I decided it was time for me to think about my second piece for the subject assignment, so over the Easter break I decided to look closely at moths and try to incorporate some into my watercolours of dingy window sill corners and portray the moths with a more fantasy approach incorporating crazy colours and glitter. I thought about a number of different ways to do it and thought watercolour would be most affective with a line pen to do finishing touches.
After researching moths and looking at their intricate markings and sometimes sparkling wings I decided to do some small representations of moths using watercolour and fine glitter.
Here is what I was able to achieve:
I am happy with the delicacy which i have somehow managed to portray within the markings, even on the smaller ones! As I am normally quite a messy worker and sometimes set the bar to high, I was quite happily surprised with the outcomes of them.The colours used were mostly true to what the moths were, and i was surprised to see so many vibrantly coloured moths exist! I also think using the fine glitter has given them a great effect and when the sunlight reflects of them they really do sparkle, which gives them a great element of fantasy.