Apple with bugs - weekend challenge

Hey this is my first attempt at a weekend challenge. The topic is bugs, so I thought I’d do some fruit with bugs, go for a creepy kinda feel. Heres what I got so far:

http://usera.imagecave.com/bumgravy/apple1.jpg

It looks very cartoony. Is that the look you were going for? It mostly looks good, but I don’t think the bitten-out part looks right, it’s too smooth. Also, the bugs aren’t casting shadows. I like the bug model though.

Update:
http://usera.imagecave.com/bumgravy/apple2.jpg

there we go! i was going to comment about the apple texture, but you fixed it already, so good job! this does have kind of an icky feeling to it, like when you find the nasty rotted food at the side of the road. very nice.