Hi Your butterfly is a Magpie Moth. It is quite common here in the UK...
This is lovely, Valerie...I'm loving the effect on toned paper.
Thanks Stewart, I've never seen one of these before but I will keep a look out for live ones now. Kate, I started to use the tinted paper after seeing one of your gouache sketches a while back and now I'm hooked! I have just finished this sketchbook so I'll have to make myself another one soon!
Magpie moth! what a great name for your sketch. It is such a striking insect.
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