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Illustration Friday – FAREWELL

Illustration Friday (IF) is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation. If you go to the IF website, you can see how people interpret the theme and all the different styles and mediums they use.

This week’s theme is Farewell. It is the beginning of Autumn in Sydney and we are saying our final FAREWELL to Summer. I was going to draw an autumn leaf. However, I decided to take the opportunity to draw one of the objects from my nature collection that I was given for Christmas. So here is a lovely butterfly I have… a little sad to see it dead next to me, but don’t fret, Summer will return  with lots of lovely butterflies in the air

watercolour pencils in Moleskine watercolour sketchbook. The colours on the butterfly wings are so intense and velvet-ty, and I decided not to even try and make the black really black, but try for a softer look.

Have a look at a sample of my previous Illustration Friday in the tab above. ALL of my previous responses to challenges are on flickr