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I haven’t drawn an insect in… ever? I think this is honestly a first. So yay for that I guess. If I draw any more, they’ll likely be moths because I have my eye on a few particularly pretty species.

Her wings are really low on her body, like a real mantis, because when folded, they’d look kind of like coattails or the tassets on a suit of armor. Regarding flight, I suppose her legs and abdomen could act as a ballast (assuming she can fly at all, of course. Females of many mantis species can’t).

Her arms are structured kind of like a pterosaur wing, with the ‘claw’ being formed from the pinky finger, in order to give her functional hands while keeping the characteristic look. She was also going to have four legs originally, but they kinda cluttered her design and looked like they would really clumsy on an anthro body anyway. Four arms would have probably worked a bit better, but not so much for a mantis.

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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
I bet male mantises consider her attractive.

2 legs aside that is.
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MisterBug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
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PhidippusOfMystery Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PackRatPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oooh she's beautiful! I like the organic lines on her exoskeleton and attention to trying to bring in mantis wing position to an anthro character.
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PhidippusOfMystery Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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PackRatPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I actually just got a picture of my own mantis character framed for my room, so I was like "cool what a coincidence, this artist I like just made a sweet mantis character". keep up the good work! <3<3<3
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