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Bombyx mori by behindinfinity Bombyx mori by behindinfinity
"A...*shy* silkworm. xD I'm sorry if it's random. Well, it's just I know someone who really likes silkworm but I'm just dunno how to start a conversation with him. Maybe if I show it to him he'll say thank you (duh) and I can finally have the courage to talk to him. (lol. it sounded like a drama letter) anyway, a silkworm if you can or if you feel like to draw it. :)" from A.

About a month ago, I posted on my Facebook page that I was open to doing some art requests because I felt the need to practice drawing things apart from my own ideas. :)

I was happy to take on the challenge of using an interesting animal like a silkworm (Bombyx mori) as the subject of a drawing, especially considering I hardly ever draw insects and never before a silkworm. More importantly though, I was drawn to the earnest wish behind the request.

There is still a great deal I hope to improve, but this was definitely educational!

This is the first sketch that I've managed to polish up into something relatively presentable, however still pretty rough. So sorry! So many things have been piling up! But I'm still working on some others during my free time :D

:note: Dear A., I did not include your full pseudonym so as to avoid compromising your privacy, but if you'd rather I not share your comment as well, kindly just send me a note/message and I will gladly take it down! I just have this tendency to ramble on about stories behind the images I post. And I do hope this drawing isn't too late!

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garbo3x Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Gahhhhhh love bombyx mori >_< can you do daphnia pulex too hahahahha
JesterHikaru Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
so cuuuute
freesoul93 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
great artwork!
emmapearcy Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice *-*
spunkyK101 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Such subtle coloring. It's beautiful.
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
Nice work!
AbschaumNo1 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work <3
Ectera Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is so beautiful! i really hope A talks to their special person and that your picture can be something to initiat that!
You did so fantastically, and somehow made a worm look really quite adorable!!
ShadowedMoonlight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
I love silkworms. This is such an unusual picture, I think it's fantastic. The softness of the image is really lovely.
theBIZARREone Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. :heart: I love your style.
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