Praying Mantis Sketch
From whence arrived the praying mantis?
From outer space, or lost Atlantis?
glimpse the grin, green metal mug
at masks the pseudo-saintly bug
~ Ogden Nash
I was thinking of drawing an alien, but then I decided to draw a preying mantis sketch instead. Like much of the insect world it is pretty alien-like and I got the same satisfaction as if it truly was an alien creature.
The word Mantis comes from the Ancient Greek word for seer. The French believe that if you are lost the praying mantis points the way home while Arabs contend it points the way to Mecca. I believe that I will be drawing a Praying Mantis again sometime soon.