🇱🇧 The Dome City Center or "The Egg" - Beirut Lebanon ,
is an ancient building in Beirut Downtown located near the old church called "Al Azariyyeh" near Martyrs Square.The Dome City Center used to be the first and biggest cinema in Lebanon in the late 1950's.
During the Lebanese civil war, it was damaged and a big part of it was destroyed. Since that time, the Lebanese government left the building as a historical place. ( Black and White series). .
هر آن شب در فراق روی لیلی
که بر مجنون رود لیلی طویلست
کمندش میدواند پای مشتاق
بیابان را نپرسد چند میلست
چو مور افتان و خیزان رفت باید
و گر خود ره به زیر پای پیلست
«استاد سخن سعدی»
Micro photography .
Turn on the prudent
Ant, thy heedful eyes,
Observe her labours,
Sluggard, and be wise. “Samuel Johnson”
When scarabs come to mind I immediately think of the Scorpion King/Mummy franchise. There's a duality embedded in my psyche that I can't seem to shake so... I watched them all while drawing this.
This was a fun drawing to do and taught me a lot about rendering a metallic surface and also the colour gold. Gold is such a cool colour - if you place your finger over the bugs head you might see why I think it is. That yellow that dominates the head takes precedence over the entire form and tricks the eye into seeing the colour gold all over. The body is primarily greens and silver with only small specks of yellow in the center and along the edge. It's cool. Reminds me of another movie reference; C3PO wasnt all gold. He had a silver leg in the first three Star Wars films.