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Monday, July 01, 2013
Western Tiger Swallowtail
It's hard to believe this is the first insect I have drawn. I think the only class of vertebrates I have left is amphibians. A couple weeks ago I was near the Colorado border when I saw this beautiful butterfly fluttering around. Despite the wind, I was able to take a few good photos. These butterflies live where I live, too, but I never seem to have my camera when I see them.
This is a 5"x7" scratchboard and ink drawing. I used tattoo needles for the butterfly's wings and the fiberglass brush for the plants.