Birds, Butterflies And Flowers

I know it’s been a while… I’m here today to share these Birds, Butterflies and Flowers I’ve been working on over the last few weeks.

First up this colorful Woodpecker.

For the Woodpeckers first layer I used mauve and than a second layer of black for the body and the wings. The red in the head and stomach area I used a deep scarlet pencil and for the eye a touch of burnt sienna. The tree was easier to sketch out than what I had originally thought.


Now this Bluejay and the tree were my way of doing something different. Almost a complete paisley design. Using the Faber Castell pencils I picked phthalo blue for the body of the bird and burnt sienna for the tree. Lots of repetition here.


Stepping away from Birds here’s 3 Butterflies that I composed.

The orchids were done with middle purple pink and pink madder lake. The stems I colored in with leaf green.

Blue Butterfly with orchids

The butterfly was done with several layers of phthalo blue and bluish turquoise.

Here I sketched out a Butterfly with a black fine point sharpie and outlined an iris.  For the color in the Butterfly’s wings I used rose and the flesh colored pencil. For the iris I blended in mauve and a deep violet-purple.

Butterfly and Iris

And last is this brown Butterfly holding onto the tip of an orchid.

Brown Butterfly with orchids

All of these sketches were composed on Strathmore 14 x 17 sketching paper with a medium tooth.

Have a great day!


6 Comments Add yours

  1. hameedamu says:

    When i see Butterflies i feel that what a creation Made by the nature Awesome creation of the earth …. i am also want more butterflies in our environment with fly over all world where flowers ……i loved it

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    1. catsartpics says:

      Glad you liked the sketches.
      I have to agree; more butterflies in our environment would be great. If my memory serves me correctly they can only survive in warm temperatures. Once fall is in the air I think they fly to other locations.

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      1. hameedamu says:

        Yeah ….Very Good You Are Correct this is fine for Butterflies in our surrounding ….well done


  2. hameedamu says:

    Hey yours sketch is very Awesome i want to just tell you this type of Drawing is doing by many efforts which you do very comfortabely i just salute you for this creation on pages or files ….you are really a biggest architect of natural things i appereciate you


  3. catsartpics says:

    That’s very kind of you to say Hameedamu, Thank You!


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