I took this photograph of this Painted Lady butterfly on white lilac flowers at Descanso Gardens a while back. When they are in bloom, the fragrance of these flowers attracts many butterflies... I hope that you will enjoy this photo!
I love to paint flowers and 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 feeling of strength and her eyes are accented. I think she is most likely an angel fairy, although she could also be a mermaid or a goddess. 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 March. This is day 1.
This is a rough sketch.