This is a simple butterfly painting done with poster colour or acrylic paints. The first step is sketching the butterfly, decide on the composition ,the placement is always your choice .So draw the butterfly lightly first and when you are happy and confident with the picture draw it visibily and lets move on to the next step.
The next step is filling the background,fill up the background with different shades of green here i've made it simple and plain by filling it with christmas green ,you can nurture your creativity by giving your own combinations of green, then sketch with a thin liner brush the out line of the butterfly with black.
In this step you would be painting the body of the butterfly with golden yellow mixed with tiny bit of brown ,paint the head with black. the inner partitions on the wings would be painted with golden yellow mixed with a small portion of lemon yellow.
Finally draw the antennas ,and the yellow bushes where the butterfly is hunting for its nectar by picking up some paint and dabbing it on the surface roughly.You can make your own additions to give more interests to your picture hope you enjoyed this post ,your comments would be well appreciated.