Step 1: Load sponge with golden yellow and apply to inside of eye. Add pink to the other end of the sponge and add this color next to the golden yellow and blend.
Step 2: Add a third color- orange and blend into the pink.
Step 3: Add butterfly head, body and antennae using a #4 round brush and black. The body is a teardrop.
Step 4: Using the same brush and black, outline the wings, coming inwards at regular intervals. Add a curly-Q at the bottom.
Step 5: Add inner black lines- “M’s and W’s” and fill in between with black.
Step 6: Add white dots with a #4 round brush and white.
Step 7: As a variation, add long tear drops or swirls and curls on the wings in black.
Step 8: Don’t forget the lips! I used orange, outlined in red and drag blended the red into the orange with a dry flat brush.
Step 9: Finished!!
Thank you to Kim Baker and her beautiful daughter for her wonderful modelling!