I had this idea in my head for a while and I just had to draw it: Gaang as characters from the Chinese epic Journey to the West.
For those who aren't familiar with the story, it's about an arrogant monkey who needs to accompany a monk to India to retrieve the original Buddhist scriptures and redeem himself. Along the way, he and the monk meet a womanizing pig and an exiled general from Heaven, and they all travel west together.
Here's a picture I made of a Cicada, I created him in pencil, acrylic and digital painting … pretty cute huh?
There's not too much in the cute category in the insect world. Impressive, weird, formidable, fascinating and lots of other superlatives but not so much cute, apart from cicadas and bees and ladybirds and those little jumping spiders with the forward facing eyes, they are pretty cute, no? well I think they are, it's my opinion and I am entitled to it!