|Butterfly Print on Etsy|
1. I drew my butterfly freehand onto watercolor paper. This is art for kids so the less perfect, the better.
2. I used an Ultramarine Derwent watercolor pencil to draw squiggles on the wings, hatch marks on the body, and I outlined the edges of the wings, too. Then I carefully painted clear water over each section. I like a little messiness so I paint water over the outer edges and let them blur. I also spray water on them and spatter more color into it. Then I use a hair dryer to speed things up.
3. The pinkish color is Winsor & Newton cobalt violet which is a pale sedimentary color which means the pigment will separate a little bit and leave a pretty texture. I also spattered more
cobalt violet into the wash to encourage this effect.
4. The quote was added in Photoshop. I love painting traditionally, but I also love what I can do with my art in Photoshop!