Monday, July 09, 2007


Why I've drawn a grasshopper I have no idea. I found a photo of one - a painted grasshopper its called, that was quite amazing. And as I drew it, I was amazed at the detail and construction of the insect. They make you wonder where the concept for armour plating came from originally.

Now I'm not an insect fan by any stretch of the imagination. I'm the person who will flee from dragonflies, craneflies, bumblebees and horror of horror - moths. So I have to say that drawing this - while it didn't creep me out enormously, it didn't because I found the structure so interesting.

It really is true that you don't really see something until you draw it.


"JeanneG" said...

My husband's sister is petrified of grasshoppers. He bought her one 12 inches long and put it in her bed so she would see it that night as she pulled down the covers. She once got one in a room in the house and it was there all day with the door shut until her husband came home to get it.
Nice job on the sketch.

Billie Crain said...

good for you, Jeanette! bugs are strangly fascinating even to many people who say they give them the 'willies'. i love to see insects depicted artistically, too. i dislike spiders but i've watched them make their webs. it's really incredible. i can't wait to see your grasshopper completed!

Jeanette said...

thanks Jeanne. I can relate to letting the insect have the space...I've done that too, particularly May bugs we used to get in England. SHudder...

Aren't they strange things Billie? They do creep me out but their construction is quite amazing.