Prospero año y felicidad; bienvendio a 2016! Not much of a resolution gal, more like a ‘One Day at a Time’ lady, but it is a great time of year to re-evaluate and imagine what those new goals just might look like. ‘Plastered‘, the image behind a new ad campaign for people against insects flying while under the influence; “Please fly responsibly this holiday season”.
So tongue in cheek for me to draw this…poor little drunky dragonfly. In response to getting plastered by heavy wet snow and a little image researching before I drew this…Check out this macro photography of insects covered in dew. They are spell-binding. Here’s the photo on which I based this sketch.
Macro photographs of insects covered in dew. Not only are they sleepy, but covered in what looks like diamonds. Would make for killer New Year’s Eve cocktail dress haute couture.
‘Pocket Pendulum Beetle’
The Pocket Pendulum Beetle, (Scarabi Dickclarkcaneaum), native to Switzerland/ Alpine climate zones, is famous for its’ precision flight patterns, but is about as reliable as a sundial as a timepiece. Larvae feed primarily on confetti and flat champagne. Very en vogue with Steampunk enthusiasts; its most dangerous natural predator. Previously believed to be attracted to silver polish, it is actually drawn to cedar chests, musty linens, and especially, your grandfathers’ handkerchiefs. ….. and, to make it even more old timey, in sepia: