Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Swallowtail and Broad-bodied Chaser

A Swallowtail and a Broad-bodied Chaser, coloured pencil by Paula Kuitenbrouwer

Swallowtail butterflies I saw in Italy. The Broad-bodied Chaser dragonflies lives in the Netherlands. They look wonderful, as if their blue body shines iridescent bluish light. For the blue and a few other areas, I’ve used Derwent Metallic pencils to add that special shine dragonflies (and many insects) often have. If you try to follow a Broad-bodied Chaser with your eye, you get dizzy. They are fast! However, you always find them back, because their remarkable bluish body betrays them.:-)

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