Sunday, August 1, 2010

Butterfly In Full Color

Here is the Butterfly in Full Color!  I used my beloved Prismacolor pencils along with Prismacolor Verithins to add color to the original pen and ink. 

I blended the colors using a clear Prismacolor blender pencil.  Then I used a fine point Sharpie to darken and sharpen the outline of the butterfly.  I find if I used Microns after the colored pencils, the bees wax tends to clog the tips.  If the Sharpie gets clogged, I roll the tip from side to side until the ink comes back through.

Thanks for taking time to walk with me through the process of creating one of my pieces from start to finish!  Have a GREAT day!

10 comments:

Sunny said...

This is stunning! Such lovely colors and so much detail. It reminds me of a beautiful mosaic tile.
Thank you for sharing :)
☼ Sunny

~Cheryl said...

Loved watching this "unfold." I was predicting jewel tones of fuchsia and purple, but your choice of more subdued hues is excellent! (of course!) I love his air of contentment!

OK - I'm ready for the next one! :)

Pseudo said...

I came over at the suggestion of Tera. She's right, I love it here. I haven't found the cloud art she mentioned, but I love what you have been posting this week.

Grannie Annie said...

Just splendid Bea I love the COLORS and the great detail. I knew it would be fantastic. Good work...Love you.

Lois said...

It's so lovely Beth! The colors are amazing. I loved seeing it in the many stages. It's almost like being there to watch you work!

Clytie said...

Ah sissie. I loved watching this gorgeous butterfly emerge from plain paper to being a work of art.

You are sooooo talented!

Clytie said...

I have started an art blog!

http://clytie-randomheartwork.blogspot.com/

I hope you can come over and look around!

Shadow in the Moonlight said...

It is as gorgeous as I imagined it... nice colours.

Carol Anne Brown said...

Love this, Beth. The design work in the background really presents the be-jeweled butterfly well. Charming.

Tammie Lee said...

thank you for sharing your process with us, I love learning and seeing through your eyes and heart. this butterfly is beauteous!