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Female old world swallowtail butterfly

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Scientific illustration: Entomology. (Papilio machaon). 
I have used 3 brushes, vectors & bitmaps. I also experimented how nicely the expand stroke feature works (antennas). Made them in a swoosh, I even heard it hhhh
Project bigger here:
 
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Swoosh,you just did (nail) it 😉


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Thank you for continuing to share these fantastic drawings..they are an inspiration.....Prefer the red one though..but that's just me!


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Simply beautiful! I admire those who take the time to create true to life images & share them with the rest of. It's inspiring especially since my preference is to use a camera since my drawing skills are not so great. Thanks!

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9 hours ago, VectorWhiz said:

An other fantastic piece you created of which there are more to see on your Behance page. Did you use the mouse of a drawing tablet?

Thanks VectorWhiz! I used both as this is designer and pixel personas. But the rule of thumb for me is vectors mouse, brushes pen and tablet. I don't feel comfortable laying nodes with the pen as much as I cannot paint with the mouse. 

 

 

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fantastic work


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How did I miss this ten days ago?? :o Wonderful, as always! thumbup1.gif


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On 3/12/2020 at 1:41 PM, StuartRc said:

Prefer the red one though..but that's just me!

That red moth is stunning, too, but I couldn’t say I have a particular preference for either the moth or the butterfly.


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Impressive drawings.  A personal preference,  Gradient on background. 


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3 hours ago, Alfred said:

That red moth is stunning, too, but I couldn’t say I have a particular preference for either the moth or the butterfly.

I can't choose either, especially thinking how much I love reds and flaming colours, but I can say that I consider this one superior in result, at least technically.

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1 hour ago, Cecil said:

Impressive drawings.  A personal preference,  Gradient on background. 

Thanks Cecil! 

I put gradients when doing other type of illustrations, i.e. cars, as it provides a feeling of environment to them and I think it contributes to the overall final look in most cases. But being this one a scientific illustration I can't do that, especially cause there are conventions and light is usually supposed to come from left to right. Here an illustration where I feel gradients are a good choice though:  https://www.behance.net/gallery/31578563/1957-Chevy-Corvette-Roadster-Affinity-D-Vectors

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