margiecakes


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loridi wrote:I am torn... On the one hand, spiders (even in images) freak me out. On the other, a beautiful butterfly. Excellent job.



I am the complete opposite! I love spiders so much, and could just watch them do their thing for hours. I used to have a 'pet' black widow (not officially, it just lived in the crack between the door frame and the wall at this pit I lived in while in college) that I named Molina (until my roommate got wasted one night and squashed it).

However, I would not be caught dead wearing a shirt with a butterfly on it... except for this one.

I love the concept and the execution is gorgeous.


I got over my hatred of all things butterfly print (even though I love them in real life) and voted for this one. Might get my boyfriend to log in and vote for it as well!


ste7enl


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margiecakes wrote:I am the complete opposite! I love spiders so much, and could just watch them do their thing for hours. I used to have a 'pet' black widow (not officially, it just lived in the crack between the door frame and the wall at this pit I lived in while in college) that I named Molina (until my roommate got wasted one night and squashed it).

However, I would not be caught dead wearing a shirt with a butterfly on it... except for this one.

I love the concept and the execution is gorgeous.


I got over my hatred of all things butterfly print (even though I love them in real life) and voted for this one. Might get my boyfriend to log in and vote for it as well!



Great story, thanks for sharing. I can't imagine letting a black widow hang out freely, but I do find spiders fascinating. Appreciate the vote!

margiecakes


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ste7enl wrote:Great story, thanks for sharing. I can't imagine letting a black widow hang out freely, but I do find spiders fascinating. Appreciate the vote!



Black widows are venomous, but their bite isn't too bad and is unlikely to kill you. They're actually incredibly shy/recessive little things, and tend to hide or run away when 'confronted.' Last weekend I was unpacking some boxes of books, reached in and grabbed one and accidentally grabbed a black widow in the process. I squealed because it was unexpected, and the poor thing ran and hid behind another book, and then curled up in the corner of the box, unmoving, even after I took it outside to throw it out in the yard. I swear I shortened that thing's life just by scaring the bajeezus out of it.

It was super cute!

Also, if you don't know, jumping spiders are about the cutest thing on eight legs. I wish I could hug their furry little faces without killing them.


treehug


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Re: Dragon Moon



Very nice & simple... although I'd like it even better without the smiley face.

officeink


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Re: Dragon-Flyer




Love the detail in this design...it's very well done...colors are nice too!

icymallard


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Re: Roly Poly Pea Disguise



Nice facial expressions all around. Toy Story 3 anyone?

colinlepper


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smatzke wrote:Here is the quote: "I’m in a big mass of thousands of very small particles that are brilliantly lit up like they’re luminescent," Glenn went on. "They are bright yellowish-green. About the size and intensity of a firefly on a real dark night. I’ve never seen anything like it."

Here is the link to an artcile(you can find many if you do a google search)http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42982294/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/glowing-mystery-surrounds-first-american-orbit/



Haha can't say I've ever heard of that before! your link doesnt work though =(

colinlepper


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neuropsychosocial wrote:I love this ! How old-fashioned romantic.

ETA: For some reason, the auto-feature that inserts a small version of the thumbnail and a url to the Derby entry isn't working for this entry. I've "tattled" on the problem, so hopefully it will be fixed soon! In the meanwhile, everyone go look at colinlepper's "Couple Bugs," because it's GREAT!



Much appreciated! =)

colinlepper


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smatzke wrote:Make this a female and I am in. (Only female mosquitos bite)



lol you got me there

herabec


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plainyoghurt


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fourlane77 wrote:Here's the original ink art for this:
The Death's Head Moth



This is awesome. I was thinking about doing a version of a deaths head moth myself.

lonelypond


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Re: Seasons Change



lovely

lonelypond


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Re: Dragonfly



nice

lonelypond


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Re: Planting A Bug



cute

lonelypond


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Re: Caterpillar Reborn



love the green + the beauty

lonelypond


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Re: A Dreamy Reality (Redux)



like the watercolor blue

lonelypond


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Re: Winter Butterfly



like the explosion of color/energy

lonelypond


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tjost


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Re: Energy Efficient



Well thought I'd get this out even though it's late...

fourlane77


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plainyoghurt wrote:This is awesome. I was thinking about doing a version of a deaths head moth myself.



go for it! ..'silence of the lambs' influence aside, i think they're absolutely gorgeous...and thanks for the comment! ..been on an ed gorey kick lately....

vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote.

clav08


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Re: LEVELING UP



If cocoons were like this, I'd love to have one to read in.

clav08


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Re: fireflies love waltz



Your work is always so gorgeous. This is certainly no exception.

svelbjorn


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Re: Bone Spider


Not sure where this came from...

I'll get to it.

clav08


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Re: Joy Ride



This makes me want to go find a playground right now!

clav08


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Re: Mosquito Party



As someone who works in a blood bank, this is awesome.

clav08


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Re: Nature's Nightlights



This design just makes me happy. Fireflies are probably the only bugs in the world that don't make me lose my denial. Love it!

tjost


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Re: Energy Efficient



RESUB PLEASE REVOTE

I forgot the wings on the first sub, I'm tired Anyways wanted to get this in even late in the derby as it is.

clav08


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Re: Planting A Bug



Aww I love the facial expression! So cute. (I'm still wishing your spider Ben Franklin had printed..)

brankitteh


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Re: Black Butterflies (on blue shirt)



Want this version

tjost


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Re: Energy Efficient (resub)



RESUB 2 PLEASE REVOTE

I forgot the wings on the first sub and I saw a silly mistake on the second one, I'm tired. Anyways wanted to get this in even late in the derby as it is.

phineus


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Re: Web Of Deceit



Psh, obvious pop culture riff of greedy spiders

phineus


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svelbjorn wrote:Not sure where this came from...



Hell, I'm guessing

fourlane77


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misterpeach wrote:LOOK! It's the legendary Snow White Spider, man...



..snow white spider sense tingling!

vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote.

fourlane77


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misterpeach wrote:Entered this one late in the Art Nouveau derby & thought I'd give it another day in court.



guilty! gmv...

vote. vote. vote. vote. vote. vote.

plainyoghurt


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Re: Too expensive



Why hasn't this got more votes? I'm going to vote for this right now.

slapurmama


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Re: Jeweled Dragonfly



I think it is awesome so vibrant I want one

hankescu


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Re: Roach Attack!



Nice and creepy. Creepy and nice.

marnich


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Re: The Inky Dinky Arachnid



Love this lovable jumping spider! I think she loves me too!

ibaitxo


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Re: Too expensive



love it!

ampersandink1


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beatlelove wrote:I love the style of this drawing! The only thing that would make it better for me is if it didnt have the pocket



Thank you, I was torn between a pocket or a flower pot.