The New Meadow
from The Prince of Butterflies



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John ends up spending the morning with the butterflies but then realizes he has to return to his family.  The butterflies ask him to stay, and he's tempted, but he insists and they gather about him to turn him back into a boy.


Reading the manuscript, I thought the real visual challenge of the book was going to be painting twenty pages of monarch butterflies (orange and black shapes) and still keeping it from getting boring.  This one is a good example of what I was trying to do to avoid that.  The monarchs in this picture are predominantly yellow and brown, but because the entire image is shifted towards yellow, the butterfly still feels orange and black, even though he isn't.



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