Sunday, 6 April 2014

Another butterfly tag


'Swallowtail butterfly', tag, inktense pencils

I like using inktense pencils for tags because I can get good details.  I only have a limited number of these pencils so I may get a few more.  I could do with a white and a black for starters!

Butterflies are good decorative subjects for tags and I like them to be fairly accurate in details.  I need to do more because although they seem simple in form, they can be tricky to get right, e.g., angles and shapes of their wings. Plus of course all the fancy patterning on the wing surface which makes them so delightful to watch and to draw!!


The British swallowtail is now only found in the Norfolk Broads, where it is a protected species.

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/species.php?species=machaon

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