Posts tagged insects.

buggirl:

invertebrates:

markscherz:

all-of-a-tremble:

Bug shoot

Woah.

inordinate fondness alright

Whoever disagrees that bugs are beautiful, must be out of their minds…

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chestnutred:

My first fully grown black beauty stick insect!

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staceythinx:

Found object artist Edouard Martinet makes amazing sculptures of insects and animals from pieces he picks up at flea markets and car boot sales.

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ianbrooks:

Metal Insect Sculptures by Elizabeth Goluch

Elizabeth’s lifelike insect and spider sculptures incorporate metal, gold, silver, enamel, and a little slice of steampunk. You are highly advised to check out her website to see all the amazing details I couldnt post here, as most of her clockwork bugs have movable parts and secret compartments that reveal hidden flourishes (the Dragonfly, for instance, hides a dragon beneath its wings while the ladybug houses a tiny house inside of it. SO GO LOOKS).

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devidsketchbook:

Sculptor Christopher Locke ”Scissor Mantis | Beetle2open”

bookspaperscissors:

Cabinet de Curiosits, papercraft by Zim and Zou

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thisrevoltingyouth:

Atlas Moth

thisrevoltingyouth:

Atlas Moth



notquitesensible:

Luna moth just after emergence. Wings furled.

notquitesensible:

Luna moth just after emergence. Wings furled.

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Natural Selection.

Natural Selection.

scientificillustration:

A copy of ‘Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom’ with watercolour additions by Albin Burt (1784-1842). Sold at Sotheby’s in 2002 at a Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps auction.

scientificillustration:

A copy of ‘Elements of the Natural History of the Animal Kingdom’ with watercolour additions by Albin Burt (1784-1842). Sold at Sotheby’s in 2002 at a Natural History, Travel, Atlases and Maps auction.

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grumy:

Green-patched Looper (Diachrysia balluca)

This is one fascinating moth. How are its colours even real?

grumy:

Green-patched Looper (Diachrysia balluca)

This is one fascinating moth. How are its colours even real?

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devidsketchbook:

robotic steampunk insects by lindsey bessanon

lindsey bessanon began her creative career as a jeweler in arizona, USA in 2003, casting insects in gold or silver. however, bessanon’s work soon morphed into one more sculptural in nature as she hoped to appreciate the coloring of each bug by adding metallic parts, resulting in a collection of robotic bugs. 
bessanon first acquires dried, dead insects from suppliers on ebay, special collectors or entomologist websites. when ready to begin work on a piece, the artist re-humidifies the specimens in order to properly shape them. bessanon then repositions the legs and wings, fanning them in her intended arrangement. following the initial appendage setting, the artist pins the insect to a piece of styrofoam, allowing her to more easily add the cogs, gears, levers and steel mechanisms to the insect. after a period of two weeks, the intricate robotic bug sculpture is completed— the colors of the insect play off of the silver and gold of the gears, bringing together the two media preferred by the artist.

Cicindela sexguttata. 
These two tiger beetles took me way too long…
(It must be centuries ago since I last drew with colour pencils.)

Cicindela sexguttata. 

These two tiger beetles took me way too long…

(It must be centuries ago since I last drew with colour pencils.)


Beatrix Potter, ‘Studies of bees and other insects’

Beatrix Potter, ‘Studies of bees and other insects’

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