Wednesday, September 28, 2016

My Photograph of a Monarch Butterfly at Descanso Gardens + September Sketches Art, Day 28 Sketch, Big Eye Fairy...



I took this photograph of this monarch butterfly at Descanso Gardens.  It had landed on a beautiful flower, I'm not certain what type of flower it is.  I love to see butterflies and flowers together in the gardens!  We've planted milkweed in our yard because monarchs love them.  I hope that you will enjoy this photo!


I love to paint animals, you may see some of my finished paintings at lisarusso.com if you'd like.



Here is a sketch of a big eyed gothic maiden.  She has a sweet little mischevious smile and atop her head is a hat...  I think she is most likely a fairy angel, although she could also be a goddess or a mermaid.  I'm unsure if I'll paint her or not, but I did enjoy sketching her.


I've decided to try and do a sketch a day in September.  This is day 28.   She is also face 28 for the 29 faces challenge in September.

This is a rough sketch.

7 comments:

Christine said...

such a sweet smile on your maiden today Lisa, and your photo is beautiful, great capture!

Martin Kloess said...

The maiden is off to a rich start

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

the perspective on your maiden is well done and very petty photo of the butterfly and flower :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photo, the butterflies love the buddleia flowers. Beautiful sketch, too, Hugs, Valerie

NatureFootstep said...

well done to draw so many faces :) Maybe next year I will too. :)

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your butterfly picture! Butterflies are so precious! And, your girl has a twinkle in her eye! She is up to something! LOL!

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Thanks so much Christine, Martin, Jennifer, Valerie-Jael, NatureFootstep, and Stacy! It is an excellent challenge...