Elena Parashko Australian Artist

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What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring (in the southern hemisphere) than with a painting of a butterfly. The first stage was to rough out a drawing of the Cairns Birdwing on paper with graphite pencil.

After painting a soft blue background, I blocked in the basic colours over the whole butterfly with oil paint. Once this undercoat was dry, I then drew vein patterns with white charcoal.

Now for detailing by painting the highlights and shadows, vein patterns, fur on the body and powdery texture of the wings.

The finished butterfly.
"Cairns Birdwing", oil, 10 x 13 cm by Elena Parashko.

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