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Japanese Oak Silkmoth Caterpillar

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Published: July 4, 2013
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Some weeks ago I visited an exhibition of invertebrates in the botanical garden of the Faculty of Science. It far exceeded my expectations, I thought there would be just some photos and pinned bugs, but (most of) the exhibits were alive - there was my favorite button-spider, all European giant beetles, slugs & snails and even aquatic animals such as crayfish and swimming bugs. But what I couldn't take my eyes off were the giant caterpillars of the Japanese Oak Silkmoth, which were feeding on oak leaves. They were as thick as your index finger and totally fascinating - I just had to paint a picture of one :D

The technique is digital, one of watercolor-imitating techniques I explored during the work on my bachelor thesis.
Image size
2480x2451px 1.05 MB
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
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Piwate's avatar
Nomnomnom, all your illustrations are awesome, you did a great job!
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AleRafaHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so wonderful! Your whole gallery is, btw *_*
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CuteyBeeProfessional Digital Artist
oh my gosh, this is such a great pic, the colors, the composition, the cuteness. This is truly amazing. It's so loverly.
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Just look at that face! It's so adowable.
DarkLover33's avatar
I love the colors you used for this-as well as how adorably cute you made him! I could defiantly see this as a cover for a children's book :)