Rebecca Coleman Rebecca Coleman Green Man icon Green Man icon
Swallowtail butterfly - further exploration
15 October 2014, 17:46

This is my second study of a swallowtail butterly specimen using coloured pencils. This beautiful specimen (once again, courtesy of Ayub - www.aminart.co.uk) died with its wings outstretched, which has enabled me to study all the underside of the four wings. So that I could see it properly, I supported its wings with two small wooden blocks - which I also included in my sketch.

One limitation I have found with using pencils is the difficulty in picking out the fine flecking on the wings. So I think for my next study of a swallowtail I will use oils.


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