Butterfly Cycle – PaintingPosted: January 13, 2013
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.
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The following products have been designed with this artwork:
Laptop and iPad Skins,
iPhone and iPod Skins,
Women and Men’s Apparel