Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Diana M. Davis Watercolor

Sunday, September 2, 2018

How to draw and paint Monarch butterflies

Hi, here is my instructions for drawing a Monarch Butterfly. I hope this helps you draw your own Monarch.  First I paint the orange on the Butterfly , on the bottom wing i add Cadmium Yellow close to the body. Use a small brush to paint the black. I go around the white dots, I am more a purist and try not to use white. After I paint the complete butterfly  I then add iridescent watercolor to only the orange.  It takes awhile but really is worth the effort.
Here is my latest hummingbird. I grew the sunflower,  yeah, I love them. And they were beautiful all gone now though.

And I am still raising Monarchs and BlackSwallowtails.   Hard finding  food for them but now 10 chryslises of Monarch and 3 cats of the Swallow tails. Sadie,our white Labrador  is asleep at my feet. We had a long walk in the woods after supper.  Love to you all, Diana


Please comment, I enjoy them so much!