Continuing the Watercolour study on Butterflies and today’s pick is Blushing Phantom, aka The pink glasswing butterfly, Cithaerias pireta, found in Amazon rainforest.
When sunny, this creature seems to be a wingless bug flying with two pink spots floating on either side.When you focus on this insect it turns out to be a butterfly with almost completely transparent wings.
The reason why their wings are transparent and unique is because they do not have any scales except for a few pink ones on the lower curves of their bottom wings.
I tried painting them in different postures. Will be trying similar ones in future too. Looking forward to learn and paint more of these exotic species.
- Savvanah Sohne watercolours.(Smart set 42 colour)
- I used cold pressed 300gsm Canson xl Watercolor paper
- Round Paint brush(Watercolour)
- Liner Paint brush(Watercolour)
- Pencil to sketch.
Some photos for reference: