Butterfly Smile

Alien Butterflies

My smile for the week is once again one of my paintings. I did this one last Sunday after Midnight Raven, which turned out so well (considering my “abilities”) that I jumped right into another. Well! I think the results speak for themselves, unfortunately.

While the Midnight Raven tutorial told us exactly how to paint the raven, along with everything else, the Alien Butterflies tutor did NOT. They focused on the background and clouds, which came out okay, but then basically said now do the butterflies. Huh? I need HELP! I couldn’t follow along with their quick, perfect strokes, which is why my butterflies look like a 5-year old did them (no offense to little kids).

Yet, I learned how to layer clouds, which is important… and I discovered I have a fan brush in my set, which makes splattered stars a lot less messy than the dopey way I did them previously. I am so excited about my stars and clouds that I’m going to paint an outer space scene next!

Btw, the name of the tutorial is Mystical Visitors, but I’m calling my work Alien Butterflies. πŸ‘½πŸ¦‹


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27 responses to “Butterfly Smile

  1. Very pretty, Paula. When I look at it it reminds me of The Beatles’, “Across the Universe.”

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  2. That is seriously cool πŸ™‚

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  3. I guess that on the planet that has little green men, they must have little green butterflies as well…. Actually they look pretty good and I like the overall painting.

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  4. Just my opinion. I believe anything I could do is not art. Yours is definitely art. Well done.

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  5. Very interesting butterflies. Looks very good with the background of clouds and twinkling stars. And best of all, you made it!

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  6. Love it. I like the blues you selected.πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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  7. Ha! I was right! It IS good! And your flutterbys are adorable!πŸ¦‹πŸŒ βœ¨πŸ’•

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  8. Amazing background! I find myself oddly charmed by the fat, green butterflies that are at odds with it. Cute painting overall 😍

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  10. Lovely, Madam. It reminded me how I love to read and know about our universe along with earth’s natural beauty.

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