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Tiger Swallowtail Painting Progress Three

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Tiger Swallowtail Painting Progress Three

Now I have the ultramarine blue over the burnt sienna, so my tiger’s stripes are black. The burnt sienna shows a little at the edges in spots, which I like. It makes the black more interesting. I used a dry brush for the butterfly’s fur. (Did you know that butterflies are furry?) I still see a couple of small places that I want to tweak on the tiger, but basically he is finished.
The next stage will be to put the final touches on the tiger, and finish the lilac leaves in the foreground. Then I will step back and take a looooooong look at it, and decide if I need to adjust values or colors in any area. We are getting close to the home stretch now.