Fine art illustration of a Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly (Callophrys or Sandia mcfarlandi.) The illustration is available in black and white or color.
The Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly was completed on 12.31.2012. This is the second to last of the state butterflies I’ll be drawing for the 50 State Project (to draw all officially designated state animals in the US.) This colorful butterfly took a little longer than I had anticipated to ink, but the adding of the color was a lot of fun. I don’t think I’ve drawn anything quite like it such unusual colors and fluorescent orange and green. The drawing is based on a photo by J.N. Stuart.