9.04.2012

Luna Moth

         Since I've moved into my new apartment, my time has been consumed with starting a new job, getting used to a new sleeping schedule, and getting officially unpacked and settled in.  After a month, things are finally starting to calm down, for now at least, but I was still in need of a new project!
          While I had looked everywhere to find the perfect thing to hang on my living room wall, the one wall that just seems a little too bare, I found nothing that quite worked.  Either it wasn't the right color, the right size, or the right style.  So I've decided to create my own!  I'm currently envisioning a set of three, all light green, insect drawings, to be hung together.   
          I started with the first, which is of my favorite bug, a luna moth.  If you've read my blog in the past you may have noticed I'm fascinated by the color and patterns of insects!  (If you're a first time reader:  First of all welcome!  My readers are greatly appreciated!  but here you can read up on my bug collection.)  
         Luna moths are elegant to me.  They are my absolute favorite color (which is rare to find in nature) and they are so gentle for a larger insect.  I pulled out my colored pencils and started to play!  With an addition of a chalk overlay, I made a luna moth that was perfect for my living room!  It looks amazing, and is just what I had envisioned!  
          Now I have two more to go to complete my series! What's Number 2 you ask?  I was thinking of a Japanese Beetle!  But if you have any ideas for green insects let me know!
 ...of course I can't take all the credit, I had my artist assistant at hand!

33 comments:

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    1. Thank you so much! and thanks for stopping by my blog! Its fun to share things with new readers!

      -H

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  2. Oh honey that is quite gorgeous! You definite are one talented individual!

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  3. So pretty. I have a kitty who loves to help me with my crafting too! They're so helpful..

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    1. Aren't they though! haha I feel like he's saying "hey mom look what I did"

      -H

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  5. Sweet kitty!!!! You have a new BlogLovin follower!!

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  6. Hola Hannah!
    What a breath-taking drawing! I haven't pulled out my art supplies in a while. As a matter of love, since I've relocated back home to Miami, FL, they're still boxed up! But your post has just inspired me to go un-box them out! Thanks for sharing! Tootles!

    ~SimplyyMayra :)

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  7. What a good helper you had! Thanks for joining our hop!

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  8. Wow you have an amazing gift! :) I also love your little helper. :) I'm a new follower from the hop.

    Jen @ kyleandjensmith.blogspot.com
    The Adventures of our Army Life

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  9. What a cute kitty! Great pictures..

    Newest GFC follower from the hop. Making my way down the list still. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. Hosting Like Me on Facebook. Love to have you link up...
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  10. Thanks for participating in the Wednesday Walkabout!

    Chantal @ Scattered Seashells
    www.scatteredseashells.com

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  11. Wow! I am just so impressed. That is just so beautiful! Thanks for linking up!

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  12. Ooo, pretty! Chalk overlay -- so is that little case you have there filled with chalk? I thought it was watercolor!

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    1. I did it all with colored pencil and then gave it a softer look with a chalk overlay in a few spaces to even out the color!

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  13. i can definitely relate to that adjusting phase when you're trying to get all settled in. i moved in May and sometimes i still don't feel like i am all the way up to speed! anyway, this is wonderful! the finished product will be so incredible— can't wait to see it!

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  14. Ha! My little kitty always wants to help, too! I absolutely LOVE the artwork. You are talented!

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  15. Hi Hannah,

    Thanks so much for the tips! Your blog photos are lovely. I really should start taking more consideration into my photo quality, haha. I'll definitely join the new bloggers group!
    -Anna

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  16. stopping over from Wednesday Walkabout! Your artwork is beautiful!

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  17. hi there! following back from Second Ave. love this color <3

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  18. Hello,
    Thank you for stopping by and for your lovely words...
    Luck you, gotta cute assistant.
    Regards,
    Rashida Shaikh

    http://inheritedrecipes-rashu.blogspot.in

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  19. that is amazing, what a beautiful job you did! green is also my favorite color so i look forward to see what your other pieces entail :)

    newest follower!

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  20. That is a beautiful bit of drawing. Can't wait to see the Japanes beetle.

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  21. *Squee* A fellow bug lover! I always wish I had gone to school for entomology or arachnology because I'm incapable of spotting anything with more than four legs and not spending hours trying to identify it o__0 That drawing is lovely, I'm going to go check out the link to your collection now!

    -Bronwyn

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  22. Pretty drawing! Love the color! Following you from Friday Chaos Blog Hop. Have a great weekend!
    xo sandra
    http://larasvintage.blogspot.com/

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  23. love the drawing of this moth. and lime green is also my favourite colour - trying to get stuff for my kitchen in that colour (and yellow, and orange) to balance out all that wood and white that's in there.

    what is a japanese beetle? can't wait to see the post about it, and your artwork.

    thanks for your sweet comment on my blog!

    one of your newest followers,

    Aniko from Idle Needle

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  24. the luna bug is beauitful!
    i think the japanese beetle next to draw would be awesome!

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  25. this kitty reminds me of my dear old kitty-cat..... so sweet <3

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  26. Hello Hannah,

    I'm stopping by as promised in my reply to the kind comment you left for me. First off, your drawing is stunning! Love the use of colour and the blending and secondly, your cat is adorable >insert small fit here< cat's are the absolute best, I love the way they act as if everything is their own and their just letting you use their stuff lol!

    The fact that you like bugs is very different, I haven't come across a blog like that before, I look forward to reading more!

    - Nicole over at Furnish Box :)

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