Something about this build bugs me

If I had to identify my favorite insect, I would easily respond “dragonfly.” Why? Because dragonflies eat mosquitoes. Simple as that. Now, they also have a cool name — I mean, who doesn’t like dragons, right? They also have fascinating eyes and neat wings, and they don’t sting, bite, or infest; really, what’s not to like? And indeed, what’s not to like about Grantmasters‘ dragonfly build? The insect is perfectly poised above a verdant leaf with eggs of some sort on it, ready to zoom about eating things that want to eat me.

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The wings, so delicate and transparent, make brilliant use of some garage doors. Rancor fingers and paint brushes make for some crooked legs. Palm tree trunk sections create a wonderfully segmented tail, just like the real thing, and the mandibles are recreated by a fist. Then, of course, there is the banana bee, and the egg-eating snake worm, and a leaf made from a watering can and dragon wings (appropriate enough for a dragonfly, right?). Nice piece usages abound!

2 comments on “Something about this build bugs me

  1. Purple Dave

    I once had a fairly large dragonfly (~4″ long body) land on my hand, which was pretty cool. One odd fact I know about them is that they can’t walk. Their legs are hinged in such a way that they can only open and close, but not pivot side-to-side.

  2. Håkan

    Something similar happened to a girl acquaintance of mine once, although it landed on her chest. I was impressed by her cool, so I smiled back at her. When she realized what had landed on her, she swept it away in terror, though…

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