Fine art illustration of a Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly (Euphydryas phaeton.)
The Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly was completed on 1.5.2013. This drawing represent the second to last official state butterfly I will need to draw for the 50 state project (drawing all animals officially designated at representations of their respective states.) This is one of those insect I really doubt I would have gotten around to draw were I not compelled to by the project. That said, It was a great subject and I’m happy with the results. The drawing is based on a photo by Frank Shufelt.