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The first piece in my series of insect drawings is complete, yay! :winner:
You can watch the timelapse video here!

Prints of this piece are available on my Etsy!

I'll be creating a cicada for my next piece, but first I need to finish some commissions. Sweating a little... 
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8x10in
Prismacolor pencils, ballpoint pen, white gel pen, & white acrylic wash on Strathmore toned tan drawing paper.
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:iconanavi-ivy:
Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student
I just can't handle the vibrant colors on this one. Amazing work!
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:iconlolliangel123:
Lolliangel123 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017   Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful, such an amazing work with the colors!
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:iconkaasusumu:
Kaasusumu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist
Oh my god, that looks amazing!!! It looks so real and not drawn, wowoowow!!La la la la Clap I think I've fainted. 
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DorysStories Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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Queen21283 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  New Deviant
Sooooo symmetrical I love your sketches as well they are so good you must do some serious measurement to do this it's so gooooooood!!! You are my inspiration for drawing!
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Phoenix-of-Pyrrhia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
WHOAAA that is beautiful!! the colors really stand out and the clean black outline is awesome!!
I really like the blending of greens and yellows, along with the highlights! This entire piece is just
amazing OuO
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbluannadoodles:
BluAnnaDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, I love this!
These things are everywhere here in the U.S. where I live, and they're so pretty!

You get the peep of appreciation, my friend Peepington 
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thank you! You're lucky, I've never seen one in person :(
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:iconshockalocker:
shockaLocKer Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen one in the US when I was on a holiday trip.

It was surprisingly big. The wingspan could fit your entire palm.



Unfortunately, on the next day, I saw it being bombarded by ants, killing the moth in the process.
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:iconbluannadoodles:
BluAnnaDoodles Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They're everywhere here in the south, since they develop from Tobacco Worms (caterpillars), and I've those everywhere here, especially formerly growing up on a farm as a young kid.
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:iconxminimoo:
xMiniMoo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student General Artist
this is magic it looks digital
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:iconcookieofpower:
CookieOfPower Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! The Vibrant colors are stunning! It's so clean looking too!
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconcovelloraptor:
Covelloraptor Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its almost hypnotic
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:iconglaceongirl26:
Glaceongirl26 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Hobbyist
wow :o
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:iconphoenix-cry:
Phoenix-Cry Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Insane color!! 
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:icona-la-moe:
A-La-Moe Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is completely fantastic! I love how beautifully this piece is colored and drawn...
I have a question!I'm incredibly out of practice with colored pencils, do you have any tips for getting lines so smooth? How do you go about preventing the white spots that come from drawing on better paper? How do you go about blending the colors so well, and getting such crisp lines? 
Haha, if you could answer, that'd be super cool! I'm definitely watching you, your art is incredible :)
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:iconmmkaay:
Mmkaay Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Holymoley you use ballpoint pen for inking? The colors are so thick and deep. Is buy stickers of these
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:iconkaylababe75:
Kaylababe75 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what colored pencils do you use?
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:iconfantasy-fashionista:
Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gosh, it's so gorgeous!!! :la: Seriously, how do you make the colors so intense like that? It is a bit of editing, or are the pencils you use are super neon are something? xD
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017   Traditional Artist
Thanks, Prismacolors are very vibrant.
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:iconfantasy-fashionista:
Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Might have to get ahold of some of those~ :P

And you're welcome!
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:iconcactuslamb:
CactusLamb Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
h o w
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:iconheytomemeimhome:
Heytomemeimhome Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
I love the old gets displayed here, it almost feels like a minimalist peace. Any plans on doing other less elegant insects like grasshoppers in the future?
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dannii-jo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017   Traditional Artist
I won't be doing a grasshopper, but the Luna Moth is probably the most elegant of the insects that I have planned for this series. ^^
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:iconoddestowl:
OddestOwl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very bold! love it!
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:icona-very-lit-candle:
A-Very-LIT-Candle Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
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:iconravenhartsliver:
Ravenhartsliver Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
........
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:iconlauraquiles:
LauraQuiles Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. Love the detals...the little hands, pearls, etc. Colors are luscious!
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:iconmireiamrart:
MireiaMRArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
The colour is very colourful. What kind of coloured pendil did you use?
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:icondoveskiies:
doveskiies Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
its possible that they're prismacolours since prismacolours have alot of pigment.
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:iconmireiamrart:
MireiaMRArt Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
thanks!
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:icondoveskiies:
doveskiies Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
not a problem! ;w;
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:iconasari13:
asari13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice art
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:iconphillthefab:
PhillTheFab Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH you have TALENT QwQ this is beautiful! <3
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:icontwitterlu:
Twitterlu Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
This is so pretty it hits me in the soul. o.o  You are so intensely talented!  :la:  It's always a pleasure to see your work. :3
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:icondancingdemonart:
DancingDemonArt Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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minekawaii123 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
My god is very handsome !!!Hug 
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:icontombola1993:
tombola1993 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Nice work. Love the jewellery detail on the wings.
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:iconsurfingtheseaworld:
SurfingTheSeaWorld Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
as i said before, love the pearls :D
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:iconninja3330:
ninja3330 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016
Coool
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:iconcalliopius:
Calliopius Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOODNESS, i just happened upon this and kind of fell in love. Vibrant traditional art and INSECTS are two of my favorite things. I'm kind of drooling over your colored pencil skills.
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:iconminnaleo:
Minnaleo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student General Artist
WOW :'O
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:icondracophobos:
DracoPhobos Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student Filmographer
i love those vibrant colours!
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconvarjon:
varjon Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful colors *_*
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:icondannii-jo:
dannii-jo Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconvarjon:
varjon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome ^^
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:iconsuki42deathlake:
suki42deathlake Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016   General Artist
stunning colour! ^^
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