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.