Winter Ascendant

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When i was young I took part in the cruel hobby of collecting butterflies. We spent many days and night chasing after them with our little nets and jars. Now days, I of course much prefer to see them flying than being pinned down in a cardboard case. I have … (read more)

When i was young I took part in the cruel hobby of collecting butterflies. We spent many days and night chasing after them with our little nets and jars. Now days, I of course much prefer to see them flying than being pinned down in a cardboard case. I have always inpsired by their beauty and their strange biology, moths especially were something that i found extremely fascinating.
Moths like their cousins butterflies go through a complete metamorphosis during their life time from eggs to caterpillars, into a cocoon and finally to adult moths. In this process they breakdown almost all of their tissue before it is reassembled to make their final form. This drawing began in the summer but, like a real moth stay in their cocoon to complete their journey into an adult, this one was left hidden in a folder for months until i picked it up to finish it. While the drawing process itself takes a long time, a lot of the art happens between the physical action.
While butterfly is a symbol for the day, the moth is a creature of the night and is thought to represent the darker side of our personality. The expression “Like a moth into a flame” describes the fatal attraction to things like money, fame or perhaps a wrong person. This strange creature with its eyes wide open is just about to emerge from its casing, ready to take flight for its dance in the moonlight. The full glory or the horror of its appearance is left for the imagination of the viewer.


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Comments

Himanshu Arya
2021/07/13

Damn, i love this stuff

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/07/26

Thank you very much!

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hairofmedusa
2021/07/12

up up

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/07/26

Always, thank you :)

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Shivansh Rawat
2021/06/16

Excellent job

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/07/26

Thank you Shivansh!

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Neville Dsouza
2021/05/30

Love your work! A lot of mystery and depth in each of them!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/05/31

Thank you so much!

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MΛRK HΛLO
2021/03/27

creepy, love it

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/28

Thank you!

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Oguz Dogru
2021/03/10

Love it so much Mikko!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/13

Thank ou Oguz!

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It's Official
(owner)
2021/03/06

Intricate and ominous.

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/07

Thank you!

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Still one of my most favorites 👍

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/07

Glad to hear that Reinhard

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hairofmedusa
2021/03/04

This piece is AMAZING! :)

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/04

Thanks Ceren :)

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Gala Mirissa
2021/03/02

Amazing artworks !! I love them

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/04

Thank you Gala!

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Tata Maï
(owner)
2021/03/02

Absolutely love your artwork! I have a long and special history with bugs and small creatures too, they are fascinating...Am working on a butterfly themed piece (after witnessing metamorphosis live on my balcony in the middle of the night last summer!) at the moment and when I saw this artwork I immediately loved it, dark and fascinating. Also, thanks for the description that goes with it, super interesting to read. All the best with your future creations, I'll be following them with pleasure :-)

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Tata Maï
(owner)
2021/03/02

Wonderful!

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2021/03/02

Thank you very much Tata. Nature is so wonderful and inspiring, i'm very happy you got to witness such an event. I will gladly accept your offer on this one and wish you good luck with yours, i will gladly see it once it done.

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George Boya
2020/11/21

Love the idea and the dark design Mikko:)

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Mikko Lyytinen
(creator)
2020/11/21

Thank you George!

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Ξ 0.1 ($259.18)
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