Insects are not my favorite genre. I rarely draw them. In the spirit of "Live-and-Learn", I dove in. Here are my first few examples: A-E
A: Asparagus Beetles. I chose them for their patterns and couldn't resist breaking up the background to add some greens. I don't like the texture of my background...too sketchy.
I actually like my sketch better than the finished piece. Seems to have more "life".
D: Diamond Back Moth. This works. I don't find the pencil distracting. It actually adds to the texture.
E: Emerald Ash Beetle: Once again, the texture worked well with colored pencil qualities. The wings were a little streaky but I like the dotted body and upper wing casing...actually looks like my reference photo.