Monarch Butterfly of sorts


I looked at my reference photo a dozen times drawing this Monarch butterfly and got the white marking all wrong. I’m going to put “pay more attention to details” on my TODO list. Today I inked this with a Zig Cartoonist sable brush. I heard somewhere that the pros use this brush. Naturally, I wanted one, thinking it probably had some magic in it. However, in my hands this brush is like a slippery eel flopping across the page. More practice needed.

The Zig cartoonist sable brush is might difficult to handle. The sable hair is generously long, and very flexible, almost like a rigger. My heavy-hand sent the line skidding around the page. Still, the brush endows lines with lots of personality.