Since I’ve always been fond of butterflies and I really, really wanted to draw one and not “screw it up”.
I pulled out my watercolor pencil set. Ahhh, these pencils are just fun! I didn’t think I could pull off a realistic type of fly. So I decided to color outside of the box.
Originally I had wanted to make the latin name pop out in white.
Aren’t these guys just the prettiest creatures? As a kid, I witnessed a huge monarch butterfly swarm on a Saturday morning right outside my bedroom window. So, I did the logical thing and ran after them. I was able to catch two. I released them into my room and had 2 pet butterflies for a day. I think my Dad found out and convinced me to release the butterflies before they died. Possibly if I had butterfly food at home I could’ve kept them! Haha
I saw a very creative journal page on flickr that inspired the background for this page. Because plain ‘ole white just wasn’t doing it for me.
I really enjoy drawing this way….you know where you take a real image and then whimsy-size it!