Completed: Monarch

I finally put color to the sketch. After transferring the outline onto Bristol Board, I used watercolor to get the shades I wanted. I wanted the gown to have some areas look more transparent, so I decided watercolor was the way to go. I also used a thin-tipped sharpie to outline the ruffle of the skirt. Since I was specifically inspired by the monarch butterfly, I used that species’ typical colors. You can see the sketch to watercolor transformation below:

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