Stag beetle (Lucanus cervus). It's the biggest beetle in Poland. Endangered species - very rare and difficult to find.
Which animal(s) did you choose as a visual and why?
What culture or region does the animal stand for?
Poland (can be found in whole Europe)
What story does your design tell?
I grew up in the country. Forest was very near, I still feel very good in forests and they are important to me. I have never seen alive Stag beetle in the wild, but I would love to and it's one of the symbols of forest to me. The beetle is surrounded by blueberry bush because it also reminds me of forest.
What style did you choose for your design and why?
I started with few pencil sketches then created digital illustration. Drawing style may be weird but it's my own. In nature Stag beetles are brownish but i chose black because it created better contrast with rest of the elements. I wanted to creates something linear complicated but with simple palette.
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Hello, my name is Malwina. I live in Poland. I wanted to created simple yet eye-catching just to fit small pocket knife. I used characteristic for me detailed line with simple palette. I'm happy of the result - I would love to add this knife to my collection (despite the fact I already have to much of them as my friend says).