Fine art illustration of a Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Mourning Cloak Butterfly was completed on 12.4.2012. I’m on the “backside” of the 50 state project (drawing all species designated as “official” state animals) and with the completion of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly I will have finished Montana, and have only twenty more states to complete – about 50 more drawings. The Mourning Cloak drawing relied heavily on some recycled elements, but being able to fill in areas of black with a dot pattern – rather than hand draw thousands of dots to achieve the same effect – really cuts down on time and effort. The drawing is based on a photo by Andrew Don.