Before starting this painting take a few moments to practice the following exercise on one of your blank sheets of paper or the back of one of your previous paintings. Watch the tutorial video above to see how this effect is achieved.
Once you are confident you can produce a bubble as shown in step 3 you are ready to paint the beetle!
NOTE: The legs can be tricky, it is delicate work. Don't worry if you make any mistakes, complete the painting anyway then paint it a second time.