Drawing - Graphite, Colored Pencil On Bristol
This drawing started off being a simple skull with a dragonfly sitting on it, but then I just kept adding. There is a story to go along with it, but I want people to come up with there own.
The dragonfly has a lot of meaning in many cultures, in Japan for instance the dragonfly is its national emblem. It is a symbol of joy and rebirth. In some Native American traditions it can symbolize a departed soul. For the Mayan, the dragonfly is the emblematic animal of the goddess of creativity,
I included the dragonfly on the skull as a way to symbolize the spirit being carried away into the next world.
A dragonfly is an insect belonging to the order Odonata, the suborder Epiprocta or, in the strict sense, the infraorder Anisoptera (from Greek ανισος anisos, "uneven" + πτερος pteros, "wings", because the hindwing is broader than the forewing). It is characterized by large multifaceted eyes, two pairs of strong transparent wings, and an elongated body. Dragonflies can sometimes be mistaken for damselflies, which are morphologically similar; however, adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most dragonflies are held away from, and perpendicular to, the body when at rest. Dragonflies possess six legs (like any other insect), but most of them cannot walk well. Dragonflies are among the fastest flying insects in the world.
February 15th, 2013
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