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Entomology, Gloria the Praying Mantis

The face of insects is quite interesting and the study of insects is entomology. I decided to start a series of researching and looking at insect faces then painting portraits of them. In my opinion, some of them are more interesting than others.

Did you know while mating, the female Praying Mantis eats the head of the male? It is true. Scientists aren’t sure why, but think it has to do with the protein, the male head provides. Weird Science, I say.

My first is Gloria, the Praying Mantis. I named her Gloria because she just looked like a Gloria.




4 comments on “Entomology, Gloria the Praying Mantis

  1. labellerire
    May 8, 2013

    This is awesome πŸ˜€ is this oil paints? how large is the canvas?

    • Peacock Paint Studio
      May 8, 2013

      Thank you. It is a 4″x6″ canvas. Like a bug museum size. Haha. Yes, it was done with Oil paint. I am really thinking about doing a huge scale of these. 4’x6′ would be fun. πŸ™‚

  2. labellerire
    May 14, 2013

    A large scale one would be most awesome. ^-^
    also, just saw this on tumblr, and thought of this piece. Thought you might like. πŸ˜›

  3. Dawn Smith
    May 14, 2013

    That bee on tumbler is cool! Thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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