In mid 2017 I spent two and a half months in Japan, most of it trekking. All that hiking and all that time outside gives you the best opportunity to catch up with the wildlife. I didn't have a lot of encounters to be honest, Japan feels fairly tame in a lot of ways, and I kinda suspect that the people like it that way, for the most part.
But there are different kinds of wildlife and Japan is full of dragonflies, insects I was once afraid of as a child, that I can only admire as an adult. Their colours, their metallic sheen, their manoeuvres, their ability to hover... and their calm stillness by water.
This drawing is not of any one particular dragonfly, it's simply a tribute drawing that I didn't really plan, it just kinda came out as it came out. The dragonfly's orientation within the circle reminded me of DaVinci's 'Vitruvian Man', and so I pinched the title!