This is a close up sketch of a fly for an upcoming painting. Instead of sketching the entire fly, I have been focusing up close on certain areas of the fly. There are wonderful details and shapes to be found in when looking up close. When I was in college, I had a photography class where I did a series of closeup black and whites. My favorite is a picture I took of a sliced green pepper which was back lit. You get to see all of the veining and details that you would not normally see. I want to do a similar series with the flies.