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Summer Cicadas by teaganwhite Summer Cicadas by teaganwhite
some cicadas and their shell-pod-things that crunch crunch crunch under your shoes

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How did I just discover you? How did you do this? Your animals/creatures/insect are impeccable a perfect  balance of real and stylized

 

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Yazon Jul 6, 2013  Professional Writer
How did you do this? Is it ink? Or maybe a pencil?
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teaganwhite Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
it was pencil, & then i had some watercolor on a separate sheet, overlayed them and messed with color in photoshop :]
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Yazon Jul 12, 2013  Professional Writer
That's a great hint, thank you so much! :D
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i keep coming back to this, so stunning
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lemgras330 Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonder why they say they come every 17 years? You certainly hear them every summer,I guess this year we'll see them too! YUCK!!
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teaganwhite Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a different genus than the ones you see every summer -- they live underground for 17 years and then all at once come up for a couple months in droves, breed, and die. Totally different life cycle from the annual ones!
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lemgras330 Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I've saw the previous batch 17 years ago! Birds catching them in mid-air...they love them. :wow:

I hate when they buzz past your ear, seemingly flying so slow and the shells of themselves they leave behind!:x

They do have pretty wings and the one's I've seen are a nice iridescent green color! :-)

I have one as my avatar to gradually get used to looking at 'em.
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teaganwhite Apr 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
i think the insects themselves are goooorgeous, but i can't help being really really freaked out by their shells.

it was 2008, the year i graduated high school, last time the 17 year cicadas came up. as a senior prank a bunch of people caught tons of cicadas and let them loose in the school, they were everywhere. guys would eat them in class to freak girls out.
i wish i'd known at the time that they were 17 year old creatures, it makes you feel a lot more respect towards them!
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lemgras330 Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That must have been a fun day for the teachers (not). You're a brave one Teagan! If I were there and saw the infestation in the school, I'd still be in therapy!:giggle:

I'm probably gonna change this silly avatar to something more human.:-)
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