanks for the comment. ;)

Sue. Thank you :) I know what I am doing next and you will like the next one.

Amanda. Thank you for your comment. I promise something less creepy next time.

I thought he was quite cute..FROM A GREAT DISTANCE. hehehe.

Sally McLean said...

Beautiful detail but it literally made me shudder. Ugh!!

Krista Hasson said...

Wow Dors your detail on this is wonderful!

Dors said...

Sally. Thanks :) I promise to do something nicer next time. LOL

Thank you Krista appreciate you kind comment.

Wendy Mould said...

It looks good Dors but something I can't see myself drawing!!

Dors said...

I quite understand Wendy. Smiles.

DEB said...

Spiders are so hard to depict Dors...especially black ones. You've done such a great job on this guy...I think they are cute, but I agree...I don't like them crawling around on me. The wolf spiders we have here will actually rear back and take an attack stance as you reach to crush their 1/2" little furry black bodies. The black widows I don't mess with...I spray them with wasp killer from afar.

Dors said...

Thanks Deb for your kind comment.
We have lots of spiders here but not the size of this one.. It's firmly caged at the Melbourne Zoo. It's roughly the size of a man's hand spread out.
I don't think I would like to meet a black widow or wolf spider.

Pierre De Lune said...

Fantastic Dors ! You have a incredible talent !!!

Dors said...

Thank you so much Pierre De Lune for visiting my site and your kind comment. much appreciated.