Devil’s Flower Mantis

2017
Anni Moilanen
Pencils on A4 Paper
21 x 30 cm

The Devil’s Flower Mantis (Idolomantis diabolica) can grow up to a maximum size of 13 cm, and is native to the Eastern part of Africa. It’s also a popular pet, especially in the western hemisphere. Anni was interested in the huge size of this species, and the spectacular colors. She thinks mantises in general look like they know something you don’t; some hidden wisdom behind the murky look.

The color pencils used for this work are Caran d’ Ache Luminance 6901 (which retain coloration well) and the paper is acid-free, 180g Canson.

80 eu

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