Been thinking about butterflies recently, how they are exquisite to look at but also have great meanings in our lives. Butterflies symbolise courage. Whenever I see a tattoo of a butterfly, I think that person must have had a struggle and led a courageous life (or they might just like them to look at, not everyone looks for meaning). They symbolise our own metamorphosis, how we change as we grow and, well, what happens when we shuffle off this mortal coil. Butterflies are cool. I love butterflies.
Just completed a logo for a Dutch based company using the image of a butterfly to represent transformation and metamorphosis on a psychosocial level and they are very pleased with the design! (phew!). Now on to their website.......
Actually, there are so many levels and strands that I love to the creative process but whatever I draw is like a meditation upon the subject that I draw about. I get to know my subject matter. It is part of the illustration process. There are many learned illustrators out there (although I can't really put my hand up here) who are a font of all knowledge and are quietly fascinating people. Hergé, when he wrote his adventures of Tintin, was too busy drawing to travel to all the places Tintin visited, but he was forever reading and looking at photos. He knew many friends from around the world who would describe their environment and he built up a very knowledgable understanding of all these different places. So much so that you would have believed Hergé himself had trekked in the Himalayas.... and I would know, because I have been there.
Have a lovely day all.... until next time. Happy creativity in what ever you are doing x