Monarch

Monarch. Micron 01 pens on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate paper. 11

Monarch. Micron 01 pens on Strathmore 500 Series Bristol Plate paper. 11″ x 11″

 
I missed working on a square sheet, so I decided to cut some of my 500 Series stash down to size, and this is the first effort in that format. I’m deeply satisfied with this piece – I took a great deal of time refining the details, and it’s is arguably my best work yet, at least from a technical perspective. It celebrates the recent news of the rebounding population of Monarch butterflies, though they are not out of the woods yet – Please consider planting some milkweed that hasn’t been treated with systemic pesticides in your yard.