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BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

PeacockAs an illustrator I painted many butterflies and my attachment to them is deep. Butterflies represent transformation, which is something that occurred in my life. I also view them as a beautiful metaphor for grief and death. I have mentioned butterflies in song lyrics for this reason. Below are more illustrations of butterflies and a few close-ups.Swallowtail Butterfly-MorphoRed-Tipped Lime Lacewing

Close up Lime
Close up Butterfly-MorphoI also want to share an illustration of a honeybee.

Honey Bee
Honeybee closeup

My blog where I describe my technique with a lot more information is at: 

http://foodartist.wordpress.com

© 2013 by Judy Unger, http://www.myjourneysinsight.com and 20 Lines A Day. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.


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MONARCH BUTTERFLY ILLUSTRATIONS

Monarch 1I have a strong attachment to butterflies and years ago I created a series of butterfly paintings that were used on notecards. I am sharing only the Monarch butterfly illustrations here and I’ve included my layout and close-ups.

Art director's notes and layout.

Art director’s notes and layout.

This is a male monarch because of the black spot on the lower wings.

This is a male monarch because of the black spot on the lower wings.

My photo reference.

My photo reference. I “rented” this specimen.

Close up of my painting.

Close up of my painting.

Butterfly Notecards front Butterfly Notecards backMy blog where I describe my technique with a lot more information is at: http://foodartist.wordpress.comButterfly notecards

© 2013 by Judy Unger, http://www.myjourneysinsight.com and 20 Lines A Day. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Judy Unger with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

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