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cicada by teaganwhite cicada by teaganwhite
The lines for this were originally a tattoo design for ~blindliexi -- I've added color and some other junk to make it more of a finished image... Though I may keep playing and adding more graphic elements, I'm not sure if I'm happy with where it's at yet.
Feedback would be cool if you have ideas :]

Since this was commissioned and paid for by someone, and has personal meaning to her, please be respectful and do not get this done as a tattoo yourself. You are welcome to commission your own by emailing me at teaganwh@gmail.com, or get many of my other existing works tattooed unless otherwise noted. Thanks for understanding!

prints, t-shirt graphics, laptop and iphone skins, cards, and more available here: [link]
you can also buy this design on a night light! [link]
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:iconamandinezoli:
amandinezoli Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
so beautiful work ! 
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IsabellaBLK Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
speechless Really? Little Pixel Heart Little Pixel Heart 
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:iconh2omellon:
H2Omellon Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Wonderfull I love the graphic with just the right amount of color ;D
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:iconarmoredfoe:
ArmoredFoe Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome. Beautiful
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful work
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:icondocvizzi:
DocVizzi Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love your art
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:iconhirondelle69:
hirondelle69 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist
Beautiful, i love it
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this so much but I this I would about die if you added some iridescence to the wings.
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:icondanleno:
DanLeno Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Writer
wow! I love your style of drawing!
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:icon91einj:
91einJ Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!
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:iconelsalionart:
elsalionart Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Magnificent job. A cicada would be a great tattoo subject :)
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:iconhaileydharris:
HaileyDHarris Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
I LOVE THIS!! beautiful ;) <3
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:iconmodernkinetics:
modernKinetics Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
I colors are really subtle.
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:icontheidler:
TheIdler Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011   General Artist
Beautiful, the colours are perfect and the background colour gives it an elusive, faded quality under the wings:]
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
:iconcardinalplz:
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:iconteaganwhite:
teaganwhite Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
of course not! thanks so much!
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:iconnekonicky:
NekoNicky Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful :)
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GabrielGadfly Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Writer
This is absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconcaffeinetooth:
caffeinetooth Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
This so precise and delicate and I love the white splatter! The symmetry is so impressive!
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:iconsvenmarie:
svenmarie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I love how you coloured the wings!
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:icontiny-vertebrae:
tiny-vertebrae Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
This is beautiful and amazing.
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:iconpuercoespina:
puercoespina Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
lovely
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:iconizarr:
izarr Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Our little fellow here caught my attention as I explore your gallery
And he's beautiful!

No more words needed to express my adoration for your works :love:
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:iconever-little-princess:
ever-little-princess Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
.even bug can be lovely:heart:
.i would like to have a tatoo like that one ;)
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:icon5letters:
5letters Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
wow - i am looking actually for a similar tattoo of a green fly recently and longer time now if can find one with that qualitiy i would get it done right away !!!! wonderful soft details and elegant line
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:iconabasss:
abasss Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I don't like the splattering much, but the fly looks amazing! If you continue working in it, I think it will look great if you keep going with the symmetry
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:iconliving-with-aliens:
Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Student General Artist
These guys are so loud, even with just walking around. I was outside a while back, and I heard a loud rustling noise in some bushes behind me, and it turns out it was one of these guys walking around in the bushes haha. I love them so much <3
Really lovely art as well!
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ganjatime Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010   Traditional Artist
amazing
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:iconridiculouspinktree:
ridiculouspinktree Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is amazing!
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:iconvalhalrion:
Valhalrion Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful!!! I think it turned out lovely...
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:iconabandonyouridols:
Abandonyouridols Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
oh, this is beautiful.
:iconjoyplz:
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:iconits-raining-monsters:
WHOAAAAWEE!!!!
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:iconbunnygopoof:
bunnygopoof Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I think adding more to it would only detract from the piece. It's beautiful in its detail yet simplicity of composition.
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:iconsilentday:
silentday Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this image! I think you are amazingly talented.
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:iconnilecrocodile:
NileCrocodile Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Pretty! Love the colors in the wings.
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:iconhaharu:
Haharu Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
brilliant. i love it.
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:iconhugorr:
hugorr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Student Photographer
Love the colour scheme in this one too :B And the white splashed circle is an interesting element.
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:iconqmargot:
qMargot Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconjotapehq:
jotapehq Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Bem legal!
:drunk:
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:iconmelivillosa:
melivillosa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
cool
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:iconhellohelloheather:
hellohelloheather Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I think this is beautiful. I especially love the coloring of the wings, and how the colors are so beautifully blended. And the body of the bug is so well done, and it's incredibly realistic looking.
I love it.
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:iconblindliexi:
blindliexi Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
I totally think that baroque-style lines should be added in at different layers, but then again I'm really prejudiced.
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