This piece is meant to be an exercise in the whimsical and captures a combination of fantasy art with an emphasis on realism. Represented here are the original 12 bug type Pokémon, illustrated how I think they should look in real life. All of the Pokémon are roughly based off of a real life species, and are numbered according to their original numeric value in the Pokèdex database. 10-12 is a straightforward look at a butterfly life cycle with Caterpie, Metapod, and Butterfree. 13-15 took a little bit more creative license, making Weedle more of a caterpillar than a larval hornet, but Kakuna and Beedrill are fairly accurate, while I did give beedrill the forelimbs of a mantis shrimp to facilitate the unusual stinging appendages depicted in the manga. 46 and 47 are Paras and Parasect, which I based off of a mixture of cicadas, and the codices fungus, which actually takes over the mind of the host arthropod. 48 and 49 are Venonat and Venomoth, based off of the puss caterpillar, which fittingly, has venomous spines in real life. Venomoth is based off of the atlas moth, just with a purple coloration. 123 and 127 are Scyther and Pinsir. Scyther, one of my favorites, is based off a praying mantis, but rather than spines on its raptorial appendages, it has cutting blades. And Pinsir is based off of a stag beetle.