Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A butterfly

I find myself drawn more and more to drawing insects. They are so alien, colorful, and incredible. This is a scarce swallowtail, it's quite common in central and Southern Europe, even in cities as busy as Rome. It died in my courtyard and I coloured it with ink and Tombow markers, then partly cut it to set it free.


  1. That is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

  2. I love the cut out idea! I thought it was a real butterfly at first.

  3. What a beautiful idea. I remember going to a card creating workshop once and watched this woman cut out amazing things with all these little scissors and I've been fascinated with this art form ever since, but I never thought to put it together with watercolours. Brilliant
    peace n abundance,

  4. Hi all, glad you enjoyed it. I was attracted by experimenting with the idea of separating drawing and drawing plane, and when I found this butterfly it seemed perfect for it

  5. Well how lovely, Barbara! Great idea...


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