A simple drawing of Fairy Tail Fanart: Natsu & Lucy.. Ooh, and the flying cat too..
My first time drawing Fairy Tail, that's why I make it simple(yes, I know it's weird because I don't read this manga, maybe I'll read it when I've got some free time huhuu u.u ).. There's some modification made from the previous one.. xD
Art created for: Hope you like it bro~ and other Fairy Tail fanart too ^^
Quote [link] Jumping spiders are among the easiest to distinguish from similar spider families because of the shape of the cephalothorax and their eye patterns. The families closest to Salticidae in general appearance are the Corinnidae (distinguished also by prominent spines on the back four legs), the Oxyopidae (the lynx spiders, distinguished by very prominent spines on all legs), and the Thomisidae (the crab spiders, distinguished by their front four legs, which are very long and powerful). None of these families however, has eyes that resemble those of the Salticidae. Conversely, the legs of jumping spiders are not covered with any very prominent spines. Their front four legs generally are larger than the hind four, but not as dramatically so as those of the crab spiders, nor are they held in the outstretched-arms attitude characteristic of the Thomisidae. In spite of the length of their front legs, Salticidae depend on their rear legs for jumping. The generally larger front legs are used partly to assist in grasping prey, and in some species, the front legs and pedipalps are used in species-recognition signalling.
The jumping spiders, unlike the other families, have faces that are roughly rectangular surfaces perpendicular to their direction of motion. Their eye pattern is the clearest single identifying characteristic. They have eight eyes, as illustrated. Most diagnostic are the front row of four eyes, in which the anterior median pair are more dramatically prominent than any other spider eyes apart from the posterior median eyes of the Deinopidae. There is, however, a radical functional difference between the major (AME) eyes of Salticidae and the major (PME) eyes of the Deinopidae; the large posterior eyes of Deinopidae are adapted mainly to vision in dim light, whereas the large anterior eyes of Salticidae are adapted to detailed, three-dimensional vision for purposes of estimating the range, direction, and nature of potential prey, permitting the spider to direct its attacking leaps with great precision. The anterior lateral eyes, though large, are smaller than the AME and provide a wider forward field of vision.
The rear row of four eyes may be described as strongly bent, or as being rearranged into two rows, with two large posterior lateral eyes furthest back. They serve for lateral vision. The posterior median eyes also have been shifted out laterally, almost as far as the posterior lateral eyes. They are usually much smaller than the posterior lateral eyes and there is doubt about whether they are at all functional in many species.
Jumping spiders range in size from a body length of 1 to 22 mm.
In addition to using their silk for safety lines while jumping, they also build silken "pup tents", where they shelter from bad weather and sleep at night. They molt within these shelters, build and store egg cases within them, and also spend the winter in them.
Another planthopper nymph Taken at night in Singapore.
Quote from www.missouribotanicalgarden.or… Numerous species of leafhoppers and planthoppers are found in Missouri, and many of them have a broad host list (for example, the potato leafhopper, Empoasca fabae, has over 100 host plants). They feed on foliage and shoots of many different plant species by piercing the plant cells and sucking out the contents. The damage that results from feeding depends on the host plant and the specific hopper. Only a few species of hoppers transmit pathogens such as those that cause curly top virus and aster yellows. Adult hoppers are excellent short-distance jumpers when disturbed, and they can be pests when found in high numbers.
Symptoms and Diagnosis Hoppers are agile insects that can move with equal ease either forwards, backwards, or sideways like a crab. The crab-like motion distinguishes hoppers from most other insects. In addition, they can hop to escape danger or to move to another host plant.
Feeding damage from some species causes small white spots (stippling) to appear on the upper leaf surface, usually beginning near the leaf midrib.
Stippled areas can unite into larger whitish blotches on mature leaves. With some plants, feeding damage causes a drying and yellowing (or browning) of leaf margins, and possibly the whole leaf. Some leafhopper species cause curling or stunting of terminal leaves with their feeding. Another sign of feeding is the presence of tiny varnish-like spots of excrement on the underside of leaves. Also, check under leaves for white, papery cast skins that remain from the molting process.
The lacebug is another insect that causes stippling from feeding and leaves dark droplets of varnish-like excrement on the underside of leaves. Distinguishing lacebugs from leafhoppers is easy:
Lacebugs have a lacy pattern on their upper side, they don't jump or run sideways, and they are about half as broad as they are long. Yet another pest that can cause stippling is the spider mite. Check under leaves for the webbing left by spider mites (leafhoppers don't leave webbing).
I've seen many bagworm but this is my first time seeing one freshly moulted into a moth. You can see the pupa case at the end of the "bag". Closer view can check our here farm6.staticflickr.com/5314/13… Taken at night in Singapore.
Quote from en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bagworm_… The Psychidae (bagworm moths, also simply bagworms or bagmoths) are a family of the Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths). The bagworm family is fairly small, with about 1350 species described. Bagworm species are found globally, with some, such as the Snailcase Bagworm (Apterona helicoidella), settling continents where they are not native in modern times.
Another common name for the Psychidae is "case moths", but this is just as well used for the case-bearers (Colephoridae). The names refer to the habits of caterpillar of these two families, which build small protective cases in which they can hide. The bagworms belong to the superfamily Tineoidea, which is a basal lineage of the Ditrysia just as the Gelechioidea, in which the case-bearers are placed. This means that the bagworms and case-bearers are only as closely related to each other as either is to butterflies (Rhopalocera).
Most bagworms are inoffensive to humans and not at all conspicuous; some are occasional nuisance pests. However, a few species can become more serious pests, and have caused significant damage e.g. to wattle (Acacia mearnsii) in South Africa and Orange (Citrus ×sinensis) in Florida. If detected early, picking the cases from the trees while in their pupa stage is an effective way to check an infestation; otherwise, insecticides are used. One bagworm species, the Fangalabola (Deborrea malgassa) of Madagascar, is in some places encouraged to breed on wattle trees, because its pupae are collected as a protein-rich food.
In the larval stage, bagworms extend their head and thorax from their mobile case to devour the leaves of host plants, often leading to the death of their hosts. Trees infested with bagworms exhibit increasingly damaged foliage as the infestation increases until the leaves are stripped bare. Some bagworms are specialized in their host plants (monophagous), while others can feed on a variety of plant species (polyphagous). A few species also consume small arthropods (such as the Camphor Scale Pseudaonidia duplex, a scale insect).
Since bagworm cases are composed of silk and the materials from their habitat, they are naturally camouflaged from predators. Predators include birds and other insects. Birds often eat the egg-laden bodies of female bagworms after they have died. Since the eggs are very hard-shelled, they can pass through the bird's digestive system unharmed, promoting the spread of the species over wide areas.
A bagworm begins to build its case as soon as it hatches. Once the case is built, only adult males ever leave the case, never to return, when they take flight to find a mate. Bagworms add material to the front of the case as they grow, excreting waste materials through the opening in the back of the case. When satiated with leaves, a bagworm caterpillar secures its case and pupates. The adult female either emerges from the case long enough for breeding or remains in the case while the male extends his abdomen into the female's case to breed. Females lay their eggs in their case and die. The female Evergreen Bagworm (Thyridopteryx ephemeraeformis) dies without laying eggs, and the larval bagworm offspring emerge from the parent's body. Some bagworm species are parthenogenetic, meaning their eggs develop without male fertilization. Each bagworm generation lives just long enough as adults to mate and reproduce in their annual cycle
Do you know that feeling that you don't really care about an Anime...but you watch it anyway because there is that one character you like 0___0
I feel kinda like this with Armin from "Attack on Titan".
I gave the show a try since it seems there is that huge hype about it. Okay, the story itself is kinda weird. I don't know why, but it leaves a weird feeling in my stomach (like old chocolate XD). It's so dark and depressing and...I don't know. Well I guess it supposed to be like that...
I watch it anyway...because of Armin. He's a sweet character and I like the way they play his character and his relationship to Eren and Mikasa. So with other words...they probably could cancel everybody out of that show and just leave him in there. That would be a super boring series...but I would watch it...serious XD
This picture was another try to paint with a graphic table. I choose Armin as motive because I wanted to draw his hair...with which I'm very pleased to be quite honest
I also like how his face turned out. OK, he looks a little bit like a male version of Mugi from K-on!....But that's quite fine by me (Did I ever told you that I like Mugi too? <3)
I'm not happy with the clothes. I think I should have spent twice as much time drawing them than I actually did. Compared to the face everything looks so super flat and boring...Hm, next time I make it better
First I wanted to crop that picture to focus more on his head. But then...I thought that unfinished look on his torso looks quite cool. So I decide to keep it that way.
Another try to get familiar with the graphic tablet. I used Cure Peace from "Smile!Precure" as motive because...well...it's a light hearted show and she's a sweet character (and I'm kinda into yellow colors these days...don't know why? XD)
I tried to stick as close as possible to the original artstyle but...darn, those cure girls are so sparkly...so in the end I kinda got carried away with the sparkle brush...But overall I'm happy with the result :3 (Even though it could be better...well, I keep on trying)
I did most of the picture with MangaStudio5.
Thanks to who recommend me that program. I'm really amazed how awesome it is *0*