Saturday, August 22, 2009

EDM 235 - Draw a butterfly



This is a white admiral butterfly, native to Alberta. Their wings are beautiful - a shiny, irridescent black with orange and blue touches of accent.

As I was recently looking through the list of EDM challenges, I noticed that I had quite an emotional reaction to the ones that I had done. I could remember what month the challenge was issued, what the weather was like, other things that were going on that week. It was like the challenges anchored that particular week in time and all the things that happened were attached. My sketches were like little keepsakes boxes that held the story of my life. Even if the sketches did not illustrate what was happening in my life, they seemed to hold the memory and the sequence of events. Has anyone else noticed this?

Sketch is watercolor in the Aquabee Co-Mo sketchbook. The dark color is a mixture of Indigo and Veridian.

9 comments:

Shirley said...

What a beautiful butterfly and lovely painting of it. I also have the same reactions to some of the challenges. That is probably the reason that I continue to look forward to them.

Ann said...

This is lovely!
I know what you mean about the challenges. I keep mine all together in one sketchbook just for EDM challenges and looking back through them always brings back those moments in time.

marcia furman said...

Very very pretty!!

I need to get back to the challenges!

nanke's stuff said...

It's quite lovely and you did a great job with the darks! nancy

Leah said...

lovely!! the colors are beautiful!

Alex said...

Simply marvelous ^^ Colorful, and beautiful

Aurileide Alves said...

This is a wonderful butterfly, Lynn! Thank you for your lovely comment in my blog! Your work is great!

Emma Pod said...

Lovely butterfly and great colors! You asked if looking back over drawings evokes memories - I find that it does. I remember what I was doing, what was on TV while I drew, what was happening in my life. It's a nice journal

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Really pretty butterfly.