Antennae-less Lepidoptera

Ink and watercolor in sketchbook

Ink and watercolor in sketchbook

I finished up my drawing yesterday and the boyfriend asked me whether it was a moth or a butterfly. Initially I thought butterfly, but as I looked at it again, I wasn’t completely sure. There are no real clear indicators in my drawing. I knew that moths typically land with wings open and butterflies closed, and upon further investigation I found that moths usually have a fuzzier, fatter body. They also have fuzzier antennae – which does not apply here. So I say call it as you wish.

Butterfly final upper detail Butterfly final lower detail

Pre-color. I might almost like this one better...

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