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A place I post WIPs and finished illustrations. WIthout the bantering chitchat of my general tumblr!

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hexapodkittens:

the lighting was exceptionally bad this morning, but I promised photos, so here they are!

 She has a face so familiar, I could cry. 

 I had been looking for Odontomantis sp. yesterday, but they’ve gone out of season and are nowhere to be found. A little disheartened, I was about to give up my search, but decided to check out one more tree for the sake of it. 
 Boy, I’m so glad I did.

 The very first thing I saw was this little girl, staring boldly down at me from her perch. Fearless as she was, she climbed right onto my finger when I offered it. I couldn’t believe my luck.

 These mantises are tree dwellers, and hang hiiigh up in the tree canopies, which makes them very difficult to deliberately find. Normally, when people find Heirodula sp. nymphs, it’s by chance that they’ve been blown off from their tall trees. Such was the case for this girl. Sean and I scoured the small tree for any siblings, but there was only her.
 I’ve been on cloud nine since finding her, I’m so happy ; u;


 We’ve named her Cheuun (ชื่น) and she is so tiny right now… Hardly larger than my finger nail.
 One day, she’ll be big and beautiful—but today, all she wants to do is climb up and up and up!! 

Okay, last one, I promise. But look, my cats are all adorable. Seriously.
Cat photo blog! 

hexapodkittens:

Have you ever seen a cat that looks like an ant before?
No? Then this is for you!

These are my two newest arrivals, Odontomantis sp. :> The first two photos are of the smallest kitten, the last two photos are of it’s larger sibling (If you can’t tell their difference by size, you can tell it by the hints of green starting to show on the older sibling’s legs :] ).
 …well, I call them ‘siblings’, but they’re actually from two different hatches hehe.

 I still haven’t come up with a name for them, and presently, they’re impossible to gender without some kind of microscope! 

Please check out my cat patreon!

I may as well share here, too! These aren’t illustrations, they’re my cat photos.
And by cats, I mean mantises (basically the same, right?). 
Go ahead and follow HexapodKittens if you love six legged cats as much as I do <3

painted-bees:

Didja ever hear of the one about the priest and the owl shifter he thought was an angel?

painted-bees:

Didja ever hear of the one about the priest and the owl shifter he thought was an angel?

hexapodkittens:

I drew my favorite cat, Penh. I get to see them in three more days!!I will probably cry, I’m so excited.

I have a cat blog that you should follow! Hexapodkittens is where I post photos and drawings of my cats!Please check it out :]

hexapodkittens:

I drew my favorite cat, Penh

I get to see them in three more days!!
I will probably cry, I’m so excited.

I have a cat blog that you should follow! Hexapodkittens is where I post photos and drawings of my cats!
Please check it out :]

painted-bees:

An illustration commissioned by Airie on FA of their very pretty leopard lad :&gt;

painted-bees:

An illustration commissioned by Airie on FA of their very pretty leopard lad :>

painted-bees:

An illustration commissioned by a lad named ShadowArkine on FA :D

painted-bees:

An illustration commissioned by a lad named ShadowArkine on FA :D

painted-bees:

Colored sketch for myself of Bunny (who’s real name is Bernadette, or simply ‘Dette), because you never know when you’ll need a colored ref amirite??There’s no such thing as a bunny eared hat she doesn’t own.

painted-bees:

Colored sketch for myself of Bunny (who’s real name is Bernadette, or simply ‘Dette), because you never know when you’ll need a colored ref amirite??
There’s no such thing as a bunny eared hat she doesn’t own.

painted-bees:

I designed some mantids.
The first one’s based on a wondering violin (Gongylus gongylodes)
The second one is based on a boxer mantis (Otomantis sp.)
The third one is based on a shield mantis (Choeradodis rhombicollis)

I’m actually selling them over on FA for anyone who feels like they might want a colorful, fictitious mantis.
I just really liked coming up with these guys, and I kinda want to do more * n* <3