butterfly wings

watercolor and pencil drawings of butterfly wings of Southern Europe, one at a time to show their astonishing printed-on-paper-like, truly unfamiliar designs, and point to their symbolism of carefreeness and transformation.
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Aglais io (European Peacock) forewing upperside (watercolor and color pencils, 14,8x21cm)

Aglais io (European Peacock) forewing upperside (watercolor and color pencils,

a 3d cardboard model featuring butterfly-wing nerves forming the cell.

a cardboard model featuring butterfly-wing nerves forming the cell.

detail of Hipparchia fatua (Freyer's Grayling) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

detail of Hipparchia fatua (Freyer's Grayling) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

Apatura metis (Freyer's Purple Emperor) forewing upperside with purple iridescence (watercolor and color pencils, 14,8x21cm)

Apatura metis (Freyer's Purple Emperor) forewing upperside with purple iridescence (watercolor and color pencils,

Pseudochazara geyeri hindwing underside (watercolor and color pencils, 14,8x21cm)

Pseudochazara geyeri hindwing underside (watercolor and color pencils,

Araschnia levana (Map Butterfly) hindwing underside (watercolor and color pencils, 14,8x21cm)

Araschnia levana (Map Butterfly) hindwing underside (watercolor and color pencils,

detail of Pontia edusa hindwing underside design (watercolor and color pencils)

detail of Pontia edusa hindwing underside design (watercolor and color pencils)

detail of Aglais io (European Peacock) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

detail of Aglais io (European Peacock) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

male Lycaena alciphron (Purple Shot Copper) forewing upperside (watercolor and color pencils, 14,8x21cm)

male Lycaena alciphron (Purple Shot Copper) forewing upperside (watercolor and color pencils,

detail of a male Lycaena alciphron (Purple Shot Copper) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

detail of a male Lycaena alciphron (Purple Shot Copper) forewing upperside design (watercolor and color pencils)

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