Doodled Spider from Photograph

A friend posted this picture of an Ornamental Tree Trunk Spider – (Herennia Ornatissima) Monochrome by ElephantVisionPhoto on Facebook.  I suggested that it would make an interesting doodle and proceeded to give it a go.

Spider 1

I taped the picture to my worktable and then taped a piece of tracing paper over that:

Spider 2


If you look closely you can see where I traced over the outline of the spider and various areas of interest:

Spider 3

This picture shows what the tracing looks like without the picture behind it:

Spider 4

I copied the tracing on plain paper and doodled it:

Spider 5

I might copy this and see what color looks like on it.

Doodled Spider