This is ‘purple’ week over at the Summer of Color challenge.
My inspiration was The Purple Hairstreak Butterfly.
I haven’t drawn anything in a while so I put my stamps, collage sheets, and stickers away for this one.
I used my Derwent pencils–using ‘Imperial Purple’ for the dark shading on the branches, instead of brown like I would normally do.
Using some purple colored chalk, I lightly shaded in some color in the center of some pressed hydrangea petals. Over the years the pressed flowers get prettier and prettier. They look like old yellowed paper.
I carefully separated some petals and added them on the wings,and then put some in the tree.
A common question I’m asked these days is, “Do you need anything?” I’m never sure how to answer this questions because there are many things I need, but they’re not things other people can give me.
The message here is the only answer I can come up with.
Check out more purple art at Summer of Color.