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wignatz
« on: May 14, 2007 12:05:13 PM »

I always felt that the Praying Mantis was a regal looking insect. The quotes are from Norma Desmond, the fading silent film star from the movie Sunset Boulevard. She was once Hollywood royalty, too bad she was crazy as a loon.  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2007 12:07:54 PM »

my fav type bug! very cool!
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« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2007 01:16:15 PM »

Ahhhhh, love these.  The style, the face, the mix of flat and 3D.  Beautifully crafted.
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« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2007 02:08:39 PM »

How cool are those!
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« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2007 03:25:01 PM »

Thanks you all, it's so great to get positive feedback.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2007 03:26:36 PM »

Very neat. I'm feeling inspired to try my hand at these.
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« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2007 03:34:01 PM »

it needs a big gold frame around it!
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2007 03:35:15 PM »

Funky fun!  Are they part digital, or what?
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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2007 03:42:36 PM »

Thanks!

Not digital, but the original praying mantis images were printed on cardstock from photos. Then I inked them around the edges with a gold Brilliance ink pad and I just used a regular black ink pen to add the details on the mantis. It turned out to have a lot of depth, which I really liked.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2007 04:00:26 PM »

Thanks!
Not digital, but the original praying mantis images were printed on cardstock from photos. Then I inked them around the edges with a gold Brilliance ink pad and I just used a regular black ink pen to add the details on the mantis. It turned out to have a lot of depth, which I really liked.
Coolness! Thanks for sharing; that makes sense. I always like that part of seeing people's work. Smiley
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