Piano Key Butterfly, 2017


Here is the Piano Key butterfly, scientific name Heliconius Melpomene. It is native to central and SouthAmerica and is also known as the Postman Butterfly. Most often this butterfly is just red, black and white but I found a reference photo with blue accents that make it a little bit different. This is a digital painting done in the Procreate app for iPad Pro. 

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Blue Buckeye Butterfly, 2017

IMG_1574This is a somewhat more rare type of the Common Buckeye (Junonia coenia) called the Blue Buckey butterfly. Common Buckeyes have mostly drab browns and oranges but the Blue variety have really nice purples and blues to counter the warm browns and oranges. Painted using Procreate app on iPad Pro.

Starry Night Cracker Butterfly, 2017


Digital painting of a Starry Night Cracker Butterfly, scientific name: Hamadryas laodamia. It can be found from Mexico all the way to the Amazon basin. I really really love the juxtaposition of the dark blue and light blue areas, as well as the even spacing of the light blue patches. Painted using Procreate app on iPad Pro.