Butterfly sketch

By heather at 7:41 pm on Monday, October 16, 2006

Heather Castles

An art nouveau inspired butterfly. Signed prints are available at my Etsy.com shop!

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Comment by DEBRA

October 25, 2006 @ 2:14 pm

beautiful work and very helpful tips for me, a beginner at trying to sell my artwork. Thank you. Debra siggy927@hotmail.com

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Comment by Sarah

January 10, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

I really like this picture. The lines are great. I am looking at pictures to try to get an idea for a project I am doing at school. This is beautiful!

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Comment by summaiya

March 29, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

tooooo gud

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Comment by Tiffany Smidt

May 10, 2007 @ 3:21 pm

What type of butterfly is it

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Comment by Heather

May 10, 2007 @ 7:15 pm

Hi Tiffany!
Thanks for your comment… the butterfly was just from my imagination ;) Something I doodled a couple minutes at a time one day at work while I was waiting for my computer to process some work.
Cheers,
Heather

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Comment by NJM

August 31, 2007 @ 2:41 pm

WOW!! this is absolutely beautiful

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Comment by Rae

September 14, 2007 @ 1:16 pm

Hi there! I love this sketch- I stumbled on it looking for something else but I wanted to know if you would mind if I used it for a tattoo?

I have been trying to figure out what I wanted and when I saw this I jumped- I was like “THAT’S IT!!!”

Please say yes, I would be so honored! I will even send you a picture when I am done!!!!
Respectfully hopeful,
Rae

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Comment by Georgia

October 2, 2007 @ 9:03 am

WOW - thats soo cool - you’re so talented! I wanted to find something interesting to inspire me for my art - I’ve found it!! Do you draw other things as well as this?

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Comment by Anshu

October 9, 2007 @ 5:48 pm

Dear Heather, This is splendid…The curls are perfect…as even I am doing kinda work full of curls…Wish you all the very best…

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Comment by SCEEJ

October 27, 2007 @ 10:11 am

wow. that is AMAZING. i am so jealous. you’re amazing!

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Comment by shradha

October 27, 2007 @ 10:33 pm

Awesome piece of work.
Neat and clean finishing.

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Comment by Roopali

November 27, 2007 @ 8:46 pm

BEST :)

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Comment by Katie

December 11, 2007 @ 10:52 pm

wow this is amazing so i did a peice similar to it and it turned out wonderfull because of how great of work you do so it really showed me how to draw it. its the greatest

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Comment by Megan

December 22, 2007 @ 8:01 pm

Hi I love this drawing!!! I have a question I have been looking for a butterfly drawing for 4 years now to use as a tattoo, because every girl in my family has a unique butterfly tattoo. So I was wondering if I, with ur permission, could use your drawing for a tattoo?

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Comment by hope

January 10, 2008 @ 4:37 am

I love this pic. I already have a tatoo of a butterfly and need more to join it along with a change of flowers to go up my side…do you have anything sketches like this?If so i would love to see!!

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Comment by Berja

January 13, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

Hi,can I have permission to use your sketch for my tatoo please? It’s the only one of the millions I’ve looked at that draws my attention, though I would like to add colour. Aroha Pumau na Bernadette no Aotearoa New Zealand

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Comment by charlotte

February 14, 2008 @ 12:07 pm

hi
it’s a beautiful job and i’ve just was looking for a beatutiful butterfly because i wants to have a tatoo and this will help me a lot to decide.

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Comment by Marie Cristine

February 22, 2008 @ 9:52 am

I just wanted to let you know that I used this sketch as inspiration for a piece of jewelry I made. I joined a contest that required “us” to create a piece of jewelry using the colour pallets from here http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2007/06/01/colorful-beauty-in-nature-butterflies/ and an optional butterfly theme.
Have a look at entry #17 to see what I made http://www.starvingjewelryartists.com/index.php?showtopic=5929

Thanks!
Cristine

P.S. Feel free to vote on any one of these jewelry items!

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Comment by raquel

March 9, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

love this sketch soo much i had to use it on my blog.
absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Comment by kera & autumn

March 9, 2008 @ 5:54 pm

This butterfly is so butiful and magnifacint,but what type is it?

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Comment by Hollie

March 9, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

Hi Heather,

I like everyone else love this sketch, AND like many of them, would also like to get your permission to use it as a base for a tattoo. It would be much appreciated, cheers!

Hollie

P.S. I like that you’re business is “green”!

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Comment by raquel

March 10, 2008 @ 6:44 am

great sketch!

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Comment by kevin

April 4, 2008 @ 2:25 pm

this butterfly is so cool

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Comment by erica

April 15, 2008 @ 9:57 am

cool

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Comment by Laura 13 yrs

May 4, 2008 @ 11:28 am

I was looking for a butterfly model that i was going to use for a picture im drawing and i was like “WOAH!” it made my drawings look like a 2nd grade art project. can you give me some tips on shading? my shadows and light areas are all blending and making my drawing look 2D. Thanks 4 the help. I will send u a copy of my pic when i am done!
Your fellow artist,
Laura

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Comment by Louise

May 14, 2008 @ 9:57 am

heii..
I have looked at your butterfly many times, and I realy like it. I like it so much that I will ask you promision to (maby) get it as a tatoo? if I gonna get it, can I send you a picture of it?
//Louise

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Comment by bebop

May 23, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

omg how and where on earth did u kearn to draw like that its amazing.

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Comment by Marlene Holm

May 29, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

Hey! I love your butterfly, as many other people here. I would like to ask you if I may use this butterfly on my homepage.

Thansk!

Marlene

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Comment by Katie

June 1, 2008 @ 7:15 am

I too am looking for an awesome butterfly tatoo and this is a beautiful sketch that I may use and add a littl too…awesome~

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Comment by Josie

June 4, 2008 @ 11:34 am

This is a great butterfly, you really have got the line and texture of the butterfly. Very impressive :)

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Comment by hy

June 4, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

i like it , really . great picture !

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Comment by Maxi Jewels

July 8, 2008 @ 7:45 am

I like your butterfly sketch and am proud that I have my butterfly jewelry design too!

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Comment by Kandi

July 16, 2008 @ 10:31 am

I think that this is an awesome butterfly, and I feel so repetitive after reading the previous comments, but do you mind others using the image for the base for a tattoo? I think it is the most awesome drawing ever. I have been searching for a side facing butterfly for a tattoo and this is the best I’ve seen.

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Comment by Brandy

July 18, 2008 @ 1:06 pm

This is one of the most beautiful sketches I have ever seen. Awesome job!

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Comment by Jessica

July 19, 2008 @ 10:21 am

I was wondering if you mind if i got a tattoo of this drawing. Im getting a butterfly tattoo of this today and it was so beautiful.

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Comment by rachel stein

August 27, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

hey just to let all you guys know i already have it as a tattoo and you guys are copiers!
haha.
this is beautiful.

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Comment by Kira

October 28, 2008 @ 7:49 am

nice

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Comment by Louise

November 9, 2008 @ 3:34 am

Beautiful sketch.

can i ask which medium you used?

louise

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Comment by raju

December 4, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

Glasswing Butterfly(Greta Oto) is a brush-footed butterfly where its wings are transparent. The tissue between the veins of its wings looks like glass. They are found in the range which extends throughout Central America into Mexico.

see pictures>>>
http://photoslovers.blogspot.com

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Comment by Alannah

December 30, 2008 @ 11:51 pm

hi heather i am amazed like every1 else i am only 12 and have been drawing since i was 1 its gone from scribble to nice sketches i am not going to copy your picture because its your talent but am going to draw it myself any way all the best in your doodling and sketching your a winner heather.

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Comment by raven

June 20, 2009 @ 7:48 am

your drawing is so awesome that it inspired me to start drawing. the first time i saw this picture it captured my eyes and i was like WOW!!! thats amazing.

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Comment by Lavender

May 22, 2010 @ 12:41 pm

amazing really helped for prototype for a school project

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Comment by shreya

December 10, 2010 @ 7:32 am

ffabulous

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Comment by shreya

December 10, 2010 @ 7:33 am

ffabulous……………i to just love it yaar

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Comment by nicki

January 16, 2011 @ 2:43 pm

luv it i made something similar but urs is way better really inspired me

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Comment by ketaki

February 4, 2011 @ 10:15 pm

luuuuvd it gr8 work
keep it up

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Comment by Elmsley Rose

July 4, 2011 @ 9:25 pm

Hi Heather,
I’m the historical embroiderer lady that you are letting me use this lovely drawing as a basis for the embroidery.
His/her latest incarnation is at http://elmsleyrose.blogspot.com/2011/06/julies-butterfly-finished-but-with.html.

I’m not actually finished yet. Although using a real beetle’s wing as the butterfly head was really cool, it’s not really working. I’ve since replaced it with a purple plain embroidered head, same as the body.

I’m also going to do a ‘network’ of fine stitching on top of the purple head/body.

But you can see the finished wings. You can waggle the back wing - see how it sticks up from the embroidery? It’s only attached at the point where it joins the front wing. It has a backing in purple fabric.

The friend it is for loves it!

I’ll let you know when he/she (It’s up to Julie to decide) is all finished, but I thought you’d like to see the progress.

All the best,

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Comment by haidy

February 21, 2012 @ 12:08 pm

lovely drawing absolutely beautiful my friend wants something very similar for a tattoo

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Comment by Sarah

May 10, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

I have this tattooed on my back!

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