Blue Triangle Butterfly Artworks

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This butterfly (Graphium Sarpedon Choredon) is commonly known as a Blue Triangle Butterfly, because its wing colour is black to dark brown with blue areas which joins to make a triangle. The females and males look almost the same, but when you look carefully you can see that the male has a fringe of scent-bearing hairs along the inner edges of his hind wings which he uses it to disperse scent to the female.

Butterflies are instantly familiar and universally popular. They do not bite, sting, carry disease or (in adult form) do any serious damage. Butterflies are considered the jewel of creation and are popular among collectors. They are the symbol of the souls immortality that physical death does not destroy, and in their pleasing, fluttering flight they are associated with Eros the god of love.

These first three images are by Contemporary Australian artist Di Mathews aka Diavma. Copyright Hexagonal Mandala 2010. They are digital 3D rendered artwork showing the Graphium Sarpedon Choredon on various species of eucalyptus. The background textures echo the textures of local trees, creating three works which are very native to my area of the world. All of the digital models used are my own original sculpted 3D meshes.

All three artworks are presented on one sheet of high quality art paper, creating a tryptich to be framed as one unit.

This image of the Blue Triangle Butterfly (Graphium Sarpedon Choredon) differs from the previous three. While it shows the same species as the 3 images above, the artwork is executed in a different manner. It is hand painted using a pressure sensitive electronic pen and a digital graphics tablet. This sort of approach to image making is the same as traditional painting and drawing techniques, only the drawing tool translates it directly onto a computer rather than a paper or canvas surface. Each stroke of the artists hand is recorded and its sensitivity to the pressure applied with each pen stroke dictates the breadth and intensity of the line it creates.

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