Wing Details, 2012
Banded Orange Heliconian and Malachite butterflies. Watercolour studies focusing on pattern and colour of wings. I really enjoy building up the colour, especially where it’s splodgy, indicating the individual cells (?). Originally sketched out as designs for woodcuts, this will probably happen eventually. Possibly. It’ll happen.
(Copyright is mine, and a big thanks to Alaska Uni Museum and Scientific Illustration tumblrs for reblogging my work, you’re brill)
Opaque  by  andbamnan