I have finally completed my second artwork of my equine/butterfly collection. This one is surrounded with innocence and curiosity. When I created my first piece, “Holifly“, I was intrigued by the natural acceptance these two diverse creatures shared with one another. This great majestic beast, capable of amazing feats of strength, mingles with a delicate flower gliding in the wind. The fragile meets the hardy.
I took this a step further with my second piece. A playful and curios foal discovers the vibrant monarch. Even for an adolescent, a foal is immense compared to a butterfly. Yet they have a delicate interaction of discovery together. Though this clumsy mammoth could easily squash this tiny bug, the monarch is only met with curiosity and a gentle nature.
I enjoy the relationship, though brief, between these contrary creatures. They are unique from one another yet peacefully coexist. Much can be learned from such a terse interaction.
For this work, which is still untitled, I used graphite, colored, and charcoal pencils. The charcoal gave me the dark contrast with a hint of white chalk to pop out the highlights. This is also the first time I have used this shade of paper. I like how the white stands out. Perhaps I will do a drawing using only the white pencil. This is also fun to do on black paper.
I hope you enjoyed my latest work. I am glad it is finally complete. I already have an idea for the next piece in the collection. What will it be? You’ll just have to wait and see!
What animal opposites have you seen mingling? Share your story in the comments below! Thanks for reading!
Until next time,
“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.”