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