Remember the post about the female Io moth that came into the greenhouse early last summer?
You read about her in a previous post: https://thetompostpile.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/io-you/
You were promised a report on the drawing, once it was finished.
Here it is.
I took photographs periodically, as the work progressed.
Each photograph represents about two hours of work.
Next step was to choose colors and set them apart, for easy access while working. It helps to make some test sketches, especially on parts you’re not yet sure how to do.
Once colors were chosen, colors picked, and test sketches were made, the details of the drawing were transferred to a good-quality bristol illustration board.
This is a time to be working in colors lightly and carefully. It’s important not to lose details.
Next came working on the lower wings.
Then, work on upper wing definition, and on the body.
More details, and shading were added. Colors were intensified.
Color blending, perfecting details, and she’s just about done…don’t forget the antennae!
Tease in your initials and the date, and the drawing is done.
Specimen Io is now reincarnated as Drawing Io.