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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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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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