I specialize in animals, childrens illustration, illustration, nature, picture book, watercolour.
The (i think) 12th and final butterfly for the Literal Butterflies Project. Wow! thats a lotta flutterflies. This one was certainly tedious with such elaborate markings, she wasn't easy! ... That said, none of them were. With such beauty, and intricate wing pattern and design, butterflies are a very difficult subject to work with. But somehow we managed to get through all 12 with some of my hair left! Loved every step of this journey :)
Red Admiral of the Fleet :3
this was a toughie, for trying to find a genuine admirals hat and symbol that wasnt fancy dress! Eventually traced the real thing by finding actual people wearing their hats
The Green hairstreak. Couldnt decided between backgrounds, after a bunch of fun with a hair extension and paint... and getting paint on the walls, floor, desk, tv screen, laptop, bed, Joey the lot
this is a slightly better version of the first upload
Butter # Who knows ny more? : The Scotch Angus. I gotta say, bottles a NOT easy subjects!.... And neither are butterflies. So a tricky one whichever way you look at it. This was certainly one to have fun with :)
New slightly improved version here : https://www.doodleaddicts.com/uploads/13873/
butter # i give up counting: small tortoiseshell
butterflies # ????? : two holly blues. This was a hard one and worthy of an art block
with top and bottom wings distinguishing the species, composition and pose was almost impossible. Cue two of the Holly Blues! :)
Butterfly # ?? : The Swallowtail
this was hard! Firstly trying to illustrate a swallowtail without decapitating a poor swallow... then trying to fit these two together.
More paint splatter effect for a bit of zing
2nd version of the Comma with a rainbow paint effect background. I think more paint ended up on the desk, wall, tv, phone etc than the paper! 6th buttefly in the series of literally butterflies
Butter #?? , The Comma. Now im losing count of these already! COming tomorrow is a different version of this with a colourful background, not deciding between the two and only being aloud one image a dayThis one shows 3 commas inYin and Yang harmony
butterfly #4: The Clouded Yellow.
The hardest part here is the background! It would be too easy just to paint a cloud...I have about 5-6 different backgrounds, but only uploading one here is my fav of the bunch
Butterfly #4 of the literal butterfly project
Part of a personal side project for an illustrated calendar of Literal Butterflies.
Page 2 of the literal butterfly calendar project
Part of a personal side project for an illustrated calendar of Literal Butterflies. Starting with the Marbled White :3
Part of a tattoo project on going to build on a portfolio. Also art therapy in the later night owl hours when the mind wants to sketch but not to think :) A perfect subject here reflects that balance and time of peace