I love how the wings of this moth look almost cartoonish, or more like stained glass with the dark outlines. It's such a striking moth! Luna moths in general have been an inspiration to me in my artwork, including some of my darker, more emotional pieces like this guy.
Once luna moths come out of the cocoon, they have no mouths. These gorgeous little insects are basically born again to starve in a week. They are tragically gorgeous.
One of my very first pairs of adult fairy wings were Luna Moths, so when I was asked to create something for the magazine with greens and purples in mind, some sort of luna moth was the first thing I wanted to recreate. I also wanted to keep these adult fairy wings fairly moody, instead of light and sweet like so many others I have made. These large wings needed to be dramatic
So the Spanish Luna moth it was for inspiration.
I hope you guys enjoy! Comment below to let me know what you think of the wings! And I'll be sending out a newsletter when the magazine is published for your viewing pleasure! That way you can see all the gorgeous magazine photos first. ;)