Stag!! Stag!! Stag!!

I’ve always loved insects, but of all the insects, the stag beetle amazes me the most. They’re massive and the male ones are even massiver (or more massive, for the grammar nazi’s).

Over the last few years I’ve seen many female stag beetles, but never the larger male.

Until last summer… I finally got to see one!

My excitement was short-lived, as its head was missing, it was clearly not well.

From that moment, I decided to sculpt one in 3D and here is the result. Sculpted and painted using 3D Coat, retopo’d in 3D Coat, posed and rendered in LightWave 3D.