Day #1 of 5: Dark Blue Tiger

For my second butterfly painting, I've decided to paint the Dark Blue Tiger. "Tiger" seems to be the name of quite a few butterflies! This one bears very little resemblance to the Tiger (Hecale) Longwing that I painted last week.

Rather than paint the butterfly on the one bush, I decided to add some other lovely plants to the composition. Perhaps these plants would never grow in the same environment, but that is the nice thing about art; your imagination can be part of the decision process.

You can see in the drawing below that when I converted the photo to linework, I mistakenly thought the leaf was one of the wings. You will see tomorrow that I took it out completely.

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