My local art store had a 50% off everything sale on the other day and I have been thinking about trying out coloured pencils. So since they were half price I decided to give them a go. Purchased a tin of Faber Castell polychromos coloured pencils. I tried drawing a bird first but didn't like the result - much prefer painting them in acrylics. So then I did butterfly and was rather pleased with how it turned out. Next I am going to try them out on a Kangaroo as I think they will work rather well as I will be able to layer in different colours.
Giant Swallowtail Butterfly measures 6 x 6 inches and is drawn on 300gsm smooth Arches watercolour paper.
Many thanks to Rodney Campbell for the reference photo.