Scarce Bamboo Page

Scarce Bamboo Page

Common Name: Scarce Bamboo Page
Scientific Name: Philaethria dido
Exhibit: Butterfly Garden
Medium: Colored Pencil
Date finished: Febuary 17, 2006
Observation: The Scarce Bamboo Page is the first butterfly that I drew in color using the Crayola colored pencils that another Gallery Guide had given me. The Crayola pencils don't blend as nicely as my Pisma colored pencils do, but they are alot better than my old Prang colored pencils. Probably the hardest part is just sharpening the pencils. I would use my electric pencil sharpener, but that would just be out of place there. So I just use cheap little sharpeners that you could probably get anywhere. The butterfly itself prefers going to the flowers instead of the feeders. They are quite pretty to see.