Malachite

Malachite

Common Name: Malachite
Scientific Name: Siproeta stelenes
Exhibit: Butterfly Garden
Medium: Colored Pencil
Date finished: June 2, 2007
Observation: The Malachite is alot like the Scarce Bamboo Page which was my first colored pencil drawing at the zoo. The Malachite is larger and has more detail. This butterfly took me pretty much six hours to draw. I had found the dead butterfly shortly after starting my shift and then started to draw it. I managed to get the outlines and most of the color done on the first day, but when I got back to it in a couple weeks it took me almost the whole three hour shift to finish just the black parts. And that day was also quite hot (Ninety degrees F in the garden) and I had been walking around the zoo for a couple hours before that.