Saturday, September 23, 2006

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The other day the kids found the most biggest caterpillar in the world! So we googled it and turns out it was an Imperial Moth caterpillar. Those are those really big brown moths that cling to the size of the house and your thinking, that’s Mothra, when’s Godzilla gonna show up?

It was a little scary looking at first so I thought I could enter it in this week’s Illustration Friday word, “Phobia”.

After a while, I warmed up to it. It was sort of cute in a really ugly kinda way.

This is the real thing crawling across my hand. This little guy stretched across my palm, which is about 4 inches long.

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Anonymous said...

I really like your chaos-like style

Anonymous said...

love the color and spontaneity, nice!

Ginger*:) said...

Ian, this is gorgeous! And tell your kids that my friend Brian is busy watching his monarchs hatch out.... they are on my blog if the kids want to see them.

Thanks for the visit.l I love your work!

Anonymous said...

I love it! Very quirky and the colours are great.

Anonymous said...

ewwwww @ caterpillars!!! I hate all creepy crawlies. Didn't that caterpillar itch your hand afterwards?

Very beautiful illo though. Love the colors :)

Anonymous said...


Glad to see you are doing well. Let's catch up.