Here is my latest drawing. I did this as a gift for my friend’s mom, who has been facing a lot of struggles lately. My friend thought something with a butterfly theme would be a good subject matter for her mom, so this is what I ended up doing. It was really different for me, because I rarely draw flowers and almost never have done butterflies. It served to challenge me, but I enjoy that. This is the second time I used the Ampersand inks to make a full color scratchboard. The first time was for my commissioned Big Tree. Once again, it was some trial and error, but what fun it was!
Monarch Butterfly on Flower
– 5×7 inch Ampersand Scratchboard
– Tools used were a #11 X-Acto blade and a fiberglass brush. Ampersand inks were applied with a small round brush.
Below are some progress shots. I began with the flower petals.
And here is the completed drawing before I added color. It’s always a bit scary to add color because it changes the piece so quickly.
And here is when I first added color. It must be built up in layers to really glow, so it looked a bit muddy at this point.
I hope you enjoyed the piece. Thank you for looking. 🙂