Butterfly Cycle – Painting

Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

After creating my portfolio website design, I felt attached to my branding concept of a butterfly growing from an egg on a leaf (stage 1), to a caterpillar (stage 2), to a cacoon (stage 3), and finally pushing out of the cocoon to reveal a beautifully colored butterfly (stage 4). I had created these illustrations specifically for my website design, but I wanted more for them. I had to find a way to use them again.

So I decided to create a singular artwork to illustrate the entire life cycle of a butterfly using these stages. To emphasize the continuous nature of the cycle of life creating more life, I placed each element as part of a circle punctuated by a never ending leaf branch. Since life is driven by the sun, I placed the sun at the center of the cycle. Finally, I added a very simple background of small, glowing particles being driven around by force of the cycle and the gravity of the sun, combining planetary movement in a solar system with a butterfly’s life cycle on earth.

Have any questions or thoughts about this artwork? If so, please comment below. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

Sun Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Sun Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Butterfly Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Butterfly Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Caterpillar Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Caterpillar Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Cacoon Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Cacoon Crop of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

iPad Skin Design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

iPad Skin Design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Pillow design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

Pillow Design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

T-shirt design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

T-shirt Design of Butterfly Cycle Painting by Nicole Cleary

To shop prints of this artwork, please visit my shop by clicking here.


The following products have been designed with this artwork:
Technology
Laptop and iPad Skins,
iPhone and iPod Skins,
iPhone Cases,
Women and Men’s Apparel
T-shirts,
Hoodies,
Home Goods
Tote Bags,
Pillows,
Stationary
Greeting Cards

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2 Comments on “Butterfly Cycle – Painting”

  1. Beautiful intense colours. Looks great!


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