Creating a butterfly character


I’ve been drawing butterflies without considering what a real butterfly looks like. I’ve seen thousands of Monarch butterflies, but when I draw the wing marking from memory, I’m really only guessing. To correct my ignorance, I got a picture of a Monarch and studiously drew the wings with the correct number of orange and black panels and even added the little white dots the I didn’t even know existed.

I ran out of time and thought about doing Buddy’s colors in Photoshop, but the thought made me weary. I’m going to do the coloring tomorrow.