metamorph con’t 3

here I worked the background of the chrysalis.morph step H2-519~2

let it be noted that a fascinating series of transformations occurred after the caterpillar pitched himself and before this stage of the chrysalis– and I intend to draw them–but will probably put them to their own page with a link to view it.

morph step I-525~2

morph step J-532~2

morph step J2-541~2

in the last two images I brought out a charcoal pencil and eraser for the black areas. not only do I mix my media but I take a departure from simply representing the image to interpreting it in a way that isn’t too abstract, just playful.

what road am I on

Loose sketch of monarch butterfly

 The caterpillar may or not know what he will change into (what do you believe?), but the symbolism is what I’m reaching for here. As an artist  I’m aiming to get back on the road my Creator seems to have laid out for me, hence this image. I made it mainly to get a sense of what color pencils will do to evoke the soft texture and subtle shift of colors of the monarch’s wings.