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Lady Mantis by yangtianli Lady Mantis by yangtianli
So, finally, the second painting of the series I plan to continue 'Insect beauty' you can see another one here

and a wallpaper fore the first collection here :)

The thing is, you see, I'm actually very scared of insects. But one day I saw Blepharopsis's micro insect photograph, and I was totally amazed by how beautiful the insects looks. check out his awesome gallery! [link] :) Freaky as, but gorgeous.

So for Mantis, Blepharopsis has got these amazing white mantises that looks super elegant. But you know the female mantis needs to bite off the male mantis's head? XD

I wanted her to be extremely beautiful, kind of seducing you but not super suggestive - but guess what, if you are familiar with insect anatomy....I'll leave the rest to the naughty you. :P

Anyway, hope you like this painting and I hope I did the beautiful insects and Blepharopsis justice! :D :heart:

btw Happy New Year everyone! :D
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laughingvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... :jawdrop:

Consider me dumbfounded and speechless, yangtianli.

Another otherworldly beauty. (And since I'm male, I'll safely admire her from afar! :) )

Gorgeous... :)
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Wenxie Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
She's definitely terrifying, but in a good way. I love how you don't just add wings, and make them look like fairies; your paintings have really merged the human and the insect. Beautiful!
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for such a lovely comment!! :tighthug: :love: :love:
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wanderlust676 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
An instant favourite, excellent.
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! she definitely needs some more love :)
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Vanderax Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012
Teach me how to draw :(
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:) when I make tutorials I will let you know? :D
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Vanderax Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
okay :)
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Rocio-Aj Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D
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Bumblebij Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looking forward to see the next one. Your artworks really inspire me. I want to make my own human insect, a bee one. But it's really hard for me to make one coz i'm not really good at drawing.
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you and good luck with your vision! :love:
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Bumblebij Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're always welcome. :)
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Netheb Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Guh. :icondonotwantplz:

But nice job, I guess. :) Insect anatomy must be complicated ^^
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:P haha thanks :)
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow so good again! But I feel sorry that you have to look at scary insects in close detail to draw these! :P Anyway amazing as always! :D
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much sweetie! :heart: haha yea it was quite scary but very challenging :)
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Hehe that's okay :) yepp I bet it took ages! But patience is a virtue I guess. :P
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White-Heron Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Oh wow, your insect-based designs are truly gorgeous! :D I like that they aren't just superficial designs (like just added wings and such), instead you put in really eye-catching details with the limbs and bodies. The result is that you made beautiful and elegant designs out of these nasty critters. Nice job! :D
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much! I'm really glad that you like the design, I did spend a lot of effort! :D :hug:
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to brilliant gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!! :hug:
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anzul Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student General Artist
great soft coloring, and very elegant too :D
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot!! :tighthug:
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VercheLicious Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
your pic makes me see the insects in more positive way :love:
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww,I'm glad you think so! I'm trying to overcome my fear of them XD
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Woobak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh god, I don't want to sound like a troll here but that beautiful face deserved a better body, I personally hate insects, anyways, the technique is actually very good, the details and the colors are very beautiful but the idea creeps me out, the face is stunning but the rest of the body...............
well I don't like it, but this is just a personal opinion, this is a very good artwork I just can't insects and I guess that's why this artwork just isn't exactly work for me...
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I totally understand, don't worry :) different people have different likings, and Im also the kind of person doesnt like insects and will scream if seeing one XD but I wanna challenge something that's not in my comfort zone :)
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Woobak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well I think that just shows what a great artist you are!
:D
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, thank you so much! I'll work hard and hope you'll like my next painting :D
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Woobak Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool I can't wait for it, I hope it is a butterfly or a ladybug :3
LOL!
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Woobak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I made some typing mistakes up there in my first comment so, when I typed:"this is a very good artwork I just can't insects and I guess that's why this artwork just isn't exactly work for me..."
I ment:this is a very good artwork but I just can't stand insects and I guess that's why this artwork just doesn't exactly work for me... :3
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Woobak Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry...
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minz10 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
So stunning!!! I wish i had your skills >.< Amazing job~ And im actually scared of insects but i love this^^
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Im really glad! Like I said I'm the same. :) thank you so much! :D
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minz10 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Youre welcome^^
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danis58 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
I've no words to describe this. It's just beautiful and stunning!! ♥
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you do much!! :heart: :)
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danis58 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Welcome :)
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ChirBatti Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012   General Artist
I'm the kind of fiend that finds insects fascinating and beautiful. Also the kind that will pick up a cricket to put on my sister's shoulder but that's another story...

This painting is gorgeous. You've really achieved a seductive vibe for this mantis and given her a very appealing look. She looks all kinds of ready to take a mate and nibble his head off afterward.
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yangtianli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha,do you do that to your poor sis? XD thank you do much for your comment and glad you like the painting! :hug:
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