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« on: February 24, 2014 06:27:14 PM »

Okay I LOVE moths and butterflies. Moths a smidge more, but c'mon, they're fab.

This little dude is a Blue Morpho, they have the most incredible sheen to their wings. So damn pretty!



It's painted with acrylics and a tiny bit of coloured pencil on a 11"x14" piece of watercolour paper, and then sealed with a glossy finish.



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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2014 06:39:53 PM »

This is beautiful! And it captures them really well - I spent an entire summer in Costa Rica trying to photograph one of those guys!
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2014 06:42:31 PM »

This is beautiful! And it captures them really well - I spent an entire summer in Costa Rica trying to photograph one of those guys!

Thank you! I'd love to see these guys in the wild. Our local zoo has a butterfly house in the summer with a few of these little ones resident, but they're very elusive compared to the rest.

Love your icon! What an adorable little nudibranch!
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2014 08:31:36 PM »

love it!
such a beautiful piece! we used to paint 'butterfies' as children by squidging paint on one half of the paper then folding it when still wet. this reminds me a little of that...but better Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2014 11:09:17 PM »

The colours and the details you used are so vibrant! It's lovely. i'd be proud to have it on my wall.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2014 11:25:19 PM »

That is incredible! So realistic! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2014 12:17:47 AM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2014 08:05:25 AM »

This is absolutely gorgeous! 
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2014 09:38:02 AM »

Simply beautiful.  I love the vivid colours.
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