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SB Project 2011-36 by Cacodaemonia SB Project 2011-36 by Cacodaemonia
The human body louse exists everywhere people do, but usually only gets a foothold on people who do not have regular access to bathing facilities and clean clothing. They generally live in clothing, climbing down to the skin to feed on blood several times day. Adult lice are about the size of a sesame seed.

Interestingly, the term "nitpicking" came from the act of looking through a person's hair for the tiny eggs (nits) of lice and removing them one by one.

I managed to give myself a nightmare with this sketch! I dreamt that I had all these huge lice attached to me and my clothing, and I kept trying to get them off and hide them so other people wouldn't see. It was soooo freaky and not cool.
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic detail. C:
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yoU!
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snowzapped Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Nits are common in children. So hard to get rid of them too especially if they're around other children who have nits. :lmao:

I've had them when I was a kid. And my kids had them too. :XD:

Hope you don't get any more nightmares of that. ;P
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe yeah, it seems like they can spread very quickly among children!
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Luincalen Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I've had a dream like that before! When I was about 11, everyone at school had nits... including me. It was not nice! As soon as I saw this I thought 'I know what that is!'. Nasty little things.

I like the strong lines on this.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yuck! I've heard they can spread easily among children.

Thanks. :)
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Luincalen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
Heh, yeah. And they seemed to prefer clean hair. It made me think about tying my hair back when I went to work in a school. Eugh.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Weird!

Hehe, yeah, that might not be a bad idea. Thankfully I never got more than colds from the rug rats I used to teach.
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Eulchen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
... *shudders* Oh this one creped me out a little. The face here looks just to ... hmm "human" if that makes any sense. And the massive body..iT's darn very well and all but It's creepy.
I remember I read this in my Fauna and Flora lore book as a child. I read that they are almost died out (well this was written in the 70 I think) and that a lot of soldiers in war used to have them due to the lack of opportunities to change and bath and so on.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Haha yeah, they are soooo gross. XP And thankfully rare in developed nations!
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Eulchen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
*shudders* Yeah. I'm glad as well.
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haius Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist
Okay, I officially have the creepy crawlies and want to take a shower right this instant. DX
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, same here.
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Jhonen Vasquez of Invader Zim fame did an amazing comic about lice. we are worlds for the miniscule its kind of beautiful if you think about it.

great work as always
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I've seen some of Invader Zim, but apparently not that episode. I'll have to check it out! :)
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
not a cartoon a comic in his collection about Squee
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hm, I thought I had read all of Squee, but maybe I missed an issue! Or I just have a terrible memory. ^^;
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
there is a strip in which he discovers that most of his pillows weight is dust mights and he shakes his pillow out dislodging a dog sized dust mite and all sorts of wacky ensues.

you win awesome points for reading squee by the way.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA okay I definitely missed that issue! XD Jhonen Vasquez has the best sense of humor. "Oh my god! Somebody put shit in my pants!!"

Well thanks! ;)
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Steven-T-H-N Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
i wish I had a working scanner I would offer to send you a jpg of the awesome. but both my scanner and my comp are kind of dead.

I can't think of many other parasites. symboisis is really one of my fascinations.
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