Some photos

Aug. 4th, 2010 11:48 am
ginasketch: (gecko)
I walked past Foyles bookshop the other day and spotted this window display:






More. Along with some real moths around my flat. )

Some photos

Aug. 4th, 2010 11:48 am
ginasketch: (gecko)
I walked past Foyles bookshop the other day and spotted this window display:






More. Along with some real moths around my flat. )
ginasketch: (Default)
This is what I've been working on most of the weekend. From left to right: Automeris montezuma, Automeris belti, Automeris banus, Automeris zozine, Automeris io.

I have an Io moth story, though not a very nice one. Once, when my mum was gardening she closed her hand around an automeris caterpillar. The spines left an imprint of the shape in her hand and according to her the sting was very painful for hours. Thankfully we never had an encounter with one again, but we saw them often.






A process sheet )
ginasketch: (Default)
This is what I've been working on most of the weekend. From left to right: Automeris montezuma, Automeris belti, Automeris banus, Automeris zozine, Automeris io.

I have an Io moth story, though not a very nice one. Once, when my mum was gardening she closed her hand around an automeris caterpillar. The spines left an imprint of the shape in her hand and according to her the sting was very painful for hours. Thankfully we never had an encounter with one again, but we saw them often.






A process sheet )
ginasketch: (pilot satan)
Mainly entomological stuff. First of all, a Peach Blossom moth resting, and with wings spread. A British species





One more. In sepia tones )
ginasketch: (pilot satan)
Mainly entomological stuff. First of all, a Peach Blossom moth resting, and with wings spread. A British species





One more. In sepia tones )

Woohoo!

Mar. 10th, 2010 11:14 pm
ginasketch: (happy)
Back from drinks with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] britgeekgrrl. Heading to sleep soon, but thought I'd show you all, my moth photo got published today in the Waterhouse Times!

Woohoo!

Mar. 10th, 2010 11:14 pm
ginasketch: (happy)
Back from drinks with the lovely [livejournal.com profile] britgeekgrrl. Heading to sleep soon, but thought I'd show you all, my moth photo got published today in the Waterhouse Times!

ginasketch: (demons)
Sadly though both Nyarly and Fred are still alive, they have both shredded their wings on their late night egg laying jaunts through my room. I'm happy they are still alive and quite active, but sad because I had hoped to preserve them when they died. I might be able to salvage parts of the wings but that's it.

I had ordered a bunch of entomological setting equipment for this purpose. I'd rather it not go to waste, so I ordered a dry unmounted Atlas Moth from the same guy.






This is probably more ideal, as the specimen is completely dry and I am a beginner. So I will need to relax it, then set it again with its wings open.
ginasketch: (demons)
Sadly though both Nyarly and Fred are still alive, they have both shredded their wings on their late night egg laying jaunts through my room. I'm happy they are still alive and quite active, but sad because I had hoped to preserve them when they died. I might be able to salvage parts of the wings but that's it.

I had ordered a bunch of entomological setting equipment for this purpose. I'd rather it not go to waste, so I ordered a dry unmounted Atlas Moth from the same guy.






This is probably more ideal, as the specimen is completely dry and I am a beginner. So I will need to relax it, then set it again with its wings open.

Cocoon

Oct. 12th, 2009 10:03 am
ginasketch: (maggies)
A pencil and pastel sketch of one of the silk moth cocoons.






one more behind the cut )

Also check out this site: Cultural Entomology with pictures of necklaces and costumes made of cocoons.

Cocoon

Oct. 12th, 2009 10:03 am
ginasketch: (maggies)
A pencil and pastel sketch of one of the silk moth cocoons.






one more behind the cut )

Also check out this site: Cultural Entomology with pictures of necklaces and costumes made of cocoons.

moth face

Oct. 7th, 2009 08:12 pm
ginasketch: (aye aye)

Madagascar Moon Moth
Originally uploaded by fearthemelon
I'm thinking of submitting this to the Staff Wildlife Photography Competition. I realize to some it may not be construed as "wild" life, but I noticed last year a picture of dead butterflies from the Natural History Museum's butterfly house got an honorable mention, so I see no reason why Fred couldn't.

Also, there will be some artwork up by the end of the week. I realize this journal has been bereft of artwork because I've been exhausted lately.

moth face

Oct. 7th, 2009 08:12 pm
ginasketch: (aye aye)

Madagascar Moon Moth
Originally uploaded by fearthemelon
I'm thinking of submitting this to the Staff Wildlife Photography Competition. I realize to some it may not be construed as "wild" life, but I noticed last year a picture of dead butterflies from the Natural History Museum's butterfly house got an honorable mention, so I see no reason why Fred couldn't.

Also, there will be some artwork up by the end of the week. I realize this journal has been bereft of artwork because I've been exhausted lately.
ginasketch: (jo-devil)





You can click through for a gigantic sized pic.
ginasketch: (jo-devil)





You can click through for a gigantic sized pic.
ginasketch: (bad things)
I have no idea why.






More moth goodness behind the cut )
ginasketch: (batty)
I found out this morning that you can actually purchase Madagascar Moon Moth caterpillars and cocoons online.

Since I'm a beginner, I think I will start with 2 cocoons. I aim to purchase them and a net cage and heat mat. The other good thing is the adult moths never feed during their short lifespan so I won't have to worry about that. When they naturally die I can study them and draw them up close.

Squee! I'm feeling a lot better today.
Raising something will keep my brain occupied and the beauty of them cheers me up.

P.S. Eek! Just had a thought-Dave! Please don't use the bug spray anytime soon! Not that we'll need to much in winter.
ginasketch: (batty)
I found out this morning that you can actually purchase Madagascar Moon Moth caterpillars and cocoons online.

Since I'm a beginner, I think I will start with 2 cocoons. I aim to purchase them and a net cage and heat mat. The other good thing is the adult moths never feed during their short lifespan so I won't have to worry about that. When they naturally die I can study them and draw them up close.

Squee! I'm feeling a lot better today.
Raising something will keep my brain occupied and the beauty of them cheers me up.

P.S. Eek! Just had a thought-Dave! Please don't use the bug spray anytime soon! Not that we'll need to much in winter.
ginasketch: (demons)






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