What you’ll need:

  • Micador Watercolour Paper
  • Micador Fluoro Watercolour Palette
  • Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pen
  • Micador Achiever Brush, 3pk (or MFA Achiever Brush size 12)
  • Micador Essential Pencil, HB
  • Micador 303 Plastic Eraser

 

 

 

Step

Step 1: Draw a Basic Outline

Using a graphite pencil, lightly draw the basic shapes of the body and wings. To help keep the wings symmetrical, draw a square and split it into quarters. Then draw a wing in each quarter, with the body of the butterfly going down the middle.
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Step 2: Add Detail to the Wings

Lightly draw the patterns and shapes within the wings of the butterfly using a graphite pencil.
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Step 3: Add Watercolour

Erase some of the patterns in the wings so the grey outlines can only just be seen. Add watercolour to the coloured areas in the wings. You can use multiple different colours for this. Wait for the paint to dry before moving on to the next step.
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Step 4: Add Black

Trace the outline of the butterfly and details in the wings using a Micador Stay Anywhere Permanent Pen. Colour within the outline to add black to the wings and colour in the butterfly’s body. The black against the fluoro paint will help make the colours pop!
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