Grasshopper & Corn. Animal art & pet portraits by Mel Newing Art
What an amazing creature!
With powerful, spring-coiled legs, it can jump many times its own size and weight and powerful wings help it to fly through the air to find it’s next meal, maybe some sweetcorn?! It’s not all good though, a swarm can destroy crops in minutes, leading to a hate relationship with farmers.
I must thank Damon Clarke of macrophotography.com for the excellent reference photo for this grasshopper drawing. It really is wonderful being able to create work from such a detailed and beautiful photograph.