I hate bugs of any kind, so I don’t understand my current obsession with caterpillars.
The Monarch is named after the Danaus plexippus, otherwise known as the monarch butterfly, from which I had the reference for the butterfly wing design.
The Monarch drawing progress pictures:
This caterpillar craze started from when I did a drawing study of them a couple of weeks ago
which evolved into a painting during an artjam sessions with Mahlstik
which then metamorphosed into an infinitely long caterpillar (which is still a work in progress)