Aerial Journey
from The Prince of Butterflies



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The butterflies are following John on a long journey to a new meadow.  


This one was fun.  Pure fun.  I wanted to paint the butterflies a little different for this part of the story; I wanted to give them a kind of magical glow as if he's seeing them AS another butterfly.  I liked how it turned out.  After painting everything except the background, I started on it, and was having problems.  The ground was turning out too detailed and it was distracting from the butterflies.  In a moment of frustration I tried handling it a different way than I had planned, and it worked much, much better than I had imagined it would and allowed me to finish it in a fraction of the time it would have taken the other way.



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