I took this photograph of this monarch butterfly at Huntington Gardens. I'm not sure what type of flower this is, but butterflies love them. It is such a joy to see such beauty. I am not primarily a photographer, but every once in a while I capture a butterfly in my lens. 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 soft glance and hair that caresses her face... 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 October. This is day 5.
This is a rough sketch.