Fine art illustration of a Periodical Cicada (Magicicada sp.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Periodical Cicada was completed on 3.28.2012. I recall hearing cicadas in the summertime growing up in Minneapolis – although I never actually saw one or was even sure what insect was making the off high-pitched sound. Cicadas were also important, as when I was transitioning to color from black and white I was highly influenced by an illustration of a cicada I had seen, and would be a pattern for my future illustrations. The drawing is based on a photo by Jason Means.