The Norway lobster is a slender crustacean, much smaller than the more familiar common lobster. A commercially fished species, it is also known as scampi, langoustine or Dublin Bay prawn.
Common prey of many fish species, they are predators themselves, feeding mostly on molluscs and smaller crustaceans. They live in burrows dug in soft sediment.
I decided to pick this species as I’ve always found crustaceans fascinating, and lobsters have such an interesting mix of shapes to draw! I’m an illustrator and comic artist based in Fife who has mostly drawn birds and mammals, so I really enjoyed digitally illustrating something different in my usual limited palette style.