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Chrysopsyche mirifica by LuxDani Chrysopsyche mirifica by LuxDani
This was a really cool commission to do. I was contacted by a scientist in Russia, wondering if I would be willing to do some scientific illustrations for a book he was creating, the subject being African Moths.

Um, yes please?!

I'm in school for science, so that's a plus. I love moths and butterflies, so another plus. And this guy contacted me out of the blue, saying that he has been searching for an artist for a long time and decided on me. How flattering! :blush:

So this is Chrysopsyche mirifica, a species of a moth that resides in Africa. Fuzzy little buggers, or lady, since this is the female of the species. That was always a strange concept for me, genders for insects. But I mean, really, they are eukarya, so why wouldn't they? Hell, plants have dude and lady parts!
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muffin-wrangler Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
It iis very interesting seeing your process of pencil to colour.
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah thanks!
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Darkgreendracon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
I have this thing about moths..and I LOVE THIS ONE ;; make more pls
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e11e-k Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
wow, how lucky to be contacted and hand selected!
shows your skills!
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OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful... I wanna touch that African moth. They're so sensible...
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look so fuzzy <3
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OraTheRebelKitsune Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And cute :)
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congrats on the commission! :3 This looks awesome!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!
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AkaruiOokami1279 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what media is this?? (probably silly question :/ ) it is amazing, and congrates on being chosen to do this illustration XD
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