Comma butterflies by Measures

David Measures (1937- )
Comma butterflies, 1984.
Ball-point pen and watercolour, 293 x 220 mm.

David Measures' artwork has influenced a generation of natural history artists. Not wishing to follow traditional methods of scientific illustration, he chose instead to develop a technique which enabled an immediate method of recording his observations in the field.

This drawing is a fine example of his work. In a free and fluid style, Measures records the result of closely observing two comma butterflies during one summer's day in 1984.

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