Saturday, January 9, 2016

Day 9 - Citrus Root Weevil

Diaprepes abbreviatus
Watercolors on Bristol, matted with origami paper (aizome chiyogami).

It's too bad this insect is an agricultural pest, I think they're beautiful! The colors I used are a slight exaggeration of a bluish-green one in my bug collection. A light reddish color is more common.

It is also a shame I was afraid to ruin the origami paper by cutting out the rest of the leg so that it would show. They have such adorable feet:

Side bar: This makes up for yesterday's toilet humor ;)

[January 9, 2016]

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