Monday, July 4, 2016

The Abstracti-fly

It crawled out of my imagination. I started with a simple shape, a rough oval, and then started drawing shapes around it, making that round shape an insectoid head. I continued adding pieces for its fanciful wings and legs and whiskers. Finally just a little Photoshop to create its mouth parts. And what is this creature built out of abstract forms? An Abstracti-fly, of course. Not a moth, not an ordinary fly, not a cicada, but a colorful visitor in the long summer days, spending its time in the woods doing its biological tasks in a quiet, leisurely way. The eye-like thing is designed to confuse possible predators. This is a macro close-up of the Abstracti-fly. The actual creature is only an inch long.

Entomological Image is black tech pen ink on sketchbook page, 2 1/4" x 4", July 4, 2016.

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